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Windows 7: Aero will not function without restart since 7 reinstall

11 Aug 2015   #11
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

have you tried starting DWM through CMD yet? or even using CMD to restart the process?


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15 Aug 2015   #12
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I gave that a try awhile back by using "net start uxsms" and that yielded nothing. Aero didn't even flash. What command in CMD allows you to restart a process? Or do you mean kill it and start it again?
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15 Aug 2015   #13
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

end the process (taskkill) and start it again.
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15 Aug 2015   #14
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I did the "net start uxsms" command first, and it said the specified service was already running. I also looked in the Services window to be sure, and it was started and set to auto. But when I tried "taskkill /im dwm.exe", (this was done in an admin CMD) CMD returned that the process wasn't found. "Tasklist" didn't show it, and neither did Task Manager, not even while showing processes from all users. I tried manually launching it from System32 and that bore no fruit, so back in the Services window I both stopped and manually started the service, as well as just clicking restart, but that didn't make DWM pop up in Task Manager. The process appeared after I restarted, but that's always been the way that worked out. And a side note, stopping the service after rebooting and then starting it again works like it should, killing and starting Aero like it should, but not on a cold boot, only on a warm one.
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15 Aug 2015   #15
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

maybe DWM is corrupted somehow, try downloading a new dwm here:
DLL Tool - Fix and Download dwm.exe for Free
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15 Aug 2015   #16
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Not that I don't trust your links, but couldn't I get a fresh DWM from the installation disc as well?
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15 Aug 2015   #17
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

possibly, i would have to look into how you would find it though.
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15 Aug 2015   #18
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I decided to run this tool and under the EXE files scanned, none of them were DWM. :/
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15 Aug 2015   #19
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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15 Aug 2015   #20
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I extracted and replaced DWM.exe, but (and I'm surprised at this, honest) the basic borders still appear upon a cold boot. It still says that uxsms is running, (Task Manager) however, if I right click on it and tell it to go to the associated process, none of them are highlighted. I still get the same two errors as before if I stop the service and the start it again, and Aero is briefly seen but quickly goes back off just like before...


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