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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewPatel View Post
    So basically the title says it all, I managed to corrupt my Windows 10 user profile by trying to apply a theme that was made for a prior version to 1803 (etc... 1709...).

    The theme resulted in black screen, with flashing cursor.
    My keyboard kept turning numlock(1) on/off. I wasn't able to do anything at that point.
    Nothing worked, not even the recovery menu, everything turned completely black.

    I was able to recover my log on screen, by removing the theme using Windows 7 in dualboot options... thank god for that. I still backed it all up, just incase I need to re-use that corrupt theme to sort the issue out.

    After that I got into something called logon loop. Which basically doesn't let you log in onto your profile because your theme is actually corrupt.

    I managed to create a new user profile by replacing utilman.exe -> cmd.exe and use "net user" to bypass my original user.

    Got onto Windows 10, everything works fine as it should.

    My question is, is there a reg key, or some option that can help me remove that theme onset that I put on my original administrator profile. Or I'ma have to backup this and make a double with pre-saved settings?


    Thanks in advance
    Had something like this happen to me. It's been a while but here's what I recall I did. Boot into safe mode. Go to the themes folder. Copy the contents of the aero theme folder to the folder of the theme you applied. Add a .bak extension to the original *.msstyle or just delete it. rename the aero.msstyle file to the name of the theme. Reboot. Try to login with the old account. if successful, apply the default windows theme and remove the folder and the theme file of the bad theme. Hope it works for you.
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    Had something like this happen to me. It's been a while but here's what I recall I did. Boot into safe mode. Go to the themes folder. Copy the contents of the aero theme folder to the folder of the theme you applied. Add a .bak extension to the original *.msstyle or just delete it. rename the aero.msstyle file to the name of the theme. Reboot. Try to login with the old account. if successful, apply the default windows theme and remove the folder and the theme file of the bad theme. Hope it works for you.
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    another thing you can try is removing the theme msstyles and replacing it with the default aero msstyles and rename the msstyles to the same name as the one applied, done this before when this happened, lucky I was also using dual boot.
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    I've done all of what you've all previously mentioned, except trying to use ease of access in high contrast mod.
    The data was backed up as soon as I got onto the new account that I've created.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhjohns View Post
    Try going here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager and here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes
    Quote Originally Posted by devillnside View Post
    if you can get to the logon screen then try to login having high contrast enabled from the Ease of Access button on the logon screen
    These are both very good options, let us know if either of these work for you =)


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    or if one of the other options suggested after these works xD
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