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Windows randomly changing my theme settings

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November 12, 2006 5:18:18 PM

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

anyone else ever had this problem??

Thanks.
November 13, 2006 9:04:03 PM

hi.
maby its a virus .
do a system scan with your antivirus soft.
November 14, 2006 7:05:39 PM

It did it on a FRESH install of windows xp pro, home, corporate on a brand new hard drive, even before i connected to the internet.. also I tried

- AVG, nothing!
- MSdefender, nothing!
- Trend micro online scan, nothing!

Im @ my wits end, does anyone know howto delete the stupid XP default theme, or overwrite it with the classic? or is it embedded in a dll somewhere?

thanks
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November 14, 2006 7:15:06 PM

Do you have more that one user account? More than one user accessing the computer?
November 14, 2006 11:47:10 PM

just 1 user, nobody else touches this machine!
November 15, 2006 3:33:07 AM

create a new user profile and test it
make sure the themes service in services.msc is set to automatic
November 16, 2006 3:50:05 PM

themes service was set to automatic..

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!!

thanks for the help boyz and girlz
!