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I had the same problem after KB903235 was automatically installed on my
system. Oddly, I let it sit for a few minutes while I researched the
issue on my other system and it reverted back to the XP theme without
any action on my part. I had the same thing happen with update
KB883939 and it did not resolve on its own, ultimately requiring a
reformat of the hard drive and a fresh install. Both updates also
killed my Internet connection. Nothing I could find in the newsgroups
or the Web on the subject. What a pain.