WindowsBlinds Jacked up my PC per uninstall


  1. Posts : 597
    windows 7 Professional
       #1

    WindowsBlinds Jacked up my PC per uninstall


    I installed windows blinds from wincustomize... lets start there. I then decided I didnt like it. I uninstalled it. Now I am booting slowly. Receiving driver errors saying they arent all running. and possibly the most annoying LOOKING one...

    Not the windows 7 aero theme buttons...

    SO! I found every "WindowsBlinds" folder I could find, even whiped out an unloader for it, then did a system reset to before I installed it. It LOOKED like it worked, until I changed my theme from windows personalization..... same problems, all over again.

    I am hoping not to have to do a clean install of windows. I have classes I need it for and it would be a particularly disappointing inconvenience, notto mention I did one 10 days ago exactly and am kinda getting sick of it.

    Anyone know whats up? how might I be able to fix this or if there is a way to fix windows explorer and regestry without having to reinstall windows?
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  2. Posts : 597
    windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
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    Ok, So i did more poking around... The X button problem is completely related and linked to themes I used with the application. my default windows aero theme and almost all of my personal themes are jank, the rest work fine! I ran about 5 more searches on win-customize, stardock, objectdock, and windowsblinds and found a bunch of files I missed, as well. I am hoping that solves my load speed problems.

    Any ideas as to what win-blinds might affect in the registry so i can fix it? I also think I am gonna take a peak in sysinternals just to be sure there are no remnants of it left in startup, services or drivers.
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  3. Posts : 2,573
    Win7 Ultimate X64
       #3

    Not sure deleting folders by name is a good idea and isn't really going to speed things up but possibly make them worse and create more errors
    I would start by running a system file check SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and seeing what you find
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  4. Posts : 597
    windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
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    Pauly said:
    Not sure deleting folders by name is a good idea and isn't really going to speed things up but possibly make them worse and create more errors
    I would start by running a system file check SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and seeing what you find
    Thank you will do. Im not sure that if the 20+ randomly scattered folders, dlls, inis, bats and exes left over after UN-installation are good to keep either... seems like a bit of a catch 22 to me. Damned if I do damned if I dont.
    Thanks again. Ill take a look!
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