Yes, I know, I'm still using Vista but I can't be bothered to spend the billions of dollars to upgrade. Anyhow....I'm not sure how, I think it has something to do with installing some new MS updates, but I turn my computer on one day and the aero glass theme is turned off. I go to turn it back on, but the only theme option available 'modified'. I check the "C:\windows\resources\themes" folder to see why the aero theme isn't being listed in the available themes and discover that there isn't a "\themes" folder at all.
I go to the Start menu and search for *.themes and nothing, anywhere on my computer. So I go back through and check my previous updates and think it happened somewhere around an update for Office 2007. I don't use that at all so I uninstall it, it's SP, and all relevant updates (I did have to us the FixIt from MS to uninstall everything, if that's important). Still nothing. I've run several virus scans in safe mode using SpyBot and MalwareBytes with no hits.
Lastly, I opened the command prompt under administrator and ran the command 'sfc /scannow'. It ran and said, "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log." When I try and open the .log, it says "access denied". I'm really scratching my head over this. Any suggestions?
HP Pavillion dv7
Windows Vista Home premium, 64-bit
AMD Turion X2 64
ATI Radeon 3200
Thanks in advance,