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Missing Windows Xp Style After Removing Spy Sherrif


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#1 evilincarn8

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:21 PM

This problem occured after i removed "Spy Sherrif" from my computer. If I right click on my desktop, go to properties, go to the "appearance" tab, under where it says "Windows and buttons", I only have one choice "Windows Classic style". There is NO other option, I have a drop down list with only one choice. There are no greyed-out options, just "Windows Classic style" all by itself. I believe a file was removed/damaged durning the whole spy sherrif cleansing. I have tried every solution offered so far.

As for spy sherrif, I followed the instruction I got from a forum on this website to remove it.

Please help!!!!!

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:44 PM

Go here:http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm . Look at line 271. This is a great site.Happy Halloween :thumbsup:
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#3 evilincarn8

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 10:23 PM

It didn't work, no change even after a reboot.
Still no option for windows xp style buttons & windows.

I still believe that there is a damaged/missing file and that this is not a registry issue, but I may be wrong.
If some one knows what that file is, and its name I could see if it's there.

Please Help!!!!

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 05:39 PM

The files are in the following folder:

\Windows\Resources\Themes

There should be a "Luna.theme" file and a Luna folder.

You might also want to check to see if the Themes service is running.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 07:10 PM

The files are in the following folder:

\Windows\Resources\Themes

There should be a "Luna.theme" file and a Luna folder.

You might also want to check to see if the Themes service is running.


THANK YOU for understanding what my problem was.
The missing file was "luna.msstyles", because of your direction, I was able to compare to another computer, and replace the missing files, however...

I don't seem to be able to get the "classic view" option for my control panel...
It, like the other problem, does not give me an option for changing the view.
Any ideas on that one, another missing file perhaps?

Let me know where to look for that please, and thanks again for helping me get my XP style back.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 08:06 PM

According to Kelly's corner you can set Classic view in Control Panel by making a registry change as given here:
Kelly's Corner at line 145.

I don't know if that's what you want.
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Posted 02 November 2005 - 10:16 PM

Well... It worked, and I have classic view, which is great :thumbsup: .
But, the option had to be set in the registry, I still don't have the option to change from one to the other within the control panel view :flowers: .

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 11:05 PM

Try doing a Windows repair. It should replace all missing files.

You probably have more than just the "view" files missing.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:27 AM

Try doing a Windows repair. It should replace all missing files.

You probably have more than just the "view" files missing.


The one on the windows XP disc?
Or is there somthing I can run from windows?

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 08:04 PM

Hi,

I've just recovered from a very similar problem - except it was with a qoologic trojan - Ewido finally got rid of it (thank you ewido!!!).

I am following your directions for retrieving the "smooth" xp look - but how do I do a proper repair? my original XP disk won't let me because I have installed sp2 - making my XP disk look like an older version - how can I "repair" my system?

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 08:20 PM

actusreus- do a search on 'slipstream' for XP and if you need help on doing that start a new topic. :thumbsup:

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