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Windows 7: corrupted gadget

26 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
corrupted gadget

just now when i turned on my computer a box appeared and teling ODDPWR has stopped working..i noticed some of my gadgets isnt starting on startup..so i opened the gadgets on the right click menu and yet another box telling ePowerTray has stopped working..found out that a gadget is corrupted..intel CPU meter by orbmu2k..i tried to restore the original gadgets installed with windows at the control panel but the gadget wont even start..one more thing, sidebar.exe is using almost 100% cpu causing overheating so i had to shut it down at task manager..How do i solve this..plss can somebody here help me?im using acer aspire 4745 g ,windows 7 home premium 64 bit..what is causing these??how do i solve it?

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26 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums MrBushido25. Let attack this in steps. First go to Turn windows features on or off:

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

Scroll down to Windows gadget platform, uncheck it and reboot.

Now navigate to

C:\users\(User name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Where (User name) is your user name. Delete the folder for intel CPU meter by orbmu2k. Go back to turn windows features on or off, and put a check mark back next to Windows Gdget Platform, and again reboot.

If everything is normal, you are done. If you still have gadget problems, you can restore the default Windows 7 gadgets:

Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets

If you still have problems, note the exact error codes, and let us know and we can go from there. A Guy
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