Just was wondering if anyone knows what causes this. It happens about 3-5 minutes after I boot my system. A window pops up stating "Please Wait" along with a chirp from the PC speaker then everything turn black and white except that popup. When the pop up goes away XP stripped my theme and I am left with what looks like a regular Win 2000 desktop. I can go back into themes and it states that I have a modified theme. I pick my regular theme and everything works fine until the next time I boot my system. It is really annoying. I thought maybe my system could not handle the theme services but then that means that it should revert me back to the drab desktop whenever I am doing anything heavy duty. It never does it until I have rebooted or just started the system. I have an 800 Mhz Athlon (Slot A) with 384MB RAM, Shuttle Ais1 MB, creative 5.1 sound, Gigabyte Riva TNT2 32 MB video.