Aero / Desktop Manager Problem With Color Change

I recently purchased a new computer and was upgraded to windows 7 home premium. Everything installed fine, except each time i boot up i get "desktop window manger has closed. Windows is searching for a solution to the problem. " Windows never finds a solution. I have tried to manually start the service and it immediately stops. I believe this issue is causing problems with the personalization portion of my computer. I can see the aero themes. I can see my themes. However, the "colors" section on my computer is stuck on windows classic. Even if i try to manually change the colors, they will not update. I can change to any of the basic or high contrast themes and it will update. But nothing else outside of that will update. Not even manually. I also cannot see the aero transparency color selections. If i click on "window colors, " i get a basic dialog box that is permanently stuck on windows classic colors. It will not accept manual changes.

My computer is a new alienware gamer computer - very suped up video, ram, and memory. I don't think the problem is my hardware. So how do i fix this? I'm really annoyed that i can't get it fixed. The desktop pictures, sounds, etc. All change just fine. However, it will also require me to save any theme as a new theme if i make even the slightest change. I also cannot delete themes. Eta - i just checked my windows experience index.

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