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Windows 7: No Sidebar or Gadgets on Windows 7 Pro

05 Aug 2010   #11
Dayn

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have my Windows 7 Pro Upgrade disk here. Wondering if there's a 'repair' option when I put it the drive? Or if it would even fix something like this?


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05 Aug 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I doubt it would fix this particular problem, but here is how to do a Repair Install
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05 Aug 2010   #13
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dayn View Post
I have my Windows 7 Pro Upgrade disk here. Wondering if there's a 'repair' option when I put it the drive? Or if it would even fix something like this?
It's worth a try, it might fix it,

Repair Install
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05 Aug 2010   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I wonder if doing SFC /scannow from the CMD prompt might fix a corrupted gadget file ?
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05 Aug 2010   #15
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I wonder if doing SFC /scannow from the CMD prompt might fix a corrupted gadget file ?
You should try that first before a repair install, good idea Doc.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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05 Aug 2010   #16
Dayn

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

MY sincere thanks to all that offered their help, time and thoughts. I did a repair install per the instruction you supplied. After the last reboot, the Gadgets returned.
Thanks again.
73 de Dayn
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05 Aug 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear you got them working
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05 Aug 2010   #18
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

How about this one?

Gadgets - Enable or Disable

A Guy

Edit: Ooops too late for you
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05 Aug 2010   #19
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
How about this one?

Gadgets - Enable or Disable

A Guy
They fixed it with a repair install.
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