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Windows 7: Gadgets in Windows 7 Sidebar not displayed correctly


01 Nov 2010   #1

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Gadgets in Windows 7 Sidebar not displayed correctly

My Windows 7 64bit sidebar gadgets are displaying themselves as either a white block or in the case of the clock it is only displaying the second hand on a black background.

I found this solution for Vista, would it also work for Windows 7 without screwing things up?:

Windows Sidebar - Gadget Not Displayed Correctly - Vista Forums

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Question

When I open Windows Sidebar, the clock gadget is displayed as a black square. All other gadgets show up as white rectangles with one of those information (i) icons and a plus sign. The settings button next to the gadget does not work, but the x to close does. Here is a screenshot:


Answer

This behavior is observed if the XML registration is missing in the system. To fix the problem, use the following steps:
  • Close Windows Sidebar. To do so, right-click on the Sidebar icon in the Notification area and click Exit
  • Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do so, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type the following and press ENTER:
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
Similarly, run these commands:
regsvr32 scrrun.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll
If the registration was successful, you'll see the message DllRegisterServer in <filename> succeeded for each command executed. Open Windows Sidebar (sidebar.exe) and check if the problem is resolved.


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01 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Looks like it would but as in all thing Backup before you do. The cmds will work but have a backup, restore point and wiin 7dvd just in case.


Ken J
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01 Nov 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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02 Nov 2010   #4

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Failed!

Registering those 3 x .ddl's did not fix the problem.

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02 Nov 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this:

Start> In search box type Turn windows features on or off> Scroll down to Windows Gadget Platform> Untick the box> Restart PC and reverse instructions, putting the check mark back

See if that has helped anything. If no fix, will suggest running the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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03 Nov 2010   #6

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Problem Solved.

I gave up on the above fixes and a lot of others via Google with the exception A Guy's above.

I restored my C:\ with an Acronis Image that I made the day before I went away on holidays ow everything is back to the way it should be, I even loaded the MS Updates 1 x 1 to see if they caused the problem but alas, no change, so whatever the problem was we will never know.

Thanks to all those people above for their suggestions and time in assisting me with the problem.
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03 Nov 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well, glad you got it sorted. Perfect example of why to backup regular. Saves a lot of headaches. A Guy
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24 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ulitimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for the advice It's working now... I don't know why and how as i tried the same things before. But guys, you're doing great job!
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26 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

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