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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Stuck on Classic theme, other themes not working

11 Apr 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It says both were removed due to a violation. Would downloading the normal iso on that page work?

Here is the scan data:

-Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Database version: v2012.04.04.08
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Alex :: ALEX-HP [administrator]
4/11/2012 2:06:11 PM
mbam-log-2012-04-11 (14-06-11).txt
Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 395735
Time elapsed: 52 minute(s), 52 second(s)
Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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11 Apr 2012   #22

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

SP1U look ok - they are the official links.
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12 Apr 2012   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Now I really need help!
I burned the iso image to a blank DVD. Followed the repair install instructions and ran it while in windows and after trying two times, after it installs and the computer starts I see it show to little animation saying windows is starting, but it then goes black, completely black, like the monitor isn't on. I can hear the start up sounds and the caution sound when I click certain buttons, but the screen is off.

I tried plugging into the HDMI port of my TV to check if I can see anything, but that doesn't work either.

I didn't get a chance to backup anything, so I really need to fix this.
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12 Apr 2012   #24
Microsoft MVP


I don't know why you wouldn't copy out your files before trying a Repair Install as it is stated clearly in the tutorial this must be done.

Is there an option when you reboot to Roll Back the in-place Upgrade?

Everything you need to clean reinstall is in our Forum's tutorial to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 including how to copy out your files if necessary.

It's possible you have a bad burn on the DVD so download another ISO for your licensed version and burn another DVD or write to flash stick using the tool provided in tutorial.

If you want you can also Troubleshoot Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

If you are getting the BIOS screen at boot and nothing beyond that then boot into BIOS setup and reset to defaults. Save changes and reboot to see if Win7 starts. If not try booting the installer to run Startup Repair again a few times making sure Win7 or it's 100mb System Resrved partition is set to boot first. If this fails go ahead and copy out your files and try the Clean Reinstall.

If you can get into Safe Mode try uninstalling the Eraser crapware which ruined your OS. The idea that you'd have to wipe free space rather than just have it overwritten by new code is flim-flam. Only in rare cases does the boot sector need wiping when install hangs, using Diskpart Clean Command. The only other possible reason to wipe a HD is to make data unrecoverable by most means for privacy reasons.
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12 Apr 2012   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I didn't create a system image as I thought that would copy over the corrupt files.

I looked this up online and I found out that the reason there was no display was because the display drivers were corrupted. I went into Safe Mode, deleted the drivers and rebooted. Everything seems to be working now luckily.
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27 May 2012   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Some folks, including me, followed a performance tweak and were stuck with the Windows 7 toolbar being a white (Windows Classic). Altering the theme did not correct this. It turned out the Themes service was not automatic.

If you have this problem, where Desktop (right-click) "Personalize" "Windows Color" showing only as Windows Classic).

Run "services.msc", ensure the "Themes" service is Automatic (and Started).

Then you can then select any Windows Aero theme and it will provide the toolbar transparency again.

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26 Aug 2014   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I had the same problem after doing ERaser, it's driving me crazy, tried to

reinstall video drivers, both ATI and Intel
tried few troubleshooters
edited registry keys

any others??? don't wanna reinstall windows!!! what did Eraser do?

solution found here! : Stuck on classic theme after running eraser on my C drive sorry about linking myself lol...
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