Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

A few problems...


  • Please log in to reply

#1
CB123

CB123

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
OK, here's my situation... this morning when i turned my computer on it cames up in windows classic. I went to the appearance tab in the display folder and the Windows XP style option was not avaiable, the only options was Windows Classic. Then, I thought to myself that if I used system restore I could restore it to a previous time where I had the Windows XP style. Well, when I tried to use system restore I got the message "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run system restore again." I did what the message said and I got the same message again when I tried running system restore again. So now my system restore doesn't work, and i'm stuck in windows classic appearance, can anyone help me? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Right Click on the Desktop, hit properties.

Change the Theme to XP
  • 0

#3
CB123

CB123

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
I went to themes and these were my only choices: Modified Theme, My Current Theme, Windows Classic, More Themes Online..., Browse...
  • 0

#4
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
No XP Theme? ... Hmm Try selecting Classic Theme and applying it. Hit ok, then load the themes and see if the XP option is there.
  • 0

#5
CB123

CB123

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
Didn't work :tazz:
  • 0

#6
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Oh I figured it out. This should work if you didn't delete it...

Right click and hit properties.

Under Theme hit Browse

Find C Windows Resources Themes Luna.Theme

That should be it.

Edited by Phoenix_Divine, 02 August 2005 - 10:57 PM.

  • 0

#7
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Let me know if it worked...
  • 0

#8
CB123

CB123

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
OK, i found it, clicked it, and this came up: "The theme cannot be loaded because the theme sevice is not running. You can turn the servie on in the Computer Management Administrative Tool in the Conrtol Panel."
  • 0

#9
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Do what it says

Open C

Then Control Panel

Open Computer Management Administrative Tool

Then find Services

Find the Theme Service

Double Click it

Change Startup type to Automatic

Under Service Type hit Start
  • 0

#10
CB123

CB123

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
Ok, I did what you said and then I went to the themes bar and Windows XP was there. I clicked it and then the same error message popped up about the theme service not running. I went back to the administrative tools, did it over again started the theme service, and when I clicked XP it happened again.
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Keep me updated and let me know if it works.
  • 0

#12
CB123

CB123

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
You stumped?
  • 0

#13
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Oh. So now you can click the theme but it says it's not started?

Did you hit start service? and it said it was running?

Edited by Phoenix_Divine, 03 August 2005 - 12:03 AM.

  • 0

#14
CB123

CB123

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
I did and what happened was that Windows XP was now a choice in the drop down bar for themes but when i selected it the error message went up again. I went back to the theme services again to make sure it was still under started, it was not. I started it again and then went back to themes selected Windows XP again and the same error message appeared again. I checked theme services and it was now stopped again, it seemed like when I selected Windows XP theme it stopped the theme service.
  • 0

#15
Phoenix_Divine

Phoenix_Divine

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
hmm

Make sure it's on automatic

Then start it

Then restart the computer

Then try to put the theme on XP

and post here
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP