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Windows 7: Aero themes Problem !!

10 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Aero themes Problem !!

I have a problem with the Aero Themes and the Effects too .. All themes gone gray !!!

and i'm using windows 98 theme !!!


I tried to enable Aero service in the services.msc but there's no aero service

Here's a screen shoot for the Personalization Window









P.S. : I tried the troubleshooter but it's useless


Is there any suggestions ?


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10 Aug 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums timberfire. You are on the High contrast theme. Open task manager ( Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and on the Processes tab, do you show dwm.exe running?

If you are using non windows themes (3rd party themes), have you patched your system? These themes worked before?

You could run the System File Checker, and see if it finds and fixes any errors. You will then need to repatch your system, and see if you can apply your 3rd party themes again.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7

Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

A Guy
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11 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums timberfire. You are on the High contrast theme. Open task manager ( Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and on the Processes tab, do you show dwm.exe running?

If you are using non windows themes (3rd party themes), have you patched your system? These themes worked before?

You could run the System File Checker, and see if it finds and fixes any errors. You will then need to repatch your system, and see if you can apply your 3rd party themes again.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7

Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

A Guy

@A guy

I'm using the high contrast theme instead of Windows 98 theme I hate't ... and dwm.exe Is running yeah .. I used 3rd party themes before and it was working great with me with there own effects .. I ran the SFC before but it says that no errors in my system but the checking time was about only 3 seconds to check !!!


I tried the patcher that u posted and i found that all files are patched !! i tried the UxStyle and it shows me some error



I downloaded the dll files but it was replacing another files that was exist before in my system32 folder !! bur i replaced't and it's still getting this error !


P.S. : I was having a malware before and some trojans but i fixed this but after that i found some errors with my system i fixed a lot but the only thing that i can't fix the themes problem !
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11 Aug 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try running the WEI assessment and see if it completes with no errors

Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

A Guy
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12 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Try running the WEI assessment and see if it completes with no errors

Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

A Guy

I tried't but nothing works on it !! i tried "Rate this computer" & "Re-run the assessment" but nothing happened as i didn't clicked on anything !
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12 Aug 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

With the troubles you are having I would suggest a clean install and start over.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Jerry
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12 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

With the troubles you are having I would suggest a clean install and start over.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Jerry
I thought about that before .. But i have a lot of things that i can't take a backup for't .. I tried to upgrade the windows without install a new one but there was some error .. i don't actually remember what was the error about
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12 Aug 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you run the sfc scan, bill gave you a link to the tutorial earlier, this will wipe all your third party customisations, also will repatch the system, then you should be ok to try again, providing the trojans etc havent screwed everything up.
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12 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
have you run the sfc scan, bill gave you a link to the tutorial earlier, this will wipe all your third party customisations, also will repatch the system, then you should be ok to try again, providing the trojans etc havent screwed everything up.
I ran the SFC before but it says that no errors in my system but the checking time was about only 3 seconds to check !!!
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12 Aug 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

that seems rather quick,
the rule of thumb for sfc scan is to run it 3 times restarting inbetween runs.
though 3 seconds for a scf scan is not right.
i would be very wary of your systems security.
as jerry said clean install. back up everything you can. the important stuff is media and documents etc and if your computer is compromised by earlier trojans then you may not be able to save the important stuff in future.
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