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Windows 7: Gadget malfunction & no access to gadgets in windows 7

07 Jul 2011   #1
Wynterowl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Gadget malfunction & no access to gadgets in windows 7

Hey all,
I have a little problem, that you might have read and fixed before.

My Acer laptop was working fine for about the first week, and now i have no gadgets loading, and no access through the "right click" or the control panel to access the gadgets. I have checked to make sure that sidebar.exe is running and it is, and have checked many message boards, and tried many tools to access my gadget controls.....

Any help would be great!

Thanks in advance


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09 Jul 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Wynterowl. The easiest would be to use a System Restore point from before this problem began.

System Restore

If you don't have a SR point, or it doesn't correct this. Next I'd suggest turning the Gadget Platform off, and then back on again.

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

Scroll down to Windows Gadget Platform, and untick it. Reboot, then re-tick it and see if that helped.

If none of the above help, next I would suggest running the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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