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Windows 7: Desktop Manager Stopped Working

26 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Desktop Manager Stopped Working


I have just started receiving desktop manager error. It will not load my default color scheme. My pc had some problems a few days ago and I did a repair install and i thought every thing was ok, but today this error showed up. All drivers are up to date. Any ideas how to fix it?

I ran sfc /scannow and no problems found.

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Dwm.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc541
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17725
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ec4aa8e
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000000000052fc6
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 8c78
Additional Information 2: 8c7850e64eb83afc891e01841b49c9ca
Additional Information 3: 0bb0
Additional Information 4: 0bb05d32c0a864e34b6337875bbcfe8d

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26 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

What happens if you change the color scheme or change the Theme temporarily? If it's okay then you can set it back up the way you like it.
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26 Jun 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

I tried that and it will not change. While i was there, i ran the trouble shooter and it said that Windows Desktop Manager was disabled. I went into services.msc and it was set to automatic. After my repair install, everything worked great! the only thing that I did, was reinstall Bitdefender.
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26 Jun 2012   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64

For anyone else that has this issue, I reinstalled all my graphics drives(Nivida and Intel) and the problem was fixed...atleast for now.
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23 Mar 2014   #5

windows 8 64bit

good solution and thank you
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