I did something silly and wonder if anyone out there can help me reverse my silliness please?
I have a partitioned HD - one side runs with XP and the other with Win 7 Eternity (modded). This was set up on my 4 year old laptop a few months ago following the burn-out of my old HD.
Today, when closing down from XP, There was a short power outage. Next time I booted up in Win 7 I got a BSOD. Panicking somewhat and forgetting at that moment all about the power outage earlier, I ran the start up repair tool.
Of course Win 7 opened, but not with the usual background behind my users photos. When I logged in and it fully opened, the slideshow theme I set up was still running OK but all of the display settings had reverted to what I would call a very basic classic mode. Gone were the nice aero touches. See the photo of the taskbar here:
The icons with descriptions are the open applications. needless to say there is no thumbnail view.
Also my browser and e-mail client has reverted to a basic utilitarian look and windows such as notepad all have a gray border around them.
Whatever I have tried has not re-enabled them. In troubleshooting it says 2 things, 1. that the chosen theme does not support Aero. This is daft because i chose and Aero theme. And, 2. That the desktop Window manager is disabled. When I check, it is actually enabled.
I have done a windows update - no change
I have updated the graphics card driver - no change
I tried system restore and, although I created a restore point 3 weeks ago after ridding my machine of some malware (see other previous thread of mine) Windows says that it can find no restor point to restore to.
Can anyone please suggest how I can get my lovely Win 7 back please?
Edited by barryr, 09 November 2010 - 04:29 PM.