"This application failed to start because uxtheme.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

everytime i try to start up i get an error and i cant do anything, i recently tried to patch the uxtheme.dll file, i did everything the "safe" way and i had to reboot my pc when i was finish (dell inspiron 1545) after rebooting it everything was normal, i got to the welcome screem on windows and then i got a error saying, "wdm.exe error-unable to locate component" and then it said: 
  • "This application failed to start because uxtheme.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."
what can i do? i cant even get to my desktop. please help!!!
 

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Last updated March 17, 2019 Views 1,645 Applies to:

Hi,

 

DWM.exe is Desktop Window Manager.


It is a windows process which needs to be started for the aero and other features to work on windows 7.
DWM is that gives you all those pretty effects in Windows Vista or Windows 7 Transparent windows, live taskbar thumbnails , and even the Flip3D switcher that you can disable and replace with Switcher. 
 

Method 1:


I suggest that you check whether Desktop Service Manager is running.
To do this:

a)      Click Start

b)      Type "services" in the start search box.

c)       Now check status of the "Desktop Service Manager".

d)      If it is disable set it to “Automatic’

 

Method 2:

You can try performing Clean Boot and check if the issue still persists to view how to perform the clean boot click on the link provided below and follow the Kb article steps.

 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

 

Disclaimer: After you used the clean boot to resolve your problem follow Step 7 to reset the computer to start as usual.

 

Method 3:

I would suggest you to try performing SFC (System File Checker) scan  on your computer and check if the issue still persists. To view how to perform the SFC Scan click on the link provided and follow the Kb article steps.

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

John Rubdy
Forum Moderator | Microsoft Community

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well, i dont think your getting my problem, when i start up i get all the way to where you select the user, when im there i select my user, and i see a welcome sign and it starts loading then i get the box with "This application failed to start because uxtheme.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." and all i see is a black screem behind that, if i click on close then i get more pop ups saying "windows calander has stopped working" and more pop ups like those, ive tryed entering in safe mode and the same thing happens. here are some pics of what i get.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/192/spa1807.jpg/ <- this is what i get first, it says  welcome then this pops up.


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/spa1808mm.jpg/ <- this what i get after clicking close on the first pop up, it trys to enter to windows but this happens


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/spa1809.jpg/ <- and just a close up of the second picture.

please help me!!!

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