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Old May 22nd, 2005 Top | #1
 
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Default Appearance tab is gone in Display Properties

I don't know how I did it, or when it happened.

But I just noticed I can no longer change the themes of my computer.
I mean the complete tab is missing from my "display properties"

I only have "screen saver" "screen scan" and "settings".

I have another user on this computer, and when i log on as that user, everything is fine.

I probably deleted or changed something while cleaning up spyware or virusses.

By the way, my "themes" service is running (C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs)

Any ideas ?
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I found the answer myself:


http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/w...um/132440.html

it is indeed a residu from a virus.

I had to delete and change some registry settings.
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Default Re: Appearance tab is gone in Display Properties

Now that was too easy.


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