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Windows 7: Replacing explorerframe.dll crashes explorer.exe - 0xc000007B

23 Apr 2012   #1
uberbdon

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Replacing explorerframe.dll crashes explorer.exe - 0xc000007B

I am trying to completely install the Appos theme and am having trouble replacing explorerframe.dll without explorer crashing and failing to restart. This theme in particular comes with an x86, x63, and sp1 folder that contain the explorerframe.dll files.

I have followed every guide to the T and all of them result in the same issue. I've even tried different themes. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance.


Edit: Forgot to add that I used UniversalThemePatcher rather than UXstyle


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23 Apr 2012   #2
uberbdon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

:'(
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24 Apr 2012   #3
Bongo

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Welcome to the Seven Forums
One word of caution please read the rules, bumping posts can result in not getting a response or worse.

Post the link to the theme you are trying to install and I will look at it and try to determine what your problem is.
Jerry
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24 Apr 2012   #4
uberbdon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums
One word of caution please read the rules, bumping posts can result in not getting a response or worse.

Post the link to the theme you are trying to install and I will look at it and try to determine what your problem is.
Jerry
Apologize about that.

Browsing Visual Styles 7 on deviantART

That's the theme I tried last, but I've tried a few before that as well with the same problem. The theme applies fine when selecting it through the windows theme manager. The problem arises when I replace the explorerframe.dll
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24 Apr 2012   #5
Bongo

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I will look at it and let you know.
Jerry
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24 Apr 2012   #6
Bongo

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I changed the ExplorerFrame.dll using the one listed below
Appows for Win7\System Files\SP 1\x64_SP1\ExplorerFrame\Appows Dusk
and it worked fine I changed it with the one in the system32 folder only.
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Look at post #6 of this thread Basic Networking Information I have a write up on how to take ownership give yourself permission and rename and replace .dll just follow it step-by-step.
Jerry


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24 Apr 2012   #7
uberbdon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I changed the ExplorerFrame.dll using the one listed below
Appows for Win7\System Files\SP 1\x64_SP1\ExplorerFrame\Appows Dusk
and it worked fine I changed it with the one in the system32 folder only.
Attachment 208693

Look at post #6 of this thread Basic Networking Information I have a write up on how to take ownership give yourself permission and rename and replace .dll just follow it step-by-step.
Jerry
So is there no need to replace the file in SysWOW64??


Also, what does the shell32 file change?
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24 Apr 2012   #8
Bongo

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Quote:
So is there no need to replace the file in SysWOW64
Not with this theme I think that's what's confusing when it comes to 64-bit, when I make a explorerframe.dll I do it for both system32 and SysWOW64 so there is no confusion (I just recently found this out that the 64-bit system files are actually in the system32 folder)

Quote:
Also, what does the shell32 file change?
It changes the navigation pane on the left side of some control panel Windows, also the header of the control panel.
Jerry
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24 Apr 2012   #9
uberbdon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Excellent, it worked! How did you find out that only the System32 files needed to be replaced? Did it say on the theme page and I just overlooked it?
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24 Apr 2012   #10
Bongo

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I have come across this situation before so I actually tried it and that was the result.
I'm glad it works for you.
Jerry
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