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Windows 7: Issues with themes after using TDSSKiller

01 Oct 2013   #1
Quannix

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Issues with themes after using TDSSKiller

Hello, I am new to these forums just asking for a bit of help here.

I am on Windows 7.

A few months ago, I ran a scan with Kaspersky's anti-rootkit program, TDSSKiller. It worked well, but I think it deleted my themeservice.dll file. As a result of this, I am stuck in Windows classic mode (Not to be confused with Windows basic). When I go to my themes in personalize, everything except the classic ones are blocked.


I've tried scanning, making use of my backup .dll, downloading new themes, yet none of them have worked.


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01 Oct 2013   #2
johnsmith45jock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set to Start and Automatic.

You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).

The desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options enabled in Visual Effects.

Still not working?

You could do a repair install

Hope this helps.

John
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01 Oct 2013   #3
Quannix

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set to Start and Automatic.

You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).

The desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options enabled in Visual Effects.

Still not working?

You could do a repair install

Hope this helps.

John
Thanks for the post.

The theme service doesn't seen to show up in the list when I follow that guide. Visual effects changing doesn't seem to work either.

A repair install might work, but that is kind of the last thing I'd want to do.
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01 Oct 2013   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You didn't say what kind of scan you did but do the following:

Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to 3 times with a reboot after each scan.

The repair install that johnsmith45jock suggestion will not harm any data or programs you have installed so it is safe.

Jerry
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