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XP theme resetting at startup

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I usually have a custom theme for my windows xp, never gave me problems. Now each time I reboot windows xp the theme gets reset to the default windows xp theme. I can change it back, but on startup it will go back to default each time. I think there may be some relation to this topic:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21922865.html

And this maybe (which I've solved, was a messed up paging file):

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21923250.html

What can I do?
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Question by:Daniele Brunengo
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by:Alan Henderson
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Suggest you run System file Checker.
Start/Run/ type: sfc /scannow
Have you tried saving your custom theme under a different name and deleting the original?
Alan.
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by:Daniele Brunengo
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Everything seems to be fine with system file checker.

Yes I've tried different names and files but nothing it's the same with any theme.
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by:Merete
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Hello Maioneis
Look in control panel administrative tools> services scroll down to T for themes> and check the themes services is running, highlight it right click it properties it should be auto.
If you modify any element of a theme, such as your desktop background or screen saver, it is recommended that you save your changes with a new theme name. If you modify your desktop and don't save your changes with a new name, your changes will be lost if you select a different theme.
Open Display in Control Panel.
On the Themes tab, add your new name before exiting..apply or save changes now it should stick.
To start another >> under Theme, click a new theme
 Hope this is an easy quick fix.
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by:scrathcyboy
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open windows explorer, Tools, Folder options, View tab, and the choice that says "restore previous folder windows at logon"  -- UNCHECK THIS CHOICE.  Shut down windows explorer, make changes and reboot.  If this does not fix it, you have a fouled up setup.  Try a repair install from the XP CD -- go through as if to reinstall, but when it finds the OS, choose "R" to repair.  Then reapply SP2.
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by:Daniele Brunengo
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Scratchyboy the choice you're talking about is already unchecked.

Merete, I've already done all the things you're saying, the theme service is running and I have a few themes which I have modified and renamed but none of them work.
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by:Merete
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are you using any UXtheme Patch?
There is a one for xpsp2,
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Themes/Royale-Theme-for-WinXP.shtml
But i bought xpstyler i messed with these UXthemes not good.

http://themes.belchfire.net/index.php?showtopic=8767
From the above link
I figured out the problem. In short, here it is and my solution.
Each time I would use a tool to overwrite the uxtheme.dll, my computer would automatically update to the original uxtheme.dll. What I had to do to resolve this issue was to copy the uxtheme.dll to my C:\ drive. This uxtheme.dll is the new one to replace the old, dated 8.30.2002 11:29 PM, not the 8.29.2002 original one. I then rebooted my pc with my XP Pro cd, went into the recovery/repair console and copyed the uxtheme.dll from C:\ to C:\WINDOWS\system32. I had to overwrite the original dll with the modified one. This fixed my problem.
I hope this helps users with similar situations.
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by:Kenneniah
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Is a specific visual style being set either by domain policy or local policy (gpedit.msc)?
This would be in User Configuration|Administrative Templates|Control Panel|Display|Desktop Themes with "Local a specific visual style.......".
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by:Daniele Brunengo
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I've solved the problem by disabling the sharing of the internet connection as a service. So what do I do now? Can I split the points among you even though none of you found the exact solution?
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by:Merete
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you are welcome to ask to for a refund Maioneis as none of our answers would have helped this time.
I would like ot undertand how disabling the sharing of the internet connection as a service would change settings of a theme for windowsxp.
Here is how to close the question, Look to to the top right corner see HELP then click on your subject.
or go here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5

you decide whatever you like to do, good to know you solved it. well done
regards Merete
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