I feel a bit silly, as I just can't find a solution to my problems.

I have a Canon T1i.  When I shoot in raw and use the UFRaw to open the files, they always open in B/W.  I followed someone's instructions in another forum post and made sure that the greyscale mode is set to "none".  But, when that happens, instead of seeing the colours of the photo I took, I get a magenta coloured image.  What am I doing wrong?