Dwm.exe Startup Error
PATRICIA HEALEY asked on March 19, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Dwm.exe System Error During Startup
» When I log into my computer, I instantly get two of the same error reading The program can't start because dxgi.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. This hasn't prevented me from opening any of my programs and everything run the same, the only thing I have noticed is that my computer freezes when i've been playing a game for a few minutes. It can occur every 15min- 1 hour.
Desktop Window Manager is run as a dwm.exe process to manage the much liked visual effects in your Windows Vista. These features are the common things that enliven your screen: Transparent windows, readjust-able taskbar thumbnails, and things like Flip 3D switcher than you can disable anytime and use Switcher in its place.
How is it worked out? Any application installed has a particular window image. The data of this display is stored in Windows memory which is then compounded in a combined view of the windows of all these applications as to be displayed on screen. This processed data is forwarded to your monitor. Monitoring the contents of every application window allows it to infuse varying effects as these windows are viewed like the much seen transparency as well as the live thumbnails and many other effects.
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FREDERICK DAMICO replied on March 25, 2013
- GARY SWEARER replied on March 19, 2013: » I would suggest you to follow the steps and check if it helps.
Method 1: Perform a clean boot and check if it helps.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7.
NOTE: Make sure that you perform "step 7" in the link above to boot your computer normally.
Method 2: Scan your computer using Microsoft Security Scanner and check for Virus.
Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.
- PATRICIA HEALEY replied on March 19, 2013: » I've done the clean boot a few times and now I receive the error message once instead of twice. That's a good start for me. I also ran the "Microsoft Security Scanner" but it didn't find anything. Kudos for the info you've given me though.
- JULIE HOUT replied on March 21, 2013: » I would suggest you to run System File Check (SFC) scans and checks if it helps.
Note: System File Checker gives an administrator the ability to scan all protected files to verify their versions. If System File Checker discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it retrieves the correct version of the file from the cache folder (%Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache) or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file. System File Checker also checks and repopulates the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run System File Checker. If the cache folder becomes damaged or unusable, you can use the sfc /scannow, the sfc /scanonce, or the sfc /scanboot commands to repair its contents.
- PATRICIA HEALEY replied on March 21, 2013: » No luck. My "sfcdetails.txt" was empty when I looked at it. The scan did find corrupt files. "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log". There are a lot of words in that folder and I don't know what they mean.
- JULIE HOUT replied on March 22, 2013: » If scf /scannow reports errors there definitely is an issue which needs to be taken care of first.You did run that command from an admin-command line right? Besides you might have to run it several (3-4) times until all corrupted files are replaced.
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