Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Aero just stopped working - and cannot restore

25 Oct 2011   #1
danter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Aero just stopped working - and cannot restore

The heading says it all. Aero just stopped working. I am using the onboard graphics of a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard. I built this PC about 4 months ago and Aero has been working fine from day 1.

I have run Troubleshoot problems with transparency and Aero effects - tells me to contact the graphics manufacturer - then tells me it doesn't support Aero (which of course it must as it was working before).
I have activated and deactivated etc the Aero themes in display.
I have tried updating the driver - both via Intel and Gigabyte. The Gigabyte fails to complete installation and the Intel says it already has the most up to date driver (even though the new driver has a higher version number and it downloads and begins to install via Driver Update).
I have re-rerun the Windows Experience Index and it crashes out near the end stating "could not measure video playback performance'
I downloaded and installed uethemes - no change.
I have tried a System Restore (which eliminated the most recent Windows updates) - no change.

A little bit over it to be honest - I am thinking of just getting a Radeon 5670 graphics card to bypass the issue - but surely the onboard graphics should be made to work!?!?!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2011   #2
danter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

..and I also deleted the driver and ran system repair off the installation CD. Nada.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2011   #3
Patc101

Windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 
Give this a try

I lost aero after I updated my video drivers due to random system crashes. Too early to tell if this fixed that problem, but back to the aero issue, this worked for me and I dont have clue why.
Right click on screen and then "screen resolution"
Then click "Make text or other items smaller or larger"
Then set custom text size. Set this to 101% and it should work.
When I set mine back to 100% I lose transparency so its worth a shot.

Pat
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2011   #4
danter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for he suggestion, but didn't work.
Think I will just install a dedicated graphics card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2011   #5
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A discrete graphics card will enhance your system overall, but it sounds like an issue with your existing driver if the newer version wouldn't install.

Download the new version and extract it somewhere, then find it as I outlined in THIS POST then try updating it from the device manager.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2011   #6
danter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have deleted the driver completely and then tried to reinstall the latest driver via windows. Alas, no joy.

It is getting to the point that it is taking up more time than it is worth - a new graphics card would be cheaper than the time I am spending on the issue!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Aero just stopped working - and cannot restore




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Aero Stopped Working
I am using Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. All of a sudden, Aero has stopped working. I updated my video drivers, but it didn't help. I re-ran the Windows Experience and Desktop Performance for Aero is 6.7. Why isn't Aero working anymore? And more importantly, how do I get it working again? Thanks.
Themes and Styles
Aero stopped working!!!
I dont know why but aero has stopped working! I have tried every thing the internet says and trouplesooters on my pc. In the visual effects options microsoft says theres suppost to be 20 options but Iv'e onle got 15. why's that? screenshots: my desktop (I have two monitors) ...
Customization
Aero stopped working!!!
My Areo doesn't work any more!!! I tried using the aero troubleshooter and that said that windows desktop manager was disabled but I went to services and it said it was enabled but aero still doesn't work please help!!!!!! NOT= I'm waiting for a replaicment proccessor because my old AMD Phenom...
Customization
Aero stopped working
Last Friday Aero stopped working. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest video driver. when I undock my laptop, aero is working right away, when I dock again basic loads. the autofix utility says not set to 32-bit color, but it is set to that, and also says the dwm service isnt...
Graphic Cards
Aero Peek stopped working
My Aero peek has suddenly stopped working. Any idea why or how to fix it?
General Discussion
Aero just suddenly stopped working.
Hi guys, I'm hoping somebody can help me out here... The first thing I do after installing win 7 is apply the uxtheme patch. I've been running custom themes for a while, but yesterday decided to change the look of things. I applied a os x leopard type theme, it didn't work and now I've lost all...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App