Provides user experience theme management.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Themes service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Themes fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Themes service has failed to start.
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreThemesWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
shsvcs.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.