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Issues with Aero.msstyles in Windows 7. RRS feed

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  • For the last three days Windows 7 has been unable to load any aero-based themes... I've run the Aero troubleshooter and this is what I get :

     

    Aero
    Publisher details
    Issues found
    The current theme doesn't support Aero
    The current theme Unsaved Theme doesn't support Aero desktop effects such as transparency.
    Not fixed
    Not Fixed
    Change to a different theme
    Completed
    Desktop Window Manager is disabled
    The Desktop Window Manager must be enabled in order to display Aero desktop effects such as transparency.
    Detected
    Detected
    Enable the Desktop Window Manager
    Completed
    Potential issues that were checked
    Video card doesn't support required display settings
    Your video card doesn't support DirectX 9.0 or higher, Pixel Shader Model 2.0 or higher, or doesn't have sufficient memory or memory bandwidth required to display Aero effects such as transparency.
    Issue not present
     
    Color depth is set too low
    To render Aero effects, the color depth must be set to 32 bits.
    Issue not present
     
    Mirror drivers don't support Aero effects
    A running program uses a mirror driver (a type of display driver) which is not compatible with the Aero desktop experience.
    Issue not present
     
    Current power settings don't support Aero desktop effects
    The Power Saver plan helps conserve power, and starts when your computer is running on battery power. When running your computer on battery power, Windows conserves power by disabling visual effects such as the Aero desktop experience.
    Issue not present
     
    Aero effects not supported on this Windows edition
    Some Aero features such as transparency are not included on certain Windows editions.
    Issue not present
     
    Themes service isn't running
    Starting the Themes service will enable Aero desktop effects such as transparency.
    Issue not present
     
    Transparency is disabled
    Transparency must be enabled in order to display transparent window borders.
    Issue not present
     
    Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service isn't running
    The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service and the Desktop Window Manager process are used to display Aero desktop effects such as transparency. The service or process is currently stopped.
    Issue not present
     
    Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects
    The current video card driver isn't compatible with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
    Issue not present
     
    The Windows Experience Index has not been computed
    The Windows Experience Index base score measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and is one of many factors that determine whether the Aero desktop effects can run.
    Issue not present
     

    Issues found
    Detection details
    6
    The current theme doesn't support Aero
    Not fixed
    Not Fixed
    The current theme Unsaved Theme doesn't support Aero desktop effects such as transparency.
    Informational
    Theme settings
    Service status: stopped
    Theme: Unsaved Theme
    Change to a different theme
    Completed
    Setting the theme to one that supports the Aero desktop experience might allow transparency and other Aero effects to be displayed. Ease of Access themes are not compatible with the Aero desktop experience. If you need to use an Ease of Access theme, skip this resolution.
    Informational
    Theme settings
    Modified service status: stopped
    Modified theme: Unsaved Theme
    6
    Desktop Window Manager is disabled
    Detected
    Detected
    The Desktop Window Manager must be enabled in order to display Aero desktop effects such as transparency.
    Enable the Desktop Window Manager
    Completed
    Enabling the Desktop Window Manager will enable Aero effects such as transparency.
    Potential issues that were checked
    Detection details
    6
    Video card doesn't support required display settings
    Issue not present
     
    Your video card doesn't support DirectX 9.0 or higher, Pixel Shader Model 2.0 or higher, or doesn't have sufficient memory or memory bandwidth required to display Aero effects such as transparency.
    Informational
    Windows display assessment
    The file contains display related information based on the latest assessment.
    File Name: features.xml
      Color depth is set too low
    Issue not present
     
    To render Aero effects, the color depth must be set to 32 bits.
      Mirror drivers don't support Aero effects
    Issue not present
     
    A running program uses a mirror driver (a type of display driver) which is not compatible with the Aero desktop experience.
    6
    Current power settings don't support Aero desktop effects
    Issue not present
     
    The Power Saver plan helps conserve power, and starts when your computer is running on battery power. When running your computer on battery power, Windows conserves power by disabling visual effects such as the Aero desktop experience.
    Informational
    Power settings
    Details of power source and active power scheme.
    Source: Outlet
    Active scheme: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (High performance)
      Aero effects not supported on this Windows edition
    Issue not present
     
    Some Aero features such as transparency are not included on certain Windows editions.
      Themes service isn't running
    Issue not present
     
    Starting the Themes service will enable Aero desktop effects such as transparency.
      Transparency is disabled
    Issue not present
     
    Transparency must be enabled in order to display transparent window borders.
      Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service isn't running
    Issue not present
     
    The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service and the Desktop Window Manager process are used to display Aero desktop effects such as transparency. The service or process is currently stopped.
      Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects
    Issue not present
     
    The current video card driver isn't compatible with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
      The Windows Experience Index has not been computed
    Issue not present
     
    The Windows Experience Index base score measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and is one of many factors that determine whether the Aero desktop effects can run.

     

     

    I've also run sfc.exe /scannow ,  the scan found corrupt files but were unable to fix them. Cool.

    These are the files that were unable to be fixed...

    2010-07-27 19:43:00, Info                  CSI    00000028 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:26{13}]"aero.msstyles" of Microsoft-Windows-aero, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
    2010-07-27 19:43:02, Info                  CSI    0000002b [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:26{13}]"aero.msstyles" of Microsoft-Windows-aero, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
    2010-07-27 19:44:19, Info                  CSI    000000b3 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"ActionCenter.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-HealthCenter, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
    2010-07-27 19:44:20, Info                  CSI    000000b5 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"ActionCenter.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-HealthCenter, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
    2010-07-27 19:53:50, Info                  CSI    000002e2 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:26{13}]"aero.msstyles" of Microsoft-Windows-aero, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
    2010-07-27 19:53:51, Info                  CSI    000002e4 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"ActionCenter.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-HealthCenter, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
    2010-07-27 19:53:51, Info                  CSI    000002e6 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:26{13}]"aero.msstyles" of Microsoft-Windows-aero, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
    2010-07-27 19:53:51, Info                  CSI    000002ec [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"ActionCenter.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-HealthCenter, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

    I'd replace these using command prompt, but I dont have a "good" copy of the files. This laptop didnt come with the necessary discs to reinstall/repair windows 7.

    Suggestions please?

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:02 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    I have upload these files for you to replace the damaged one with Command Prompt in system recovery options to check the results.

     

    For Windows 7 32-bit

    For Windows 7 64-bit

     

    Does it work?

     

    Regards,


    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.
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:33 AM

All replies

  • Restore the Windows 7 with the hidden partition. You should find the details in the manual.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:07 PM
  • How do I get to the hidden partition?

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:19 AM
  • read the manual of your PC, how to do a restore.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:26 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I have upload these files for you to replace the damaged one with Command Prompt in system recovery options to check the results.

     

    For Windows 7 32-bit

    For Windows 7 64-bit

     

    Does it work?

     

    Regards,


    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.
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:33 AM
  • Thank you! That is exactly what I needed, problem solved and Windows 7 is looking outstanding again.

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:45 AM