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Windows 7: Windows Explorer crashes randomly after custom theming?

23 Jul 2012   #11
kbphoto615

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Do no use Theme Resource changer an manually change the explorerframe.dll at the same time, if you look in the theme folder there are folders with images in them, using Theme Resource changer changes the images for each theme so you do not need to do it manually.
What do you mean by crashes what happens?
Jerry

What I mean is thaat when doing random tasks Windows Explorer will crash and restart itself. It seems to happen mostly when accessing large files. Like when I am transferring files from an external to the laptop. I do not know how themeing could cause this issue, but it only happens after applying a custom theme? I'm so confused. haha


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23 Jul 2012   #12
Bongo

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Is it just the themes or just when you change the explorerframe.dll?
Jerry
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23 Jul 2012   #13
kbphoto615

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See I don't know, I can't pin point it. Should I do a SFC scan and repair the system files, follow the instructions to apply the theme, but not change the explorerframe.dll, and see if I still get crashes?
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24 Jul 2012   #14
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbphoto615 View Post
See I don't know, I can't pin point it. Should I do a SFC scan and repair the system files, follow the instructions to apply the theme, but not change the explorerframe.dll, and see if I still get crashes?
I think that would be a very good plan, and go ahead and install Theme Resource changer. Then there should be no need to manually change the explorerframe.dll.
I have Theme Resource changer installed and when I use the Placebo Angst theme the start button in the navigation buttons and the panels in the control panel were changed automatically.
Jerry
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25 Jul 2012   #15
kbphoto615

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well SFC didn't do anything, where as normally it would change the system files back. I'm not entirely sure how to reverse back to before I did the custom theme. Or unapply the theme, aside from choosing a different theme under Personalize.

Should I just wait and see if I encounter any crashes after this SFC scan?

EDIT:
I have the SFC CBS log, if that would help anyone in assisting me in figuring out what to do?
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25 Jul 2012   #16
Bongo

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When choosing a different theme under Personalize is it back to the default look?
Did SFC find anything and try to fix it and it could not?
Let it run that way far awhile and see if it crashes.

Remember using Theme Resource changer it changes the start button in the navigation buttons and the panels in the control panel are changed automatically.
Jerry
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