Windowblinds Acting Up

By on October 9, 2010 5:35:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

PoSmedley

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This may be the first issue I have ever had with Windowblinds. It's blacking out parts of windows. On other windows, it's blacking out the details pain and showing the menu bar there. If I maximizer it and reduce it, some of it goes away.

I uninstalled and reinstalled WB today and no change.

When I had it uninstalled, the problems did not occur.

 

 

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October 9, 2010 5:43:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Po'... In Impulse, Hit Shift+right click on WB and choose Verify Installation. If it says it's installed correctly, run sfc /scannow.

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October 9, 2010 5:58:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Installed correctly.

How do I run the sfc/scannow?

 

*If I apply classic windows theme or aero with windowblinds, everything is fine. If I apply any other skin it starts screwing up.

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October 9, 2010 6:07:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Go to your Command Prompt...

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October 9, 2010 6:16:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

it won't let me

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October 9, 2010 6:18:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If all that is ok.... then did WB update recently? Are you using a pre-release version?

If so, 1) roll back by unchecking the "pre-release" option in Impulse Preferences, closing Impulse and then reopening it. 2) Doing the "Verify" again. That will take you back to the last "ready for release" version, which should work correctly for you.

 

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October 9, 2010 6:20:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Right click on command propt, run as administrator.

 

Have you installed new video drivers lately?

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October 9, 2010 6:21:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting PoSmedley,
it won't let me

Reduced 41%Original 1440 x 900

Open the Command Prompt by right clicking on it and choose "Run as Administrator" (and fix your stupid UAC sometime!).

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October 9, 2010 6:23:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Right click on command propt, run as administrator.

figured this out. thanks.

Have you installed new video drivers lately?

Yes. ATI drivers about a week ago.

 

sfc/scannpw is running.

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October 9, 2010 6:24:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

(and fix your stupid UAC sometime!).

It is set to run as administrator...but I still get prompted all the time.

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October 9, 2010 6:26:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes. ATI drivers about a week ago.

Uninstall them and reinstall the version you had.

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October 9, 2010 6:28:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Drop the level.

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October 9, 2010 6:35:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Drop the level.

Huh?

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October 9, 2010 6:41:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Story of my life. Can't be fixed.

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October 9, 2010 6:42:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Uninstall them and reinstall the version you had.

I don't know what the previous version was.

GameBooster2 told me there was an update and I downloaded it.

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October 9, 2010 6:46:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

After the repair is done, reboot. See if WB works now.

UAC... security center... lower the level of notification.

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October 9, 2010 6:50:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

After the repair is done, reboot. See if WB works now.

Still the same.

Tried to open the CBS.log but I keep getting 'Unable to open file'.

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October 9, 2010 6:52:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You could try a system restore to a time prior to your driver change.

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October 9, 2010 6:55:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You could try a system restore to a time prior to your driver change.

Gonna try it if I can get it to open.

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October 9, 2010 6:58:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CarGuy1,
You could try a system restore to a time prior to your driver change.

Agree.

If the file repair and driver roll back didn't work, Restore.

Are you sure you simply can't roll back the driver?

Look Here:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/roll-back-driver-windows-7.htm 

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October 9, 2010 7:00:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The last restore point I can go to is the day the driver update was done.

Will that remove the update or will it restore the PC to the moment the driver was updated?

 

*Rolled back the driver and rebooted. Still the same.

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October 9, 2010 7:04:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Won't help you. Try the driver roll back first....it's very simple. Just follow the instructions in the link.

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October 9, 2010 7:07:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would try it as it may have been a restore point created by the driver install.

Also, did you click on the show more restore points?

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October 9, 2010 7:17:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Also, did you click on the show more restore points?

Yes. That is the last one available.

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October 9, 2010 7:20:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not sure I understand why you won't try the roll back before restoring, but it wouldn't hurt to try... you won't break anything.

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October 9, 2010 7:31:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Doc...Po edited reply 20 saying it didn't work.

If the restore doesn't work you could try a ATI driver from around the time you installed Windows 7.

Also, did you uninstall your ATI drivers before you updated them or did you install on top of the old ones? I ask because sometimes installing on top of drivers can cause issues. You should uninstall and then do a clean install of the new ones when updating.

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