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  • I installed lionskin pack as a theme but after a day or two I uninstalled thet package, after which no windows 7 theme is working including aero themes giving my PC a total windows 95 feel, even the themes installed from the internet dont run.When I try to start the theme service in services.msc it gives an error "Error 126: The specified module could not be found". Please suggest some step by step procedures to restore my themes

    Friday, January 3, 2014 8:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    That error code usually means files that are needed are either missing or corrupt.

    I would like to suggest you try SFC tool to check the issue. SFC tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.

    Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833/en-us

    I also would like to suggest you to fix Themes Service via Registry.

    1. Open the registry and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Themes

    2. Select the registry folder “Themes” and click on “File” and then “Export”. Make sure “Selected Branch” is checked, enter a name and backup your registry keys.

    3. Now that we have a backup, open up the notepad and insert the following text:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Themes]
    “Start”=dword:00000002
    “DisplayName”=”@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\themeservice.dll,-8192″
    “ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
    “Group”=”ProfSvc_Group”
     “ImagePath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
     74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
     00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
     6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
    “Type”=dword:00000020
    “Description”=”@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\themeservice.dll,-8193″
    “ObjectName”=”LocalSystem”
     “RequiredPrivileges”=hex(7):53,00,65,00,41,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,67,00,6e,00,50,\
     00,72,00,69,00,6d,00,61,00,72,00,79,00,54,00,6f,00,6b,00,65,00,6e,00,50,00,\
     72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,44,00,65,\
     00,62,00,75,00,67,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,\
     00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,00,6e,00,61,00,74,\
     00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00
    “FailureActions”=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
     00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Themes\Parameters]
    “ServiceDllUnloadOnStop”=dword:00000001
    “ServiceMain”=”ThemeServiceMain”
     “ServiceDll”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
     00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
     74,00,68,00,65,00,6d,00,65,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,2e,\
     00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

    4. Save it as a .reg file (simply add the extension .reg) and then execute it to add the keys to your registry. This will set the required registry keys that are needed to run the Windows 7 themes service.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:50 AM

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  • Use the System Restore feature to get your computer back the time when it worked.

    Here you you will find the right steps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/system-restore

    Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:19 PM
  • Hi,

    That error code usually means files that are needed are either missing or corrupt.

    I would like to suggest you try SFC tool to check the issue. SFC tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.

    Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833/en-us

    I also would like to suggest you to fix Themes Service via Registry.

    1. Open the registry and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Themes

    2. Select the registry folder “Themes” and click on “File” and then “Export”. Make sure “Selected Branch” is checked, enter a name and backup your registry keys.

    3. Now that we have a backup, open up the notepad and insert the following text:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Themes]
    “Start”=dword:00000002
    “DisplayName”=”@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\themeservice.dll,-8192″
    “ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
    “Group”=”ProfSvc_Group”
     “ImagePath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
     74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
     00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
     6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
    “Type”=dword:00000020
    “Description”=”@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\themeservice.dll,-8193″
    “ObjectName”=”LocalSystem”
     “RequiredPrivileges”=hex(7):53,00,65,00,41,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,67,00,6e,00,50,\
     00,72,00,69,00,6d,00,61,00,72,00,79,00,54,00,6f,00,6b,00,65,00,6e,00,50,00,\
     72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,44,00,65,\
     00,62,00,75,00,67,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,\
     00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,00,6e,00,61,00,74,\
     00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00
    “FailureActions”=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
     00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Themes\Parameters]
    “ServiceDllUnloadOnStop”=dword:00000001
    “ServiceMain”=”ThemeServiceMain”
     “ServiceDll”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
     00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
     74,00,68,00,65,00,6d,00,65,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,2e,\
     00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

    4. Save it as a .reg file (simply add the extension .reg) and then execute it to add the keys to your registry. This will set the required registry keys that are needed to run the Windows 7 themes service.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:50 AM