Windows 7 computer will not display themes.

When I open the personalization it shows the correct theme, but it will not display
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW.  Allow to complete, restart and test.

If System File Checker correct the issue, make a new, test Windows User Profile (Account). Log into the new Windows Account and test themes.

Then if the above two things fail, run a Windows 7 Repair Install. For this, you need the Windows 7 DVD or a working recovery partition.
Tiborg GuaranaIT beginsCommented:
The steps above are good, opening new user profile will tell you a lot. But before repair install I would try few more options.

It could be corrupted file go check here.
And the image name was "TranscodedWallpaper.jpg". This is the file that was corrupt.
You can check this file. If its ok go on with, TranscodedWallpaper.jpg is the ok, then option is the slideshow.ini (be sure to show hidden files) . Rename the "slideshow.ini" to "slideshow.ini.bak". Leave the folder open, change your theme to another one, change it back to the theme you want, you will now see that a new "slideshow.ini" has been created and your problems should be over.


Click Start and type Power Options in the Search box and then click Power Options from the list
In the Select a power plan window, click Change plan settings next to your currently selected Power plan
Click Change advanced power settings and then click to expand the Desktop background settings option
Click to expand Slide show and make sure that the Plugged in: option is set to Available
Click OK and then close the Edit plan window


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if your problem is recent, a system restore to a date it was ok helps you out !
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Check to see if the Themes service is disabled or not running.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
The mydigitallife article identified the problem as the AERO score was too low.

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