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Aero, DWM not running error (ID 9003) RRS feed

  • Question

  • After installation of Vista I did have a nice Aero look (my notebook has
    score 4.5, 2Gb RAM, a good NVidia card, ...), but after installing soms sofware and rebooting my PC, the "Windows Vista Basic" and "Windows Vista Aero" themes are gone.

    In the Windows event log, there is an error message with ID 9003. In Dutch
    it says "Kan Beheer van bureaubladvensters niet starten omdat een
    samengesteld thema niet wordt gebruikt". This means the Destop Window Manager
    (DWM) can not be started because a composed theme can not be used.

    Code Snippet

    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Desktop Window Manager" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="16384">9003</EventID>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2007-05-13T09:20:47.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1231</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>SC01</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    <EventData />
    </Event>


    Also "winsat features" tells me "DWM not running".

    What is going wrong ? How can I solve this ? How to force Vista to show
    theses themes again ? Any help is appreciated.

    Monday, May 14, 2007 5:13 PM