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    Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    Hi, i'm kinda desperate atm. My laptop has this annoying habit of reverting back to windows standard/classic theme after almost every restart. I said almost as after 2/3 and sometimes even more, my aero theme correctly appeared. After another restart right after that, the problem occurs all over again.

    The search function in the start menu and windows explorer also 'failed to initialize' when in the said windows standard/classic mode.

    I figured that this might have something to do with my user profile as I have the 'User Profile Service service failed the login. User profile cannot be loaded' problem once very recently but I've fixed it using the tutorial in this forum. The windows standard/classic theme problem had been on for quite a while back, before the user profile problem.

    Before all this happened, I've had this 'C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable...' problem. I fixed that by copying all my files and folders in my C:\Users\[Username] folder to the location above and replacing all the files including desktop.ini. It is only after this that I've had the windows standard/classic theme problem.

    I couldn't help but wonder if somehow my user profile has got something to do with it? Windows system restore could not fix this problem.

    By the way, I'm using a modified aero theme at the moment, using TuneUp Utilities 2009 on a Vista Home Premium 32bit Acer 5920G laptop.

    I would deeply appreciate any help for this poor soul!


    Last edited by ychao24; 26 Apr 2009 at 07:45 PM.
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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    Hello Ychao,

    Welcome to the Vista Forums.

    I haven't used Tune Up, but first thing I would try is to undo all the mods. and see what happens.

    Please keep us posted.
    Hope you enjoy the forums.

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    Well, I've always trusted TuneUp since I've used it for ages and it has never gave me any problems so far and this problem had only occured recently, but I'll give it a shot anyway - who knows, and I'm desperate, so yea. I'll update the results soon.

    Thanks again for the speedy reply! Much appreciated!

    Edit: Gary, that didn't work - I'm updating this after 3 consecutive restarts Changed back to the original Vista Aero theme and that didn't work. Uninstalled TuneUp, and that didn't work too. SIGH.

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    Any help, anyone?

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    just got the same prob

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    Hi everyone, I've just figured out the darn programme that was causing all of the above probs for me - Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.

    So I've reverted back to KIS7 which basically solved everything - no more the dreaded windows vista standard theme!

    There must be something with the Vista 32bit and KIS09 combo.
    Was kinda disappointed though, I would've thought Kaspersky would've improved the programme's compatibility with Vista 32-bit systems... anyway just wanna say thanks for all the help!

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    Glad you got it sorted Ychao,

    Thanks for posting your results.

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    Hi,

    I am facing the same error, after restart my vista theme resets to classic theme. Tried to perform the steps provided as per posts

    I've had copied my file in 'C:\Windows\System32 config\systemprofile\Desktop

    from my C:\Users\[Username] folder to the location above.

    But i am not able to copy the file ntuser.dat.LOG1 file from my users location.

    And finally not succeeded.

    Need help from anyone please. Feeling hard for last 1 year to have this bug in vista home.

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    Ramprasath.P.M

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    what is your computers index score?

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    Re: Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

    The ntuser.dat log will be in use that is why it didn't get moved.

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