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Windows XP Theme disappear following Windows System restore

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Anonymous
May 16, 2005 6:05:13 AM

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Over the last 7 days I had some blue screen errors. I attempted 2 system
restores but both failed. A third attempt did restore the system but with one
remaining, niggling, problem: I have lost my Windows XP theme and am stuck
with the Windows Classic theme only.

To be clear, under “DISPLAY PROPERTIES – Appearance� I’m only offered
Windows Classic style under Windows & Buttosn. Under “DISPLAY PROPERTIES –
Theme� I’m offered My Current Theme, Windows Classic, More themes online &
Browse.

Under Control Panel I’m NOT offered the Appearance & Themes option. Viewing
SERVICES does show that the Themes service is running. I did attempt to stop
and restart this service but this failed with an “Error 1503: Cannot Stop
Service. Service did not stop in a timely fashion�.

Searching the Windows folder for *.theme files there’s only the luna theme
and windows classic theme.

More information: once the system was successfully restored I ran a
successful system file check (sfc). The blue screen error I have resolved was
NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS.

The system seems to be running well in all other respect.

What I want to do is reinstate APPEARANCE & THEMES under Control Panel and
return the WINDOWS XP theme.

Can anyone help, please?!

PC Details: Windows XP (SP1), AMD ATHLON 2000 (1.67GHz), 512Mb RAM, ATI
RADEON 7000 (latest Catalyst driver)

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Ian Fidler
May 17, 2005 3:24:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Any luck in finding an answer on this? I've have the same exact problem
and have tried everything and nothing works.
Anonymous
May 17, 2005 5:55:19 PM

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Ian Fidler


"Dude" wrote:

> Any luck in finding an answer on this? I've have the same exact problem
> and have tried everything and nothing works.
>
> Nothing that corrects this specifically. The only advice I've been given is to do a Windows repair using the Windows XP disk. I'm going to try this. If it doesn't work then it'll have to be a full, clean installation. It's a strange error but if you look around these forums it seems Windows is capable of a million different problems!! Good luck!
Anonymous
June 26, 2005 3:22:03 PM

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this just happened to me and had a hard time findind the solution . i was
gonna install sp2 which i havent yet . so i went to get the updates to
windows . low and behold i guess i didnt have them or not all of them i got
updates and it restored the xp style back on and had access to the xp
themes . so make sure u have updates to windows.

"Ian Fids" wrote:

> Over the last 7 days I had some blue screen errors. I attempted 2 system
> restores but both failed. A third attempt did restore the system but with one
> remaining, niggling, problem: I have lost my Windows XP theme and am stuck
> with the Windows Classic theme only.
>
> To be clear, under “DISPLAY PROPERTIES – Appearance� I’m only offered
> Windows Classic style under Windows & Buttosn. Under “DISPLAY PROPERTIES –
> Theme� I’m offered My Current Theme, Windows Classic, More themes online &
> Browse.
>
> Under Control Panel I’m NOT offered the Appearance & Themes option. Viewing
> SERVICES does show that the Themes service is running. I did attempt to stop
> and restart this service but this failed with an “Error 1503: Cannot Stop
> Service. Service did not stop in a timely fashion�.
>
> Searching the Windows folder for *.theme files there’s only the luna theme
> and windows classic theme.
>
> More information: once the system was successfully restored I ran a
> successful system file check (sfc). The blue screen error I have resolved was
> NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS.
>
> The system seems to be running well in all other respect.
>
> What I want to do is reinstate APPEARANCE & THEMES under Control Panel and
> return the WINDOWS XP theme.
>
> Can anyone help, please?!
>
> PC Details: Windows XP (SP1), AMD ATHLON 2000 (1.67GHz), 512Mb RAM, ATI
> RADEON 7000 (latest Catalyst driver)
>
> --
> Ian Fidler
!