First I would like to thank you all for this wonderful site! This site has helped me out with many questions and problems that I have encountered. Your tutorials are great and very helpful. Much appreciated!
Now to business.
First solution needed: (Assembly Error)
I have been encountering an error. It's an assembly loading error. I have attached a picture of the dialogue box. It has something to do with HP Connection Manager. (I think it might be related to my custom skin. I downloaded travaris and installed it when I first saw this error. Now the error shows up with the new skin I have. (Dark Mango)
Second solution needed: (Failing to load bitmap - Custom Start Orb)
I installed the Dark Mango theme on my laptop and for some reason it failed to change the start orb. I tried to re-install the theme and get the orb to change, but I had no luck. I also didn't want to mess around with the explorer system file since it caused my laptop to crash a few times. (something about the class not being defined :/) So instead I installed Windows 7 start orb changer (V5 I think..) I successfully downloaded a custom orb pack and used it to change the orb. After it successfully changed, the notification popped up saying "Failed to load bitmap...." and it popped up 3 times. After restarting the computer, I tried to log on. The screen would turn grey and freeze for a second before loading the 3 bitmap errors again. After clicking "OK" for the 3 errors, the computer would load the desktop like normal. It's more or less something that's really annoying >.<
Third solution needed: (Windows boot up - whether from 'resuming windows' or 'starting windows'- will display squares instead of text)
Ok so I opened the proper files for changing the text strings on the computer and customized the text. All of them work great (except for the "Please wait...." string. I can't find that one to change it >.<). However, with the new skin pack that I downloaded and installed the boot up text was changed and so was the animation. When I tried to edit the string that displays the text, upon boot up it would display squares (like when the computer doesn't recognize a font- try typing Japanese characters in skype). When booting up the text has squares and then something like "E'4" at the end. The resuming windows text is just squares.
Side Note: I also changed the fonts by opening regedit and editing the "Font Substitution" files. The fonts did not change after restarting the computer.
I am running a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 laptop. It's an HP DV7 series. Please let me know if you need more information.
Thank you for reading my wall of text and trying to help in advance! I tried to give the possibly important details.
PS. Thought it would be important to include that I got rid of the the Windows 7 Branding for login screen, edited the login background screen, recently decrypted my hard drive (Lost restore points while it was encrypted) and have rain meter installed. (Might add more if I think of other things I tinkered with)