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Windows 2003 Partial Login Screen

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Hi,
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
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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?
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.
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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