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Posted on 2011-03-24
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Suddently I have a strange situatuion with my sbs 2003 box. when I try to login, it looks like everything loging label is black, I cant see what I am typing in, even when I login, I can see only shadows of the Icons and the cusror. please see attached snapshot.
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Question by:Abbas Haidar
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login window
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906510


SYMPTOMS
After you press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log on to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, the logon screen turns black. Although you cannot see what you are typing, you can successfully log on to the Windows Server 2003-based computer. Then, after you successfully log on, the screen becomes visible.
 
Note This symptom may occur on both the terminal server sessions and the local console. Additionally, this symptom occurs even if you start the computer in Safe mode.
 
CASE
This issue occurs if all the values under the following registry subkey are set to "0 0 0":
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Colors
Note The value data "0 0 0" means black.
 
Important
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
 
To work around this issue, perform the following procedures:
 
Export the registry subkey from another Windows Server 2003-based computer
Click Start, point to Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate the following registry subkey:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Colors
Right-click the Colors registry subkey, and then click Export.
In the File name box, type a name for the file.
Note the location where you will save the file, and then click Save.
 
Import the registry subkey into the affected computer
Click Start, point to Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Import.
Double-click the .reg file that you want to import.


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by:Abbas Haidar
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brilliant, I will try that and let you know tomorrow.
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the problem hasnt been sorted but thanks for the help!
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