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Windows 7: Very strange problem.

08 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Very strange problem.

Hello I am new on this forum, and I have a problem. I don't really know how to describe it so i took some pictures of it.

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So as you can see, the gadget is not working. I have tried changing UAC or what it was, and it did not help.

In the second attachment you can see the sound "animation". It was always in the middle of the screen and it was not that ugly, but very nice looking. So I am not so good with computer stuff and Im very curious on how to change it. Sorry for my broken english.

EDIT// Oh I almost forgot. I tried deleting and installing gadgets, and its not only clock its all of them.



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08 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

QUick question, what is that gadget supposed to do?

It looks like a corrupted gadget to me, I'd remove it. To do this:
1.open Windows Explorer (ie, the thing you use to view folders)
2. press the ALT key then click Tools>Folder Options
4. Under the "View" Tab click "Show Hidden Files and Folders" then click OK
3. Go to C:\Users\<YourUsername>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
4. Find the gadget in question and delete it.

If you tell us what the gadget is meant to do, we might be able to find you an alternative.
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08 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It was a clock. But all of them are like this. I will try your method now
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08 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Adam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, if you installed IE9 beta, then IE9 will sometimes cause issues with some gadgets not working properly. Uninstalling IE9 resolves this if it was the issue.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do the default Windows gadgets also look like this? or is it a Custom Gadget?
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08 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I only use default, and i did not have it until 2 weeks or something.

EDIT// Done but how do i get them back? Also what can i do about this sound animation thingy? Its really annoying...
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08 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nothing works.
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08 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I appreciate this might be more hassle than its worth, if it was 2 weeks ago since the problem started, but have you tried doing a System Restore to before the trouble started? or do you have a System Image you can fall back on?
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08 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

try option six (VI) from this guide first. if that doesnt work, you can try the rest:

Fix: Windows 7 Gadgets are not working | The Windows Club
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08 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

kword88 It worked!!! YAY!! ;D But what to do with this sound thing?
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