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Windows 7: >50% CPU utilisation with gadgets

24 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
>50% CPU utilisation with gadgets

any desktop gadgets cause the sidebar.exe process to go to 50% CPU utilization and more..

I found this but it doesn't help me, however I have the same problem...

can anyone help me out?

Sy CJ

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24 Dec 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJ2006 View Post
any desktop gadgets cause the sidebar.exe process to go to 50% CPU utilization and more..

I found this but it doesn't help me, however I have the same problem...

can anyone help me out?

Sy CJ
We could use you system specs to find out what hardware we are dealing with.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a Notebook:

model : HP 625
CPU: AMD Athlon IIP320 Dual-Core 2.1GHz
RAM : 4GB
OS: Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
graphic card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series

Thanks in advance for the reply and your help

sy CJ
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25 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

1st suggestion would be turn off the gadgets platform, then reboot. Then turn it back on again.

Start> In search box type Turn Windows Features On or Off and press enter> Uncheck box next to Windows Gadget Platform

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Rebooot and then reverse the process putting the check mark back next to Gadgets. See if that helps. A Guy


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25 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I never used the side Gadgets i actually don't like the look but my dad on the other hand he loves his big ole clock and calender on his rig via vista lmao and he has been useing vista problem free for like 3 years now

LoL and Vista still runs fine for him sorry guys i had to shout out to vista lmao
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26 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've tried .. it works only for a certain time. after a few days, the problem reappears...

sy
CJ
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06 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 me Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, my only one BSOD on Windows 7 was caused by HTC Home gadget (it's cool piece that simulates HTC's clock and weather app). So the system was ruined because HTC Home ate the CPU totally! And there was nothing but to uninstall it...
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06 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I only use the "GMail Counter"- and the "Remove Drive Safely"- gadget..

since my last post the sidebar.exe only use < 3% CPU^^ and I've changed nothing...
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