Windows 2003 Partial Login Screen

Posted on 2007-10-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I am running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and am getting a partial login screen after hitting CTRL+ALT+DELETE. I am getting this on the console, as well as remote desktop
Question by:dbates1
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    What is missing? I cannot imagine how it looks like. Have you restarted the server or reset it since this problem occured?
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    Try to start it in safe mode (Press F8 after post), with network support or not. Start a session and restart in normal mode.
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    I found the resolution. The registry key settings under HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors were all set to 0 0 0. I changed these settings to match the settings from a good working system, and it resolved the issue.
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    Good!, I take note for next.
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    Just out of curisoity, what caused that?  I don't know that I have ever seen that in the various networks I have worked on.  You may want to find out the cause so that you don't have this (or something else) modifying your registry and causing a bigger issue.  (Virus, spyware, server beginning to crash.....)  Look at your event viewer.
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