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Windows 7: Can't log in after modding .msstyles


07 Feb 2014   #1
BlueBonnett

Windows 7
 
 
Can't log in after modding .msstyles

When I've finished making my theme and set it all up, everything seemed great until I restarted and couldn't log in. When I click the profile pic (I don't have a password set) the screen turns black for a moment and goes back, not going to the desktop.

I can access the desktop if I boot up in safe mode. I renamed the msstyle file, rebooted and was able to get back in. I tried even opening and saving the original msstyle without doing anything to it and still the same thing happens. Upon inspecting the difference between the two files, the only thing different is graphic #508 is #10000 in the one I only opened and saved, #509 is #10001 etc. Could it be the reordering of the bitmap labels is causing this problem? If so, does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks.


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07 Feb 2014   #2
Bongo

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

What did you use to edit the .msstyles?

Jerry
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07 Feb 2014   #3
BlueBonnett

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry, windows style builder.
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08 Feb 2014   #4
Bongo

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Windows Style Builder will renumber the images but not normally in the 10,000 number range, zip up your .msstyles and post it here I will look at it, most likely it has been corrupted somehow and you may need to start over.

I would recommend that you start a new custom theme from scratch so you do not corrupt the original look at Post #38 Here it will show you how.

Jerry
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08 Feb 2014   #5
BlueBonnett

Windows 7
 
 

I have already backed up msstyles file so original won't get lost. The theme I'm trying to edit is already custom built by Sakuro I just wanna change some text and colors.

I just uploaded mine which I didn't change, just opened and saved. Should I also post the original?


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File Type: rar my theme.rar (737.0 KB, 1 views)
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08 Feb 2014   #6
Bongo

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If you can post a link to the original, or post it here.

Jerry
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08 Feb 2014   #7
BlueBonnett

Windows 7
 
 

Ok here.


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File Type: rar my theme.rar (937.4 KB, 3 views)
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08 Feb 2014   #8
Bongo

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I tested both .msstyles and yours is corrupt the original worked for me( I made a new folder and add the theme stuff).

You will need to start over, what text and colors are you trying to change?

Jerry
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08 Feb 2014   #9
BlueBonnett

Windows 7
 
 

I spent hours on it with custom bitmaps and everything. I'll attach it. Please tell me there's a way to fix it if it's corrupt. I can't do it all over again.


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File Type: rar my theme.rar (736.7 KB, 0 views)
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08 Feb 2014   #10
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

There is no way to fix it sorry, once is corrupt you have to start over.

Jerry
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