You could try using these little freebies from Momsoft: Momlogo & StartLogo
Sorry I don't have WinME to find the relevant startup & shutdown logo files.
It's strange how they're not the same as in Win9x
C:\WINDOWS\LOGOS.SYS & LOGOW.SYS
Typical of Micro$oft!
ps. I like the new sig, btw. Cool!