Can't reset my desktop dislplay

Microsoft Windows server 2003
December 11, 2009 at 08:44:50
Specs: Windows Server 2003
I changed my desktop background and now I have a black screen where I can see some icons, but I can't read any text, therefore I can't get back to Properties of display to correct. Now when any new user logs into the server the profile created is not the default color scheme but the damaged display settings that I am trying to correct. Users who had a profile created already are not affected. Please give me an idea of how to correct, possibly without restarting the server.

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December 11, 2009 at 09:56:19
It sounds like you have a black font on a black background.

So when you Right-Click your Desktop and when the Menu comes up you do not have a Properties item on the menu?

Also, the start button is not visible where you can just go into the control panel?

I am not quite understanding the issue.

Did you change the backgrounds using the Group Policy Editor (GPO) and it is affecting all of the workstations or are you running Terminal Server where the workstations are thin clients?

I am just having a hard time understanding how changing the background has affect all of the users.

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December 11, 2009 at 11:02:19
The color was not changed via GPO. It was changed by going to the Display properties as a logged in user with admin rights. The Themes tab was set to modified and color black and I changed the desktop background color to Blue, but the screen is still black (with icons showing) and now you can't see the text. I am not sure why when new users log in they get this background instead of the default color scheme. There was a damaged registry entry that was affecting the Log on box for remote users, but I have corrected the registry entries, but now I have this issue. Also noticed that when I try to change the Theme, the box is blank and when I try to move the slider up or down on the desktop background tab, it will not move. I was hoping I could correct this issue without having to try to restart the server under safe mode.
Is there a registry setting that I can change for that particular user id?

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December 11, 2009 at 11:21:42
Oh ok, try this but I don't think it will work with out a reboot though.

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