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Windows 7: Stuck on classic theme after running eraser on my C drive

26 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Stuck on classic theme after running eraser on my C drive

hi guys,

I am stuck on Classic theme after running ERaser yesterday on unused space on my C drive, same issue as this guy had here which was an ooold thread, sorry for doing a new one if it's not "allowed" : Windows 7 - Stuck on Classic theme, other themes not working though I don't want to restore windows...

Funny thing is, I did the SAME procedure on another windows 7 machine, my work pc with SSD hard disk and nothing happened there, aero works as a charm, that's why I ran it on my home pc as well..

any ideas? already did :

reinstalled intel and AMD drivers (im on HP laptop)
sfc /scannnow
tried aero troubleshooter + fix me from Microsoft
tried registry hack @ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
tried to create one new user
resetted Windows score index, I have 5.9 now

I cannot honestly understand what it wiped out!

any help appreciated!

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26 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

the themes file was corrupted : C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\aero.msstyles, replaced with a working copy and worked OK.

I discovered that since after 3 hours... I noticed that its date was different, from yesterday night at 05am, that is when eraser most likely finished its run...and it was the last thing possible after checking everything else...pfff again... brain = 1 machine = 0. GOOD call, and I can go to bed!

copied back a working copy found from - nice archive BTW - and BOOM, worked!
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 Stuck on classic theme after running eraser on my C drive

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