help needed with boot up login page win xp

  computerdiv 18:57 21 Jan 2009

Hi again all,
I recently got a bug and had to reinstall xp from scratch. As my pc was still in it's infant stage I thought I would have a play with the set up of the login page at the start of boot up. I changed the pictures on the little tabs using the users function in control panel and wanted to change the background picture as well.
Went to regedit HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper and changed the value to c:\(picture of my own.bmp)

Now I have no login screen at all, just an administrator login panel and no background of any type, just a black screen.

can any one help me to get the login tabs back. thanks

  Pineman100 19:02 21 Jan 2009

I should use System Restore to roll back to a point before you made the change.

You don't need a registry edit to change your wallpaper. Just go to Control>Panel>Display>Desktop tab. Click the browse button and pick an image from your hard drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:07 21 Jan 2009

Change the Windows Logon screen background colour
click here

Customize the logon screen wallpaper, screensaver and other settings using Tweak UI
click here

Colour Of The Wallpaper

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colours
Background = 0 78 152

Background = R G B

Where R = 0 to 255
G = 0 to 255
B = 0 to 255

Picture In The Background


HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
OriginalWallPaper REG_SZ FileName
WallPaper REG_SZ Filename

Both OriginalWallPaper and WallPaper File Names Should be The Same And It Must Be a ".BMP" File

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