JSI Tip 6683. How do you recover from accidentally altering your Windows XP theme making all the controls invisible?

To fix the problem:

1. Copy /Paste the following to a Colors.reg file:

REGEDIT4

\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors\]
"ActiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"ActiveTitle"="139 161 105"
"AppWorkSpace"="128 128 128"
"Background"="157 172 189"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="181 181 181"
"ButtonDkShadow"="113 111 100"
"ButtonFace"="236 233 216"
"ButtonHilight"="255 255 255"
"ButtonLight"="241 239 226"
"ButtonShadow"="172 168 153"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="198 210 162"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="212 214 186"
"GrayText"="172 168 153"
"Hilight"="147 160 112"
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 0 128"
"InactiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"InactiveTitle"="212 214 186"
"InactiveTitleText"="255 255 255"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
"Menu"="255 255 255"
"MenuBar"="236 233 216"
"MenuHilight"="147 160 112"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="212 208 200"
"TitleText"="255 255 255"
"Window"="255 255 255"
"WindowFrame"="0 0 0"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"
2. To Merge the Colors.reg file with the invisible computers registry, hold down the Windows key and press R, for Run.

3. Type regedit /s colors.reg and press Enter.

4. Hold down the Windows key and R.

5. Type shutdown /l /f and press Enter.

6. Log on.



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