Windows server has black screen

When I try to connect through RDP or from the console the login is just blank. I can type in the username and password and everything looks fine after the login though.

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This is caused by the registry key HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors being corrupted when the C drive runs out of space. The colors all get set to 0 0 0 and thus everything is black for the default user.
You will need to export the key from another machine and import it into the one that is broken using regedit.

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