sometimes after re-boot windows it changes my theme settings from classic > default... and its starting to drive me crazy.. never had this problem ever before on any of my systems.. but I now own a c2d 6600.. what gives?
system properties > use visual styles on windows and buttons = OFF
properties > themes = windows classic
properties > apperance = windows classic style
i checked out the user accounts.. and for some reason dotnetfix added a user.. i deleted it, changed the way users login.. ie no faster user switching / turned off welcome... and now it seems that windows retains my original classic xp skin!!