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SubjectBoot Ideas, (Was Re:Boot messages.)
Among the 350 or so e-mail messages I got today :< 
Someone wrote me that I they had read that ms-dos (Win95)
stores it's boot screen in a file that's partially true! But the fact is,
they tricked you!

What happens is that after MS-DOS finds the partitons and
mounts them (yes it does do that). It scans the root directory
of all assigned drives, aside from A: and B:, for a file called Logo.sys
this is a custom boot-image. However, if you format your hard drive
and leave nothing on it, then reboot your system. You'll find that Windows
still displays "Starting Windows 95" as a graphic! Hence it is inside IO.SYS
and since it is 39K or so that is why IO.SYS is 250K

Try the following:

in Windows 95 go to a DOS prompt
and type format A: /s wait and let it finish
label it whatever you feel like!
Run Attrib -r -h -s A:\MSDOS.SYS
yes! Include the spaces
then type EDIT A:\MSDOS.SYS
add a line that Says: LOGO=1
save and close this file.
Exit the dos box!
Print this message.
Exit Windows and Reboot your computer.

Go into the C-MOS Setup and Disable all of your IDE HARD-DRIVES.
(Warning, this is only to accentuate the point. If you don't know what you are doing.
Then don't do this, BTW if your C-MOS doesn't have Autodetect then forget it al together,
Your system is to old to run Win95 anyway)

let the system boot from A:
type DIR /a ( the /a switch is to show all files) at the A:\ prompt and guess what, nothing but
if you still don't believe me, then try going to C: D: or even Z: ! but there's nothing there.
If you see my point, the start-up logo is inside IO.SYS!

also if you don't feel like doing this, just take my word for it, it's true!

And I never cuss, so I'm serious about this!
Bye, and pardon my French for using such harsh language!

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