Add or Remove Programs Wired PROBLEM

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by paul2-0-0-2, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

    Does any1 know how i can fix this problem, with out doin a system restore :(

    When i click on it come's up with this :(
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    very common error. Just rename the shell folder of the theme you are using to the name of the theme and its fixed. btw do a search before post this has been discussed already on the forum.
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    Fixing the dreaded "Parser Message: Value creation failed " at line 472" error. This is a problem with the file shellstyle.dll, which is included in most visual styles. Use the following steps to fix the problem:

    1.) Go to your /WINDOWS/Resources/Themes directory, or wherever you may have your themes located.
    2.) Go into the directory of the theme your currently using.
    Example: Using 'Semplice' by KoL? Navigate to /WINDOWS/Resources/Themes/Semplice
    3.) Go into the folder called 'Shell" within the previous directory.
    4.) Inside you'll find a folder with a file called 'shellstyle.dll' inside. Now remember the name of the theme your using? (Example: Semplice). You need to rename this folder from Shell to the name of the theme your currently using. If you don't know the exact name, go to Display Properties, and try to Display/Show the theme, the name you see in Display Properties is the name you need to change the 'Shell' folder to.
    Example: Using Semplice as an example, the Shell folder for that theme is called 'Shell', in this situation you'll need to rename the folder to 'Semplice'. Easy enough, right?
    Note that for multi-part themes, aka themes with more than one variation or color, you'll need to rename each corresponding 'Shell' folder to what is displayed in Display Properties when you try to apply the theme.
    5.) Now that you've changed the 'Shell' folder name to correspond with the visual styles name, reapply the theme.
    6.) Go to Add/Remove Programs, and voila! :)

    or u can just go back to the defalt m$ theme
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    You are using a pre sp1 style. Either do the above which does work or see if the style has been updated from where you downloaded it.
  5. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

    :) i got the theme and it worked thanks'a guy's

    but got anotehr problem :( the desktop thing has gone now :eek: