Black Username and Password Fields

When I remote into one of our servers I get a black User name and password field. also the shutdown event tracker fields are black as well.

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Did you recently take out this computer from a domain?
In case you did, restart the computer.
Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
What do you mean by black? Is it greyed out?
It is also and issue related with Servers with VNC installed. Try taking it out.
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completecomputingAuthor Commented:
Server is the primary domain controller, has been restarted but the black still stays, VNC has never been loaded on this box.

I attached a screen shot of the login screen for you.


After logging on, If you right click the desktop and select properties, you may have the font selected as white. Check the main menu and the advanced button to see if you have a white font. To provide a contrast to white fonts, Windows may have made your username and password fields black.
completecomputingAuthor Commented:
I thought that too. I checked all the font colors and everything but after I login everything is back to normal.
I may have found it:

Looks like you have a couple things that are black:

Black Title:
In the same location, under the advanced button. There is a drop down menu. I see that the ""active title"" has a black font. See if your active title is set for a black font. Then apply changes.

Black text box:
There is also one selection Called "Window" make that white and apply changes.

If it reverts back to this state:
If your changes are not being saved, maybe you are fighting a GPO or something that reverts it back to the problematic settings. The question is, should we apply the settings to the server or client? I am thinking the client that is trying to access the server.
Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
What is the version of Winlogn.exe and MSGINA.dll?
Try copying the orginal ones from CD.

When did this start happening?
completecomputingAuthor Commented:
Settings are already set to the default of that. I tried to change them to another color and apply them back to that but no luck. This happens from all computers in and outside the network.

Winlogon.exe & MSGINA.dll versions = 5.2.3790.3959

I replaced them with version = 5.2.3790.1870 restarted but no go.
completecomputingAuthor Commented:
another thing is every once and a while on the login screen where it says "Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition" the background of that will be black as well.

Thanks for your help so far guys.
completecomputingAuthor Commented:
Does anyone have any more ideas? I know ive tried everything i could possibly think of.
Any settings here?

Programs>Administrative Tools>Terminal Services Configuration
completecomputingAuthor Commented:
nothing in there :(
Might want to check this article out:

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completecomputingAuthor Commented:
completecomputingAuthor Commented:
Thanks you guys.
Clarification: After running out of Disk Space on the Operating System drive, the colors for the “Default user” are all set to black (0 0 0).  THIS ALSO CAN BE SEEN IN WinNT, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, XP and Windows 7 or basically all flavors of Windows Operating Systems to date. Within the GBL-BTI-DC OPS TRIAGE group, we have seen this issue arise several times in as many years.

When a Windows Server  runs out of disk space, the server “may” experience a Black Login Screen. This happens with Terminal Services (MSTSC) or through the console.  You will notice BLACK anywhere in desktop, text fields, control panel, etc. This makes operating within Windows almost impossible for users and system administrators.

One root cause of this issue is because the colors for the Default user are all set to black (0 0 0). This was triggered by the system drive running out of space.
To correct the issue you have to export the "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors" key from a similarly configured working server and import it into the “broken server” via Remote registry function. Once registry entries are in-fact modified, the server will be displaying the login screen just like one would expect and all colors as deemed within Operating Systems are of consistent and usable for end- user.

•      Export the registry sub key from another Windows Server (LIKE-OS) based computer NOT exhibiting anomaly.
1.      Click Start, point to Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2.      Locate the following registry subkey:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Colors
3.      Right-click the Colors registry subkey, and then click Export.
4.      In the File name box, type a name for the file.
5.      Note the location where you will save the file, and then click Save.
•      Import the registry subkey into the affected computer – against all profiles
1.      Click Start, point to Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2.      On the File menu, click Import.
3.      Double-click the .reg file that you want to import.
4.      Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

The value data for color registry values are in the RGB xxx yyy zzz format, where xxx yyy zzz represents the red-green-blue (RGB) values for a color. For example, 0 0 0 is solid black and 255 255 255 is solid white.
The following table lists the default values for the HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Colors registry subkey.
Value name      Value data
ActiveBorder      212 208 200
ActiveTitle      10 36 106
AppWorkSpace      128 128 128
Background      102 111 116
ButtonAlternateFace      181 181 181
ButtonDkShadow      64 64 64
ButtonFace      212 208 200
ButtonHilight      255 255 255
ButtonLight      212 208 200
ButtonShadow      128 128 128
ButtonText      0 0 0
GradientActiveTitle      166 202 240
GradientInactiveTitle      192 192 192
GrayText      128 128 128
Hilight      10 36 106
HilightText      255 255 255
HotTrackingColor      0 0 128
InactiveBorder      212 208 200
InactiveTitle      128 128 128
InactiveTitleText      212 208 200
InfoText      0 0 0
InfoWindow      255 255 225
Menu      212 208 200
Menubar      212 208 200
MenuHilight      210 210 255
MenuText      0 0 0
Scrollbar      212 208 200
TitleText      255 255 255
Window      255 255 255
WindowFrame      0 0 0
WindowText      0 0 0
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