Unable to access "Adjust Visual Settings"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kayleros, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. kayleros

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    #1 kayleros, Jul 3, 2011
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    Hi everybody

    Having created an up-to-date W7 Ultimate SP1-u image with the latest bundle of hotfixes (thanks to SoLoR!), I have now installed W7, configure things and running for couple of weeks. I also used rt7lite to integrate those hotfixes and disable a few things i.e. Media Center (but nothing critical or marked as "red").

    I had some random crashes (not BSODs) - just everything freezing up i.e. screen, mouse and no responding at all. This happened once every 2-3 days or so and randomly, not the same app usage each time the crash would take place. I didn't know what was causing this, so I started disabling resource-consuming features, with no luck so far. But when I tried to access Adjust Visual Settings - nothing happend. I googled and found out that the command behind this was sysdm.cpl (in System32 folder) which is nowhere on my system - not even in the original image! The only thing relevant I found was under \sources\replacementmanifests - a file called sysdm-replacement.man.

    I also run a sfc /scannow and it found a few things i.e.:

    2011-07-02 19:29:32, Info CSI 000002ce [SR] Verify complete
    2011-07-02 19:29:33, Info CSI 000002cf [SR] Verifying 100 (0x00000064) components
    2011-07-02 19:29:33, Info CSI 000002d0 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
    2011-07-02 19:29:33, Info CSI 000002d1 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-Shell-SoundThemes-Delta, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:34, Info CSI 000002d2 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-sysdmadvanced.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:34, Info CSI 000002d3 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-sysdmcomputer.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:34, Info CSI 000002d4 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-sysdmhardware.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:34, Info CSI 000002d5 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-SystemPropertiesAdvanced, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:34, Info CSI 000002d6 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-SystemPropertiesHardware, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:34, Info CSI 000002d7 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-Shell-SoundThemes-Characters, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:35, Info CSI 000002d8 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-SystemPropertiesPerformance, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:35, Info CSI 000002d9 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-Shell-SoundThemes-Festival, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:35, Info CSI 000002da [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-Shell-SoundThemes-Heritage, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
    2011-07-02 19:29:36, Info CSI 000002db Ignoring duplicate ownership for directory [l:72{36}]"\??\C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows" in component Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Wallpaper-Windows, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral

    ...but didn't do anything or replace the missing file.

    At first and due to the nature of those crashes (had a few in Vista, but more rarely) I suspected a graphics drv problem, but now I am not really sure. Could it be because of the missing sysdm.cpl? Is it that those random crashes are related to the missing file? Besides, I need the damn thing in order to cut down on the graphics i.e. optimise for best performance and maybe disable Aero and see if the crash takes place again.

    Any ideas to narrow possible causes down?
     
  2. kayleros

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    OK, just noticed "System Properties" (under Computer) won't work either. Probably hasn't been working from the begining of the installation of 7. So is it that something was wrong with the image I ve created or that rt7lite crunched something out that it shouldn't :(

    I can't go creating/re-installing again o_O
     
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