Posted 20 May 2006 - 16:25
Wow...that this thread is still active and alive after so many months is simply amazing.
Maybe it would have been best had I never come across it in the first place. Here's why:
While looking up howto get around using StyleXP to use 3rd-party themes, I came across this whole buncha' info. on the 'uxtheme.dll' file and how to replace it.
I ended up using the UXTheme Multi-Patcher (Neowin Edition) 4.0...it worked, seemingly, flawlessly. However, when I reset the computer, it takes forever to load up, and when something does show up, it's just my windows desktop background. Nothing else shows up. Not the start bar, nor the desktop icons, nor anything else.
CTRL+ALT+DELETE still can bring up Task Manager, which I can use to "bring back" explorer.exe by running something else, like Control Panel. Tsak Manager Processes says that explorer.exe is running everytime I start the computer, but nothing shows up.
I think it's because the Patcher replaced my default ver. of uxtheme.dll file (5.1.2100.2562) with another version that doesn't match. I also have no Windows CD to restore my default uxtheme.dll file.
Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I think I read in a previous post that installing StyleXP fixes your uxtheme.dll file somehow. I'd just like everything to be restored the way it was.