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Windows 7: Problem With Windows Sidebar

27 Feb 2011   #1
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Problem With Windows Sidebar

I have two Dell 570MT x64 computers running Windows 7 SP1 HP x64

On one computer the Windows Sidebar is working okay

On the other computer it is not working

I located the directory "Windows Sidebar" in C:\program files\

In the computer where the Windows Sidebar is not loading there is only one item located in the Windows Sidebar directory; the folder "Shared Gadgets". None of the other folders and files that are in the Windows Sidebar folder on the computer in which the Sidebar/Gadgets are working are in the Windows Sidebar folder on the computer in which the sidebar/gadgets are working.

Missing Folders
----------------------
en-US
Gadgets

Missing Files
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sbdrop.dll
settings
sidebar
wlsrvc.dll

The UAC on both computers is set to the highest level and I am logged into both computers as Administrator

I downloaded and ran Reset_Gadgets.bat

It did not fix the problem.

On the computer in which the Windows Sidebar is not working I typed "Sidebar" in the Start menu and it came up blank. In the computer in which Windows Sidebar is working I typed in Sidebar and it returned six entries.

I don't recall if Windows Sidebar ever worked on the computer that it is not working on.

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2011   #2
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Problem Solved

I just turned the Gadgets feature on. It had been turned off.
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