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Windows 7: [HELP] Windows Desktop Gadgets is not displaying


30 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
[HELP] Windows Desktop Gadgets is not displaying

I'm running Windows 7 32bit. When Windows start, the gadgets isn't display.
Even, it's not displaying "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" message.
When I right-clicked on my desktop and select the gadgets, the gadgets isn't displaying too. I go to the Windows Task Manager and view the process, the 'sidebar.exe' is not shown. When I search on the programs and run 'View list of running Gadgets', it's displaying "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" message. I already try a lot of a methods to fix it, but it's not worked for me.
Here is the technical details of it.

Quote:
Source
Windows Desktop Gadgets

Summary
Stopped working

Date
‎31/‎07/‎2011 10:06 AM

Status
Report sent

Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: sidebar.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Application Timestamp: 4ce79791
Fault Module Name: mshtml.dll
Fault Module Version: 8.0.7601.16562
Fault Module Timestamp: 4c08acbd
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 001db357
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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[HELP] Windows Desktop Gadgets is not displaying-windows-gadgets-error.png  
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31 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Technology,

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help.

If not, then turn off the Windows Gadget Platform in Windows Features, OK it, then turn it back on to see if toggling it like may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Jul 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you have a restore point from before the problem started, you can try that first.

If no fix, you can see if the error is stored in Reliability Monitor

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...y-monitor.html

If so, it may point towards the culprit (newly installed software or hardware? Webcam, keyboard?)

If not, clearing the gadgets folder

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

and then restoring default gadgets usually fixes this.

A Guy
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31 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Hello Technology,

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help.

If not, then turn off the Windows Gadget Platform in Windows Features, OK it, then turn it back on to see if toggling it like may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I've tried it before, but it doesn't work for me.


Quote:
If you have a restore point from before the problem started, you can try that first.

If no fix, you can see if the error is stored in Reliability Monitor

Reliabilty Monitor

If so, it may point towards the culprit (newly installed software or hardware? Webcam, keyboard?)

If not, clearing the gadgets folder

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

and then restoring default gadgets usually fixes this.

A Guy
I've tried it and reboot it, but it doesn't work for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Technology View Post

I've tried it and reboot it, but it doesn't work for me.
Sorry, you tried the Reliability Monitor and found no error? You tried System Restore? You tried clearing the folder? All three?

A Guy
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31 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Sorry, you tried the Reliability Monitor and found no error? You tried System Restore? You tried clearing the folder? All three?

A Guy
I've tried the Reliability Monitor, I found only the 'gadgets stopped working' error, no solutions found by the Reliability Monitor. And the attached image is the technical details provided by the Reliability Monitor. I've tried System Restore too, but not working too. I also tried clearing the gadgets folder and restore the default gadget, and reboot it. My gadgets is still not displaying.
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31 Jul 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try re-registering the dll's

Gadget black error

These are both worth a try, neither will cause any harm if they don't fix it. Both are Microsoft fix-it fixes.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9763082

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9763081

A Guy
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31 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Try re-registering the dll's

Gadget black error

These are both worth a try, neither will cause any harm if they don't fix it. Both are Microsoft fix-it fixes.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9763082

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9763081

A Guy
I've tried both of them, but still my gadgets isn't displaying.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well, hopefully someone else will be along with more help, sorry. There is always a Repair Install option worse comes to worse. Hang in there. A Guy
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