Ok, I patched the dlls necessary to use custom themes with VistaGlazz, and to make a long story short, the DWM.exe process terminates whenever I try to enable aero. For example, I'll try to switch to an aero version of NEXTlevel (name of a theme) and then for a few brief seconds it'll appear to work (change to aero), and then revert back to a Home Basic theme. In order to try and enable an aero theme again, I have to stop the Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager service because it's still running and restart it. At that point dwm.exe will appear in the process list again, but if I try to enable an aero theme it'll disappear (terminate.)
650 Watt Corsair PSU
Nvidia GTX 260
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
3 GB RAM
Oh and YES
have the latest drivers for my video card.
Obviously my computer is capable of running Aero, it's just a matter of making it run.
If anyone has had similar problems or has any input on this issue, your responses would be greatly appreciated! I miss my taskbar previews
Edited by GraysonH, 18 August 2009 - 01:01 AM.