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Display the Windows Splash Screen While Loading (Windows 95/98/Me) Popular

When Windows is loading normally you see the Windows clouds splash screen, this can be disabled to show the background DOS boot process.

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Change the attributes for MSDOS.SYS so it is not 'Read Only', MSDOS.SYS is found in the root directory of your C:\ drive. Open the file using Notepad or another text editor (not Microsoft Word or any word processor).

Change the value of 'Logo=' to 'Logo=1' for splash screen enabled or 'Logo=0' for disabled.

Changes will take place on the next reboot.

Hint: Pressing [Esc] while the splash screen is showing will have the same effect for that session.

Registry Settings
Value Data: Logo=1 (default)

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Last modified: May 7, 2002