Nope that doesn't work either. First off it tries to stop the sidebar.exe service using net stop. As it is not a service it does not work. However I did the rest and the gadgets still fail after a while.
I think I am beginning to see a pattern now. After using media player 12 to watch videos the gadgets appear to be crashed. Black clock and the other gadgets frozen. Still can't find why though.
Humm just opened up task manager and sidebar*32.exe is using up heaps of memory and rapidly climbing. Have "end tasked" it and will try to restart it. Now if only I can find what is causing the issue.