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win 7 taskbar turns white? RRS feed

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  • The windows 7 taskbar turns white, found the solution to fix this and return the taskbar back to transparent, however, the taskbar turns white after a restart. The fix was to restart Themes in windows services local. This fix works but does not stay put even though the Themes indicates automatic and running.
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:12 PM

Answers

  • Repair your Windows. and check : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/products/features/startup-repair


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by salty 1 Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:12 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by salty 1 Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by salty 1 Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:13 AM
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:25 AM

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  • Is this computer in domain ? 

    Please try the following to resolve the issue.

    Right click on an empty space on your desktop
    click on personalize
    click on Windows Color and Appearance
    click on Open Classic Windows Properties
    Set color scheme to Windows Aero

    Please check these services are started and set to automatic unless otherwise stated go to start>control panel>administrative Tasks>Services

    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser is set to manual
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Wired Autoconfig is set to manual(wired ethernet connections only) 
    • Wireless Zero Configuration ( XP wireless configurations only)
    • WLAN AutoConfig ( Vista/7 wireless configurations only)
    • Workstation


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:41 PM
  • No, not in a domain, on a home network. The services resets were mostly as you listed, changed a few settings to match the list you supplied. After restart, the white taskbar returns. I have the message Failed to Connect to a Windows Service Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond. Again, themes indicates running and automatic. Before I Restart Themes, transparencies are grayed out, after Themes are Restarted in Services, task bar returns to normal (transparent). Right click on desktop, personalization does not appear, I can access personalization by Start - Control Panel - Personalization. However, transparency themes are visible, but grayed out. Changes allowed are Windows Classic or High Contrast. I can also set a picture as the background. I hope this makes sense.
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:34 PM
  • Repair your Windows. and check : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/products/features/startup-repair


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by salty 1 Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:12 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by salty 1 Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by salty 1 Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:13 AM
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:25 AM
  • Thank You Arnav! The start-up repair partially repaired the startup. The message "Failed to Connect to a Windows Service" disappeared and the startup is normal with one exception: The taskbar still shows white at the startup. The final fix was to disable the video card and reboot. The startup was OK except for the extremely large fonts & background. The video card was then reenabled and computer rebooted, this finally repaired the white taskbar on startup. I appreciate your help and hope this helps others with the same problem. I will note that my video drivers were checked by windows and were OK.
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:43 PM