Logo Screen Appears with Logo=0 Entry in the Msdos.sys File

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SYMPTOMS

When you restart your computer after disabling the Windows logo screen in the Msdos.sys file by setting the logo= line to 0, you may still receive the Windows logo screen.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur for any of the following reasons:
  • There is more than one logo= line present in the Msdos.sys file.
  • Your computer may be using DriveSpace and have multiple Msdos.sys files.
  • There may be Winboot files in the root folder of drive C. Winboot files are created during the installation of Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98. If these files are not removed, they can force the logo screen to appear.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this behavior, use the appropriate method:

Multiple Logo= Lines

To determine if you have multiple logo= lines in the Msdos.sys file:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

    cd\
    attrib -s -h -r msdos.sys
    edit msdos.sys
  3. Verify that there is only one logo= line in this file, and if needed, remove any extra logo= lines until only the one logo=0 line remains.
  4. Press ALT+F, press S, press ALT+F, and then press X.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

    cd\
    attrib +s +h +r msdos.sys
    exit

Using Microsoft DriveSpace with Multiple Msdos.sys Files

If your computer is configured with DriveSpace, one Msdos.sys file may be on the host drive and one Msdos.sys file may be on the compressed volume file (CVF). To determine if you have multiple Msdos.sys files:
  1. Determine if you have an Msdos.sys file on the Host drive:

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
    2. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command

      cd\
      host drive letter:
      attrib -s -h -r msdos.sys
      edit msdos.sys

      where host drive letter is your host drive letter, typically H.
    3. Verify that there is only one logo= line in this file, and if needed, remove any extra logo= lines until only the one logo=0 line remains.
    4. Press ALT+F, press S, press ALT+F, and then press X.
    5. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

      cd\
      attrib +s +h +r msdos.sys
      exit
  2. Determine if you have an Msdos.sys file on the CVF file:

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
    2. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

      cd\
      attrib -s -h -r msdos.sys
      edit msdos.sys
    3. Verify that there is only one logo= line in this file, and if needed, remove any extra logo= lines until only the one logo=0 line remains.
    4. Press ALT+F, press S, press ALT+F, and then press X.
    5. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

      cd\
      attrib +s +h +r msdos.sys
      exit

Winboot Files in Root Folder of Drive C

To determine if these files exist in the root folder of drive C:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

    cd\
    dir winboot.sys /a

    If you find a Winboot.sys file in the root folder of drive C, type the following command to rename the Winboot.sys file, and then press ENTER:

    ren winboot.sys winboot.old

    After you rename the Winboot.sys file, type exit to return to Windows, and then restart your computer.

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Article ID: 226112 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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