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3 party theme creates black windows in XP Home Edition

I recently clicked on a theme in the display properties that turned all of my windows black. I cannot see anything to switch it back. I tried to delete the theme, but it is still on my desktop and showing black windows. How can I remove this theme?

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3 party theme creates black windows in XP Home Edition

have you tried ... switching to a new theme via the control panel? yes, but unable to see because the windows are black. have tried a registry cleaner as well, but the theme is still active. is there a manual way to unload the theme?

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Are you able

to bring up any programs on your computer, or is the screen completely black (no icons, internet access, etc.)?

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3 party theme creates black windows in XP Home Edition

Yes, I can bring up other installed programs and see some or most of the programs functions and dialog boxes; but cannot see any windows dialog boxes or any windows within the OS. Cannot see the display property window/themes to change the "theme". Having to guess where the ok/cancel buttons are. It's in the "owners" profile. Is there a way to unload personal settings for all of the users on a windows XP Home Edition OS?

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3 party theme creates black windows in XP Home Edition FIXED

Hi, I fixed it! What I did ... I created another profile, documented the key commands in the display property dialog box, and chose a plain windows theme. Went back into the problem profile and went through the steps. It worked! This got rid of the corrupt theme and fixed the issue. My thought .. there may have been some files missing on the problem theme that caused a glitch.

Thank you for all of your help!
Sincerely, Scharry
PS. No more 3rd party themes!

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