PDA

View Full Version : Lost GUI


jerrybasham
02-26-2007, 06:30 AM
I can't boot into a gui now because I made a mistake
following directions on modifying themes.

I renamed the three files necessary for theming Vista
*before* unpacking the rar archive with the replacement
files.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. :lol:

Anyway, what's the best way to fix this without messing
up my various other tweaks, such as services I've
disabled, etc? I don't want to re-install. Can I reach
the System Restore from a command line? And how do
I get to the command line in this case? ..

Help will be greatly appreciated. :thanks:

-- Jerry

crabby
02-26-2007, 07:25 AM
At boot, press f8... they will give you all the options you need... I presume you know where your files are and how to restore them?

crabby

jerrybasham
02-26-2007, 08:45 AM
At boot, press f8... they will give you all the options you need... I presume you know where your files are and how to restore them?

crabby

Yes, Crabby, I do; they're in the /windows/system32 folder. All I
did was rename them to uxtheme.old, etc, replacing the dll
extension with old.

There are three of them and I can't remember the exact names
of the other two, but I was going to do a search in that folder for
".old" files, then I'd spot them and just rename them back.

Do I need to have my Vista installation disk in to do this?

-- Jerry

jerrybasham
02-26-2007, 09:48 AM
:) I did it.. going into the command interface and
typing "help" brought me a list of commands to use
to find and correct the file names.

Everything is back to normal now.

Thanks for responding, Crabby.

-- Jerry

Snuffy
02-26-2007, 10:53 AM
System Restore from command line:

rstrui.exe /offline:C:\windows

jerrybasham
02-26-2007, 10:59 AM
System Restore from command line:

rstrui.exe /offline:C:\windows

Thanks, Snuffy!

Here's hoping I'll never have to use that. :)