"DesktopX.exe has stopped working"

...and they can't tell me why

By on October 8, 2012 8:31:54 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

GraphicsKat

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I've used DesktopX for years now, but suddenly it won't load and all Windows will give me is the cryptic message in the title. I've tried restarting, un/re-installing, opening a .desktop file directly from Windows... none of them work. I'm really starting to miss my themes. Any suggestions? I'm running Windows 7 on a Lenovo v570.

Here's the gobbledygook I captured:

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:    BEX
  Application Name:    DesktopX.exe
  Application Version:    0.0.0.0
  Application Timestamp:    47ed403c
  Fault Module Name:    DesktopX.exe
  Fault Module Version:    0.0.0.0
  Fault Module Timestamp:    47ed403c
  Exception Offset:    0002226c
  Exception Code:    c0000409
  Exception Data:    00000000
  OS Version:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
  Locale ID:    1033
  Additional Information 1:    4391
  Additional Information 2:    43916ad489b52d4537aa5dc23678c6d3
  Additional Information 3:    5c59
  Additional Information 4:    5c59e7dfd78f1aa2ba41df5d61d97f39

Thanks!

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October 8, 2012 8:42:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Happens to me every so often. 3 to 4 times a year. It's a PITA.

 

I usually have to uninstall, run regisrty cleaner, reboot, manually check registry for leftovers, reboot, reinstall. Most of the time it works. When it don't, I restore my daily backup.

 

 

Sorry I can't be of more help.

 

It just happened to Philly a few days ago.

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October 9, 2012 12:05:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes, I just recently had a problem similiar on a Windows 7 computer with DX not opening, but to be honest there was more going on.  It would seem that I had picked up some kind of 'nasty' bug.  It seemed that anything that I tried I got back an error, 'I'm sorry John, I can't let you do that.',  I'm calling it the HAL Syndrome   

The computer is currently getting fixed (cleaned up). 

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October 9, 2012 1:19:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hal syndrome.....funny as hell!!  

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October 12, 2012 10:20:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, I have tried what you said with no luck. What else should I do? I just don't understand why it would be working one day then not the next!

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October 12, 2012 10:27:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Do you have a system backup? If so, run it. Possibly system restore. Since I do daily backups, I have system restore turned off.

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October 12, 2012 10:38:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Download Revo Uninstaller (the free version will do). Use it to uninstall DX then have it scan on moderate. When completed, delete anything it marks in bold print. Reboot then re-install DX. 

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October 15, 2012 8:50:18 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks, I'll try that.

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October 15, 2012 3:58:30 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

It worked!!! Thank you so much. I'll keep these directions in case there's a next time.

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October 15, 2012 4:01:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In case?  

 

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October 15, 2012 4:22:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting GraphicsKat,
It worked!!!

 I've yet to see any software that didn't leave trash behind when uninstalled with Add/Remove Programs.  Revo Uninstaller has always done a good job, so I've stuck with it.

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October 28, 2012 2:57:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hello,

     Is the trial version of DesktopX file called: "desktopx_public.exe"? Did anyone else see the notice "An unidentified program wants access to your computer" when installing the public (trial)? Is this Stardock's file, and not any trouble, I got the file from Stardock.

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October 28, 2012 3:03:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you got it from Stardock, you can trust it. The file name is correct.

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November 20, 2013 5:07:52 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Today November 2013, after a Windows update (automatic) it happen again.  "DesktopX.exe has stopped working"

Are you suffering the same? I uninstalled and re-intalled (even uding Revo Uninstaller) but the problem still there. I can't believe it! I will try to install the old version DesktopX Pro 3. Wish me good luck.

 

[UPDATE] DesktopX 3 Pro install good... runnning GOOD! The problem is that themes made on DesktopX 4 are not working. THe scripts don't run very good. I will try again re-installing 4.x.

[UPDATE] No... it doesn't working any more. Sorry... it seems that we need to say goodbye to this great program.

 

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November 20, 2013 5:22:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good luck.

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November 20, 2013 6:18:45 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

There is any other program similar to DesktopX?  Z..something ( I don't remember the name) do the same?

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November 20, 2013 6:24:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

X Widget?

http://xwidget.com/

 

 

 

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November 20, 2013 6:35:46 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

THANKS!!! do you know if the DesktopX scripts works with that? or it have its own language?

 

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November 20, 2013 7:02:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't know. You find out, I'd appreciate a heads up. 

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November 20, 2013 7:13:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I guess it does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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