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17 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Aero problem...

hi,
i'm new here and i know very little about Windows 7 Enterprise x64. I just migrated in and everything seemed to be going awesome. until I noticed that my taskbar is not in aero mode when my display option is on my laptop only, to be specific it's on "disconnect projector". however when i changed to dual or clone display, the aero works. I've checked the Windows Experience index, while on "disconnect projector" display, and there is no option to enable aero at all. I would like to know if there is something wrong with my system or if i'm just not doing something right.

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17 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

sry.. i think i got the title wrong... it's Aero not earo...
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17 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Stanley, welcome to Seven Forums.

Give this a go:
When Aero isn't working, right click your desktop and click "Personalise" at the bottom of the window that comes up, you will see an option that says "Troubleshoot Aero and other Transparency errors" (or something like that, can't remember the exact wording, and cant look as my Aero is working fine)

This will run the Aero Troubleshooter. It should at least, give you an idea of what is wrong and it may even fix it for you.

Post back with results.
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17 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

hey Severedsolo,
i did what you said and for a while it was fixed... then my it went back to becoming a solid blue-ish color and my laptop screen is going crazy. The brightness is changing every second and my energy adjustment is changing settings/profiles by itself. what do i do?
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17 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That's odd....

Did you happen to see what the Troubleshooter said was wrong with Aero?

The Energy Profile's shouldn't be changing by themselves, that actually sounds to me like a loose connection in the power adapter. Is everything properly inserted? Does the problem stop if you unplug the laptop from the mains?
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17 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i was not able to see what problem, but i'm pretty sure i saw the yellow triangle icon. I restarted my system after trying it one more time. after the restart everything was back, including the taskbar. the power supply was properly inserted.
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17 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Next time it happen's (if it happen's again) run the Troubleshooter again and make a note of what it say's is wrong.

I suspect it was probably the DWM but that is purely a guess.

There could be any number of thing's and I wouldn't like to give you information on a guess.
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17 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i did the whole thing again and i saw what was wrong: is says that my Desktop Windows Manager is disable. where do i enable it?
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17 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

As I thought, your DWM is randomly switching itself off. The troubleshooter should switch it back on again, but what we need to address is the fact that it is switching off in the first place.

Can you please fill out your System Specs as completely as possible so we can help you further. If you don't know them, try Speccy - System Information - Free Download to get the details.
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17 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for filling out your system specs. As it is a laptop can I assume it is an OEM build? (ie you bought it from a shop) what brand and model is it?
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