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Anonymous
September 5, 2004 7:25:04 PM

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Since I have installed SP2, whenever I try to enable a
different theme than the default, everything dissapears
on the screen. A few icons remain and it seems like I can
move around open "windows." With everything black,
though, it is pretty darn diffucult.

Whats worse is that I cannot see anything to change it
back to the default theme.

Any ideas as to what the heck is wrong? (themes are
enables in services)

John

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Anonymous
September 6, 2004 12:38:15 AM

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Hi John,

If you are using a third party skinning program, this issue might be caused due to their incompatibility with SP2.
Please contact the program tech-support for upgraded versions of programs that are compatible with Windows XP with SP2

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"John Witt" <arestavo1@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:668701c49397$30cfdc50$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Since I have installed SP2, whenever I try to enable a
> different theme than the default, everything dissapears
> on the screen. A few icons remain and it seems like I can
> move around open "windows." With everything black,
> though, it is pretty darn diffucult.
>
> Whats worse is that I cannot see anything to change it
> back to the default theme.
>
> Any ideas as to what the heck is wrong? (themes are
> enables in services)
>
> John
Anonymous
September 7, 2004 1:44:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

"John Witt" <arestavo1@yahoo.com> wrote
| Since I have installed SP2, whenever I try to enable a
| different theme than the default, everything dissapears
| on the screen. A few icons remain and it seems like I can
| move around open "windows." With everything black,
| though, it is pretty darn diffucult.
|
| Whats worse is that I cannot see anything to change it
| back to the default theme.
|
| Any ideas as to what the heck is wrong? (themes are
| enables in services)
|
| John

[From a post by David Candy]

Assuming you can boot and enter your password:

Press these keys...
[Winkey]+[R]

Then type the following line...
control desktop

Then press these keys...
[Enter]
[Alt]+[Down Arrow]
[w]
[Enter]
[Enter]

XP should have a bit of a think for 5 seconds and then give you a standard theme.
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 5:57:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Dear Anonymouse :

That terrible and frustrating happen to my computer not one but twice : Last
week everything went black exept the icons I try everything And I had to
take the computer to the shop they charge me $75. to "reinstall all the
registry entrys related to colors an stuff" lies, lies lies, .
Ok last night playing with themes again. My god the same thing happen. It
took my all night until 6 AM to figure out this simple thing :
First you need to use a regular ps2 keyboard, because the usb does not work
before windows start , reeboot the computer press F8 key just before windows
start .
when pressinf F8 you enter windows in Safe Mode
vey low resolution etc. go to display and use a theme that
is working and that it then we have to figure out how to delete the themes
that are not working.
I hope that this will help.
LG
"anonymouse" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> "John Witt" <arestavo1@yahoo.com> wrote
> | Since I have installed SP2, whenever I try to enable a
> | different theme than the default, everything dissapears
> | on the screen. A few icons remain and it seems like I can
> | move around open "windows." With everything black,
> | though, it is pretty darn diffucult.
> |
> | Whats worse is that I cannot see anything to change it
> | back to the default theme.
> |
> | Any ideas as to what the heck is wrong? (themes are
> | enables in services)
> |
> | John
>
> [From a post by David Candy]
>
> Assuming you can boot and enter your password:
>
> Press these keys...
> [Winkey]+[R]
>
> Then type the following line...
> control desktop
>
> Then press these keys...
> [Enter]
> [Alt]+[Down Arrow]
> [w]
> [Enter]
> [Enter]
>
> XP should have a bit of a think for 5 seconds and then give you a standard
> theme.
>
>
!