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SpArKy
23-11-04, 17:39
Some days ago a member of this forum brought to my attention some new desktop themes i have been long awating, upon installation, i get this error;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/mmmmmmm.jpg
And my screen looks like this,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/kinda.jpg
does anyone have any suggestions, i have emailed the author, but he replied with a link to the new multi laungauge version, which i have installed.

Thanks SpArKy

mattioz
23-11-04, 18:58
i think this is either something to do with your graphics card or something else as it has said that on my dads computer and when installed activex control, still did not work, works on mine though!

Mark Garcia
23-11-04, 19:16
Install StyleXP (http://www.tgtsoft.com) and then run the CrystalXP installer again. I hope it works.

SpArKy
23-11-04, 19:24
I am not keen on Style XP though.

Joseph
23-11-04, 19:49
Sparky, you say "And my screen looks like this.." what should i see that is wrong in the picture?

To your problem "Run-Time error 429 ActiveX component can't create object":
try this (http://www.helpd.nl/bot/error.php3) Click on Run-time Error 429 FIX to download.
Hope this helps. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Simulation
23-11-04, 20:06
This might also be relevant Microsoft Help (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260885)

Mark Garcia
23-11-04, 20:17
Originally posted by joseph:
Sparky, you say "And my screen looks like this.." what should i see that is wrong in the picture? I guess he doesn't like the classic Windows 98 appearance. That's why I posted the StyleXP link. :D

Joseph
23-11-04, 20:20
Oh... right, Mark! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif I have Classic style myself, so i didn't notice something unusual!

SpArKy
23-11-04, 20:20
Originally posted by joseph:
Sparky, you say "And my screen looks like this.." what should i see that is wrong in the picture?

To your problem "Run-Time error 429 ActiveX component can't create object":
try this (http://www.helpd.nl/bot/error.php3) Click on Run-time Error 429 FIX to download.
Hope this helps. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif The 98 windows style theme, not the crystal xp one, when it should be, anyway i will try both Josephs and Sims way now, but i did install Style XP, then crystal XP and it worked;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/pack.jpg
Although upon un-installing Style XP the 98 style window re-appears. i did install another theme some time ago, it is calle Media Center Style. and do not know of any way to remove it, as there is no option on my programmes menu or Add/Remove window!

SpArKy
23-11-04, 20:21
Originally posted by joseph:
Oh... right, Mark! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif I have Classic style myself, so i didn't notice something unusual!LOL, i love y GUI though, i like pretty things :(

SpArKy
23-11-04, 20:41
Originally posted by joseph:
Sparky, you say "And my screen looks like this.." what should i see that is wrong in the picture?

To your problem "Run-Time error 429 ActiveX component can't create object":
try this (http://www.helpd.nl/bot/error.php3) Click on Run-time Error 429 FIX to download.
Hope this helps. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif I get this with your way;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/tut.jpg And with Sims way i get

SpArKy
23-11-04, 21:15
Looks like i will just have to have Style XP installed, but i hate htings like that running in the bckground.

Joseph
23-11-04, 21:41
Uncheck "display notification in every script error' (or something like that, i'm translating from dutch) in IE menu 'TOOLS' (In dutch version it is Extra) / Options...

SpArKy
23-11-04, 21:46
Its already unchecked! :confused:

Neteru
24-11-04, 00:22
The defaulting to the basic 98 'theme' is generally due to the fact that the theme you are trying to use is unsigned, and your uxtheme.dll is unpatched. Installing a program like StyleXP patches this file, but only whilst you have that program installed.

I've explained to you before Sparky, that you can get around this by patching your uxtheme.dll yourself. You will find detailed manual instructions HERE (http://themes.belchfire.net/index.php?showtopic=9001), where you can now also download a patched uxtheme.dll for SP2 systems! You may also prefer to try the new version of MultiPatcher (http://themes.belchfire.net/index.php?showtopic=8767) which will patch the file for you and also now supports SP2 systems.

Either of these should basically allow you to use unsigned themes. This is aside from these ActiveX errors you are getting (which personally I've never seen with a theme :confused: ).

[EDIT] Oh, and for removing a theme you no longer wish to use, simply navigate to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes and delete the folder/files of the theme you wish to get rid of. Make sure you only delete the folder/files of that theme.

[ 24. November 2004, 00:23: Message edited by: Neteru ]

SpArKy
24-11-04, 10:09
Thanks Net yes i remember this procedure, but i dont think i succeded last time, but maybe when i get in later i will get a cupper on the go and read the instruction properly this time.

Thanks Net i hope this works for me, i really do.

Neteru
24-11-04, 10:57
Good luck. These instructions are much updated as far as I can tell. They seem to be a whole lot clearer and fuller than any I've seen before. And if that fails, you can always try the patcher. It's a shame you don't have a dual boot, then you could boot into another OS and change the file without any problems what so ever.

SpArKy
24-11-04, 11:07
A what, where. :confused: LMAO

Well i havent got my other hard drive working yet, i had to send the caddy back, (which is what am doing today).

I got 20 mins so am gonna have a bash. :confused: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

But your not allowed to laugh if i balls up. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif

Neteru
24-11-04, 11:17
Why would I laugh? No, it's more a case of disappointment when someone can't get something done that I know I can do easily, and that if I trusted Remote Assistance, I'd do it for you. But I don't, so I won't :D

SpArKy
24-11-04, 11:19
I got really far, then this comes up when trying to extrect the new file into my system 32;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/SpArKy18/unexpected.jpg
And i dont think that should happen....right.

SpArKy
24-11-04, 11:22
Originally posted by Neteru:
Why would I laugh? No, it's more a case of disappointment when someone can't get something done that I know I can do easily, and that if I trusted Remote Assistance, I'd do it for you. But I don't, so I won't :D Argh bet you mean dont trust me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif :( LMAO
Nah i understand, i mean i always follow instructions its not hard, but i always get some error, the last error i got for my DVD writer actually said "Cannot complete due to some error" what kind of an error message is that the fools!

SpArKy
24-11-04, 11:25
Oh dont matter i used my brain and replaced it after i extracted it onto the desktop but got no error messages.

Neteru
24-11-04, 11:37
Originally posted by SpArKy:
Argh bet you mean dont trust meNo, I mean I don't trust Remote Assistance, having such a gateway to ones computer is a security shortfall to say the least.

"Cannot complete due to some error" what kind of an error message is that the fools!LMFAO! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

mattioz
24-11-04, 18:50
its good i got it now

[ 24. November 2004, 19:58: Message edited by: mattioz ]

SpArKy
25-11-04, 14:58
Well net i still got the 98 style theme now http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

I kinda was a bit naughty yesterday and stayed out after shopping and spent a forune on getting drunk, and boy was i drunk. I had like four jugs of vodka and redbull with blue bolts in it or something :eek: OMG i really feel ill, i have pins and needles in my arms.

Anyway i am still going to try again. because i want a nice desktop theme!

SpArKy
25-11-04, 16:36
Sod it, it wont work!

mattioz
25-11-04, 18:02
lol! i find styleXP good actually, at least it works on my comp