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Solved Aero is Missing from my Themes

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4
#1
Hello

I have
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 bit.
My Windows Experience is currently 4.0.
I have an ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series with up to date drivers.

When I first got this laptop, Aero was enabled. Somewhere along the way, it has disappeared from my options.

If I go to Personalize->Window Color and Appearance I get the old style
Appearance Settings dialog box pops up and I cannot check transparency

I cannot run a system restore as it does not go back far enough.

I am not running in power saving mode and the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service is running.

Any thoughts on what I do next? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm so frustrated as I have been working on this practically all day.

Thanks,
Moretakitty
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio 1535
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800

Airbot

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#2

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9
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4
#3
Right, I did run that right before I posted here and I went from 3.1 to 4.0.

I just ran it again for you and it's still 4.0.

Thanks though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio 1535
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
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#4
try to go to control panel>system>advance system settings>settings
and change to best appearance and then ok
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    intel core 2 duo
    Motherboard
    msi
    Memory
    2gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce 9800gt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    lg L1953TR
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 ATA Device 1TB
    Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 ATA Device 320GB
    WDC WD2000JB-00GVA0 ATA Device 186GB
    PSU
    550w
    Mouse
    logitech G5
    Keyboard
    microsoft
    Internet Speed
    12MB

Airbot

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#5
Yes, you can check the option for best appearance like scorp200 suggested, or Let Windows Choose what's Best for my Computer (which is default setting for me), and see if all the boxes are checked.

Also, check to make sure you don't have your colors set to 16 bit, they should be set to 32 bit like in the screenshot.
And see if you have the Windows Aero option from the drop down menu in the classic appearance properties of Color and Appearance.

display.JPG
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9
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4
#6
Thanks for the suggestions.

I was set to best appearance, and I was also running in 32 bit.

What did work in the end was following this post here.

Seems that there was a corrupted file.

Thanks anyway all!
Moretakitty
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio 1535
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800

Airbot

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#7
D'oh.

Should of mentioned that, it's one of the easiest things to run first to check for damaged/corrupted system files. :rolleyes:

Glad you got it fixed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9
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4
#8
You guys rock, thanks again. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio 1535
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800

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