I was playing around with the Start Orb Changer v2.6. I changed the start orb and when I logged on to the administrator account and the screen was black except for several error messages that said something about a bitmap. (Sorry can't remember!) After clicking 'OK' multiple times, it took me to my desktop. Everything was fine and the start orb even changed. I didn't want this error message anymore so I open the Start Orb Changer again and clicked 'Restore Original Explorer Backup.' My start orb was restored. I restarted my computer and logged back on only to find the old start orb again. I tried many thing and they all failed. I even took a fresh explorer.exe from my Windows 7 installation DVD and replaced it (giving myself ownership and all). It didn't work either. I must mention that prior to this I play messing with Custopack Tools to skin my Windows. Ended up not liking it so I restored the them and uninstalled Custopack. A little while ago, while trying to fix it, I stumbled upon a fellow user who seemed to be having the same problem. The solutions that worked for him didn't work for me, which were deleting the W7SOC folder in C:/Windows and running the Elevated Command Prompt with SFC SCANNOW. Didn't work. Another person said that using Start Orb Changer v3.1a to change it to the default orb would work, but alas, it did not. Now I must point out that while on the administrator account, opening the task manager and terminating the explorer.exe process and rerunning it does give me the default orb back, but every time I log out or restart it gives me the old start orb I don't want. ALSO, my user account is fine. I have the default orb on the user account even when I restart.