• W95 Boot Screen

    From Andreas Dissel@2:240/8001.8 to All on Tue Apr 16 19:33:54 2019
    Hello, All!

    Does anyone know how to get rid of the W95 boot screen? The fullscreen thing with the w95 logo on it. I don't mean to just press ESC if it appears, there is
    a way to disable it permanently, but I don't remember...

    Thank's a lot for your help.

    Best Regards, Andreas
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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384.125 to Andreas Dissel on Wed Apr 17 08:00:13 2019
    Hi! Andreas,

    On 04/17/2019 03:33 AM, you wrote to All:

    Does anyone know how to get rid of the W95 boot screen? The
    fullscreen thing with the w95 logo on it. I don't mean to just press
    ESC if it appears, there is a way to disable it permanently, but I
    don't remember...

    I remember doing this many, many moons ago, but I'm not really sure it was WFWG 3.11 or Win9x. Anyway, I have found some notes from last century that might help you...

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    From: Peter Bryce Read: Yes
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    To: Dean Pettigrew Mark: Save
    Subj: Re: Windows 95 Logo Change

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    [Aghast at the Win95 startup screen, Dean Pettigrew said to All...]

    After just installing Windows 95 i want to change the
    startup logo (The one that is shown when the system is booting) how to
    i change this?

    Hi Dean.

    I posted up a (couple?) of messages about how to do it all awhile back,
    and
    there's also other people who've done the same.

    Anyway, here's the info again in case the old messages aren't on your BBS anymore.

    Create a 256 color bitmap (.bmp) of 320x400 and place it into the root directory of your bootup hard drive. (typically C:\)
    (A standard 8 bit 256 color is the type to use. Don't use a 16 bit (ie.
    16 million colour pic) because it won't be displayed.)

    Rename the pic to logo.sys

    Now each time you boot, Win95 will use that pic instead of it's "inbuilt" one.

    The pic _must_ be 320x400 pixels in size or else Win95 will spit the
    dummy
    and just show you text info that Windows is loading. If you use a 320x200 pic, it will be displayed onscreen but will _not_ appear right.
    So you'll need to "stretch" any 320x200 pic you want to use, with a
    suitable
    image processing program (ie. Paintshop Pro) by resizing it to 320x400
    and
    then saving it as a .bmp file

    Beware of the logo.sys file being named with a Win95 long filename. It _must_ be a standard DOS 8.3 filename and not something like logo.sys.bmp ;-)
    If it's anything other than logo.sys, then it won't be used.

    BTW, you don't get the colour cycling loading bar at the bottom of your
    pic
    as Win95 boots up with your new pic so don't panic. ;-)

    Also, on a related topic, there are two files in the Windows directory called logos.sys and logow.sys
    These are standard 256 colour bitmaps (but at 320x400) used by Win95 to display the "safe to shutdown" and "please wait while shutting down" screens repectively. You can also change them according to the same limitations as logo.sys

    Any altered versions of logos.sys and logow.sys that you want to use
    needs
    to be in the Windows directory to work. (not C:\)

    (Be sure to back them up if you want to use them again if your new
    screens
    aren't to your liking.) ;-)


    Lastly, if you ever add the Win95 Plus Pack to your system, it will _replace_ any logo.sys file that you have on your system as your boot up pic.


    seeyalater.

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    I hope it helps you, Andreas. Have fun!

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Paul Quinn on Tue Apr 16 20:04:48 2019
    Hello Paul,

    17 Apr 19 08:00 at you wrote to Andreas Dissel:

    I remember doing this many, many moons ago, but I'm not really sure it
    was WFWG 3.11 or Win9x. Anyway, I have found some notes from last
    century that might help you...

    Those instructions are also very similar to OS/2 except you use LOGO.BMP IIRC.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Sean Dennis on Wed Apr 17 12:32:42 2019
    Hi! Sean,

    On 16 Apr 19 20:04, you wrote to me:

    from last century that might help you...
    Those instructions are also very similar to OS/2 except you use
    LOGO.BMP IIRC.

    I only did OS/2 for a week (IIRC) in the late-80s but I never inhaled. 8-)

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Andreas Dissel@2:240/8001.8 to Paul Quinn on Wed Apr 17 09:07:32 2019
    Hello, Paul!

    17 Apr 19 08:00, from Paul Quinn -> Andreas Dissel, in URL @OFGHIUrl:

    Create a 256 color bitmap (.bmp) of 320x400 and place it into the
    root directory of your bootup hard drive. (typically C:\) (A
    standard 8 bit 256 color is the type to use. Don't use a 16 bit
    (ie.
    16 million colour pic) because it won't be displayed.)

    Rename the pic to logo.sys

    I did the following:

    echo No Logo! > logo.sys

    So we have a txt file here, no bmp. W95 tries to load it, failed and the boot screen is disabled.
    Great!

    I hope it helps you, Andreas. Have fun!

    Yes, it did. Thanks a lot!

    Best Regards, Andreas
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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384.125 to Andreas Dissel on Wed Apr 17 18:02:28 2019
    Hi! Andreas,

    On 04/17/2019 05:07 PM, you wrote:

    I hope it helps you, Andreas. Have fun!

    echo No Logo! > logo.sys

    Yes, it did. Thanks a lot!

    Naughty! But I like it! :)

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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