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Windows 7: Explorer.exe crash when uxtheme patched.

16 Aug 2013   #1
zefs

Windows 7
 
 
Explorer.exe crash when uxtheme patched.

Hello, I am getting often explorer.exe crashes when I have patched the windows 7 files using uxthemepatcher.
Any idea why is this happening?

Here's more info:

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7a144
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c8f9
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000c40f2
Faulting process id: 0xc50
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce9a80bcf751a4
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 6c3d7b20-0674-11e3-89fa-00ace4b7ce1f


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16 Aug 2013   #2
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hello zefs.

UXtheme patcher is not exactly what is needed in windows 7. To apply custom themes, you may follow one of these two patchers .....
First disable the patch you have already applied. The secure and sure way to do it is to run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Then try either of those methods ... let us know if it is still crashing or not.
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16 Aug 2013   #3
zefs

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply.

By uxtheme patcher I meant universal theme patcher. Should I try UXstyle Core then?
If you like you can test yourself the theme I am using is Clearscreen Sharp with Desktop Composition disabled(Computer - Properties - Advanced(Performance) - Settings - Enable Desktop Composition(off).
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16 Aug 2013   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

OK ... try the other one ....
But have you replaced the system files included in the download?
A modified system file may cause issues ... thats natural.
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16 Aug 2013   #5
zefs

Windows 7
 
 

Yes I already tried the explorer.exe included. Will do further testing and let you know, thanks.
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16 Aug 2013   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

The added explorer.exe gives you two alternative start buttons and one user picture frame. To apply those, you need not to replace explorer.exe.

Get the resources from the attached zip file .... Attachment 281796
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16 Aug 2013   #7
zefs

Windows 7
 
 

So it seems the reason it crashes is the theme itself and not my system. Will contact the author anyway.
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