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Windows 7: Windows Gadget Platform is missing


23 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Gadget Platform is missing

I had to do a system restore because I installed some new drivers that ended up not working. After rebooting my computer, my gadgets still appeared but it had some images missing on the gadget. So I tried to enable and disable Windows Gadget Platform, but it's not there anymore! Please help me fix this? Where can I install it again?

Thanks


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23 Oct 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to search, type gadgets and then click on it.
If that does not work, go to desktop gadgets in control pannel
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23 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to search, type gadgets and then click on it.
If that does not work, go to desktop gadgets in control pannel
Like I said, the Gadgets still work. But there are missing images, some of the images on the gadget just have the "Red X" image. How do you fix that?

I attempted to fix it by going to "Turn Windows Features On or Off" to disable and enable Windows Gadget Platform... but it was not in the Features list... so where did it go?? How do I reinstall it? Or just fix the Red X images?

Thanks
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23 Oct 2010   #4

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See if this corrects the problem
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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23 Oct 2010   #5

 
 

Hi,

You might want to also look at

Gadgets - Enable or Disable
Gadgets - Turn On or Off
Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets

You may find that trying all of these may restore your gadget functionality.


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23 Oct 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
See if this corrects the problem
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
This could also prove to be a great option to try
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23 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just noticed there are missing images other places too. When I right-click on desktop and click Personalize. Well I included a screenshot so you guys can see what I mean. How do I get these images back. Remember I got this problem when I did a System Restore.. so I'm not sure if another System Restore will help. Any ideas?

Thanks


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23 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just tried that Scan thing. It didn't complete. It says "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested opertation" Please help me
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23 Oct 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Run an antivirus scan
Download and scan with malwarebytes. Update and use full scan
If negative, try a repair install
Repair Install
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23 Oct 2010   #10

 
 

www.malwarebytes.org is the link you need

It does sound like a repair install is what you need but thankfuly your personaly files can be saved.


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