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Startup program or Service affected Theme???


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#1 mizzchola

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:18 AM

Hi everyone,

So I disabled a whole bunch of unnecessary startup programs that were running on my Mums laptop as well as a few services using msconfig and services.msc

I got the computer running better and starting up much better however on the final restart for some reason when the laptop booted up the windows theme had been reverted to windows classic theme (windows display) and I went to control panel/display/Appearance ect to change the theme back to the Windows XP Style but it wasn't a option in the drop down menu.

I'm stumped as to which startup program or service that I disabled could have done this?

I have considered doing a system restore but fear that if I do I may have to pain stakingly go through each service and startup program again looking them each up and disabling them one by one on a super slow laptop due to the high number of programs running unnecessarily in the background.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated?

TIA

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:46 PM

Hello TIA.

Most likely you have disabled the Themes service. Setting it back to automatic should fix the problem.

Please note that MSConfig is not meant to be a startup manager, but a diagnostic tool. Using it to disable startup entries makes you computer boot in Selective Startup mode.

I would suggest using Autoruns for what you are doing.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:24 PM

Thank you very much propagandapanda :thumbsup:

I didn't realize that it was a diagnostic tool and haven't heard of autoruns before but will look it up thank you!

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:29 PM

No problem :thumbsup: .

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:24 PM

Hello TIA.

Most likely you have disabled the Themes service. Setting it back to automatic should fix the problem.

Please note that MSConfig is not meant to be a startup manager, but a diagnostic tool. Using it to disable startup entries makes you computer boot in Selective Startup mode.

I would suggest using Autoruns for what you are doing.

With Regards,
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I have already manually went through my start up list, but I notice the 'services' are not really listed and don't want to have to google every one of them.
My question is, Will AUTORUNS take care of the services list as well? I assume so by the nature of the thread but just wanted confirmation. I am looking to clean this up tomorrow.




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