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Solved: Black lettering on black screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bettylee3103, Aug 13, 2012.

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  1. bettylee3103

    bettylee3103 Thread Starter

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    I use XP Home Edition. I was trying to change my desktop appearance, and clicked on "My current theme" under the themes tab. My desktop changed to all black, including the lettering; just the icons are there, but they are tiny, as if the resolution was changed to the highest setting. I tried getting back to the desktop properties, but since the lettering is black I cannot read anything and I don't know where to click to change anything. Is there a keyboard shortcut I could use or some other way I can get back to a normal screen? I no longer have the XP disk, so cannot reformat.
     
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hi, Sorry that no one replied to you.....and, I noticed that this thread is marked as "Solved".... did you manage to fix the problem?

    I am sure help is still available here!

    We like to have members post how they fixed something - so if you did, could you come back and post how? Thanks!
     
  3. bettylee3103

    bettylee3103 Thread Starter

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    I clicked the start button, and found the "my pictures" icon. By trial and error, I finally clicked on a spot and set one of the pictures as a desktop image, then right clicked to get to the desktop properties. All the dropdowns were still black, but eventually after more trial and error clicking, I clicked the right spot and the windows classic theme came back.
     
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