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Device Driver for Displaying a Logo on a Personal Computer Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040459D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bertram, RD [+details]

Abstract

A logo screen is displayed on a Personal Computer (PC) monitor as soon as possible after power-on-reset (POR) through the use of a device driver, which is a program on a disk that is installed in a random- access memory (RAM) of the PC by DOS. The logo screen is displayed before the DOS causes the display of messages from other device drivers or from an AUTOEXEC.BAT file, which contains a list of commands to be executed upon POR. When an operator turns on or reboots a PC system, the logo screen is displayed on the PC monitor as soon as possible by having the logo display program as the first device driver installed in the RAM of the PC.