I installed IE9RC the other day and am begining to think this might be the issue. My gadgets all work fine and then suddenly I will notice the clock has gone black. Checking the other gadgets they have all stopped responding as well.
I did a search and found stuff like it is caused by the UAC but mine is where it should be, an extra entry in the registery zone key but mine has none, references to adobe programs running at start-up but I took them out ages ago.
I tried logging out and back in to get them restarted but they still wont go. Tried removing them and adding them back and nope.
Only thing that works is a complete restart of the system and then they work again until they stop later on. I tried Malwarebytes and got nothing.
The only change is the install of IE9 RC. Anyone else having similar problems?