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: Stuck on classic theme after running eraser on my C drive

26 Aug 2014   #1
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Stuck on classic theme after running eraser on my C drive

hi guys,

I am stuck on Classic theme after running ERaser yesterday on unused space on my C drive, same issue as this guy had here which was an ooold thread, sorry for doing a new one if it's not "allowed" : Windows 7 - Stuck on Classic theme, other themes not working though I don't want to restore windows...

Funny thing is, I did the SAME procedure on another windows 7 machine, my work pc with SSD hard disk and nothing happened there, aero works as a charm, that's why I ran it on my home pc as well..

any ideas? already did :

reinstalled intel and AMD drivers (im on HP laptop)
sfc /scannnow
tried aero troubleshooter + fix me from Microsoft
tried registry hack @ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
tried to create one new user
resetted Windows score index, I have 5.9 now

I cannot honestly understand what it wiped out!

any help appreciated!
thanks
Gabrio


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Aug 2014   #2
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the themes file was corrupted : C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\aero.msstyles, replaced with a working copy and worked OK.

I discovered that since after 3 hours... I noticed that its date was different, from yesterday night at 05am, that is when eraser most likely finished its run...and it was the last thing possible after checking everything else...pfff again... brain = 1 machine = 0. GOOD call, and I can go to bed!

copied back a working copy found from http://windows7themes.net/en-us/orig...dows-7-themes/ - nice archive BTW - and BOOM, worked!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Stuck on classic theme after running eraser on my C drive




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Stuck on Classic theme after installing NVIDIA drivers
So yesterday I was all exited because my new GTX 660 came in. I built it in my computer right away, installed the drivers from the DVD and updated them. I am running 320.18 WHQL driver for 64 bit. But now, my theme seems to be stuck on Classic. All the other themes in the control panel are...
Themes and Styles
Windows 7 - Stuck on Classic theme, other themes not working
I have tried everything trying to fix this problem to no avail. Yesterday, I used the program "Eraser" to wipe my free disk space, but a popup came up saying my memory was running low, even though I had about 500GB left, so I exited from the program even though it looked almost complete. Later...
Themes and Styles
Can't change back to custom theme from classic theme w/o restarting
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Hello. I've recently reformatted my computer and since then I've been having this rather annoying problem. When I select classic theme from the personalization menu then try to switch back to my custom theme, the only thing that changes is the color scheme but nothing...
Customization
Windows stuck on Classic theme.. Virus??
Hello, This is my first post on this thread, so I apologize if this is the wrong place! My mom has asked me to look at her laptop, which she believe's has a virus. From what she has said, she was trying to stream the NBA on her laptop and wound up downloading some programs in order to...
System Security
Windows 7 stuck in classic theme
Hi, I have had a windows 7 x64 installation running for over 4 weeks on my pc, aero worked on my pc. Today I did a reboot because nero burning rom didn't start( I've had this problem before and ussually it worked after the reboot). After the reboot windows started up in windows classic mode. I...
Themes and Styles
Stuck on Windows Classic theme.
I have switched between Windows Aero and Windows Classic themes many times, but now I'm stuck on Windows Classic theme. What should I do? I've got Acer Aspire 5724G.
Virtualization


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 13:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App