Style XP corrupt login screen, how do I restore the default?

Posted on 2006-03-23
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
A buddies machine has Style XP installed. Every time he reboots the login screen changes. This has been fine, but evidently one of the login screens is corrupt so we get the error:

Parser Message
Value Creation Failed at Line 12

I've tried restoring an old registry using Barts PE, but evidently it doesn't grab the login screen source from the reg.

How do we restore the login screen to the Windows default?
Question by:Sootah
    LVL 2

    Author Comment

    Also, it does not allow us to load Windows at all because that error keeps popping up, preventing the explorer shell or anything else from loading.
    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    try this, mount the HDD to another person' Windows Box, then replace the C:\windows\resources\themes with the working copy of windows XP.

    after that you can try booting again

    if you can get into safemode, change the theme to something else with the NORMAL Windows Display Settings thing, not the theme xp..

    also read this:

    another method i can suggest is repair install wiht a xp cd?
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    Why not try using Windows restorer from Start>Accessorie>System tools>System Restorer. And restore your buddies computer to a previous date. Then if you like install style xp
              Good Luck !!!
    LVL 2

    Author Comment

    As I stated before, you can't boot all the way into Windows at all. Therefore System Restore is unavailable.

    I figured it out anyway. What I did was load the systems registry in Barts PE and then changed the reg key value in
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\UIHost from what it was to "logonui.exe" This restores the default Windows logon, and then I uninstalled StyleXP for him.

    Accepted Solution

    Closed, 500 points refunded.
    The Experts Exchange
    Community Support Moderator of all Ages

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

    Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

    Suggested Solutions

    Title # Comments Views Activity
    vmware player 15 251
    DOS FTP 9 205
    XP won't boot 27 125
    Malwarebytes can't be uninstalled (& thus can't be installed) : need freeware uninstaller 4 91
    Disclosure: Use this tutorial only when no other options helps to get Windows XP running without any problems and you don't want to format the drive. The back up of the data is the responsible of the user, however there is a description of how t…
    Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
    how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
    This video is in connection to the article "The case of a missing mobile phone (". It will help one to understand clearly the steps to track a lost android phone.

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now