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Windows 7: Problem with Aero in Windows 7

06 Sep 2009   #1
archat68

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Problem with Aero in Windows 7

Hi,
This is my first post here.

I've installed Windows 7 32 bit RTM alongwith Win XP (dual boot) in PC which has the following configuration:

AMD 4400+ X2
MSI 690G mobo
2GB RAM
ATI Radeon 4670 HD with 1GB memory (ASUS)

Windows 7 is working fine but without Aero. I have tried the following to resolve the problem:

i) Installed latest video driver. Here are the details:

Driver Packaging Version 8.64-090714a1-085215C-ATI
Catalyst™ Version 09.8
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.934
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version 8.14.10.0685
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.8870
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 2009.0714.2132.36830

ii) Used Aero troubleshooting tool in Win 7. It solves the problem on completion and temporarily turns on Aero for a few minutes and then reverts back to the basic theme.

The Aero troubleshooting tool shows that the Desktop Window Manager is Disabled and it has enabled the same to correcdt the problem.

The Desktop Window Manager service is also running and is being started automatically. Restarting the Desktop Window Manager service temporarily turns on Aero for a few minutes and then reverts back to the basic theme.

iii) Tried the following registry hack to force start Aero:

# Open Registry Editor (RegEdit).
# Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

If the DWM registry key is not found, right click on Windows and then select New -> Key to create new branch and name it as DWM.
# In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit value) named UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.
# In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Blur, and set its value to 0.
# In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Animations, and set its value to 0.
# Restart the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager in Services


It also solves the problem temporarily.

I'm also unable to run System rating to calculate Windows experience index. It runs for some time and then shows error message that it is unable to complete as the system could not measure video playback performance as this took a long time and automatically cancelled.

What is the problem here?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Sep 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This is how my DWM registry key looks
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08 Sep 2009   #3
archat68

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

any help.......???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Sep 2009   #4
GoldenShox

Dual Boot Windows XP Pro & Windows Vista Ultimate x32
 
 

Try looking at the keys in the registry, as Jacee Suggested above.
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08 Sep 2009   #5
archat68

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Here is my DWM registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"Composition"=dword:00000001
"CompositionPolicy"=dword:00000002
"ColorizationColor"=dword:6669372d
"ColorizationColorBalance"=dword:00000005
"ColorizationAfterglow"=dword:6669372d
"ColorizationAfterglowBalance"=dword:0000002d
"ColorizationBlurBalance"=dword:00000032
"ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity"=dword:00000032
"ColorizationOpaqueBlend"=dword:00000000
"EnableAeroPeek"=dword:00000001
"AlwaysHibernateThumbnails"=dword:00000000
"UseMachineCheck"=dword:00000000
"Blur"=dword:00000000
"Animations"=dword:00000000
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09 Sep 2009   #6
archat68

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

any help guys?
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30 Jan 2010   #7
mak

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

ur problem solved or not
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31 Jan 2010   #8
archat68

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

No, not yet.
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31 Jan 2010   #9
mak

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

what is your current OS?
SPECS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2010   #10
ej18

windows 7
 
 

hi i have the same problem i install win 7 32 bit but the aero effect didnt work i already trouble shoot,it says desktop window manager is disable.what driver should i install
here's my details:
neo basic b3140n
2gb ram
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