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: Windows Desktop Manager not working, wont work, can't fix.

25 Oct 2013   #11

windows 7 32 bit

Right then! With visions of driving a stake through Bill Gates wallet, I flattened the whole computer out. Before that, I downloaded a disk image of Win7 which included SP1, and managed to hammer it onto a USB stick. It installed fine. Then I set windows update running and 136 updates and a couple of reboots later it's running OK, so far! I ran the Windows Experience Index and it went all the way to the end, getting a reading of 6.9. What I did notice was the sudden absence of the normal transparencies of the correctly running desktop. Interesting. Anyway, I've done a system backup, and installations will continue.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP


Good show!

Stick with the tools and methods in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2013   #13

Windows 10 Pro


Great job. :) Enjoy the fastest windows seven now. Clean install from that kind of installation will blow away anything that you get from the oem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Oct 2013   #14

windows 7 32 bit

Trouble is, I've only done the 'Monkey See, Money do.' principle. I still have no idea what the problem is/was. The only thing I haven't done is install any manufacturer's graphics drivers and at this stage I don't want to risk it in spite of the fact that I've got the very latest setup. Still, as the man said after jumping off the Empire State Building, 'So far so good'.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows Desktop Manager not working, wont work, can't fix.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Desktop windows manager error, and IGOProxy64.exe stopped working BF4
I recently built a new computer for a friend because he's sketched about installing parts himself. I've done this for him at least a few times no issues. On this build ever since the clean install we've had issues with .dll files missing from BF4, to Desktop windows manager errors. Along with the...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
windows desktop manager stopped working
I have a friends computer running windows 7 that comes up with "windows desktop manager stopped working" each time the computer is started. Another issue, which could be related is when you attempt to open a photo it says the .dll file for the program to view photos is gone(can't remember the...
BSOD Help and Support
Black SOD and now I cant get Desktop windows manager to work
When I start my laptop I have been getting the black screen of death where it will say "windows is starting" and then the screen will go black for 5 or so minutes before I can log in. I can avoid this by hibernating instead of shutting down but now my windows desktop bar looks different and doesn't...
Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager not working properly
Hello So basically my windows Aero theme is not working. I can change to different themes and they change the background and sounds but I cannot change the color of my windows color. When I click on the "Window Color" from the Personalization option in Task Manager it does not give me the...
Desktop Windows Manager stopped working after restart, other problems
So, it started about a month ago when I updated my Intel video card driver. The screen went black after it had been installed and I couldn't do anything so I restarted my laptop. As soon as I logged in, a window came up saying Desktop Windows Manager stopped working and was closed. Because of this,...
General Discussion

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 22:30.
Twitter Facebook Google+