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Windows 7: Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working

28 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working

Windows 7 and Windows Desktop Gadgets have always been working fine lately until I installed my new Logitech E 2500 webcam. Every time when i start my computer an error will appear saying that Windows Desktop Gadgets have stopped working. I read the solutions in

but none of them fixed my problem. What else can I do to fix this?

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: sidebar.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7100.0
Application Timestamp: 49ee9780
Fault Module Name: kernel32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7100.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 49eeaac7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000000000003892
OS Version: 6.1.7100.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: d8fd
Additional Information 2: d8fd8161e9ac0930383dc216f4c34d70
Additional Information 3: a87e
Additional Information 4: a87eb7be9617da7857e04259db193484


My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Aug 2009   #2


Hi, welcome to the forums.

You might want to try Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets

It could be that there has been some driver causing a particular gadget to fail & the tutorial above could reset your gadget status.
Note   Note
Any custom/downloaded gadgets will need to be re-downnloaded & re-installed

Hope this helps

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7

I also tried restoring to default windows 7 gadgets, but when i press "Restore desktop gadgets installed with Windows" the error just pops up again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Aug 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Go to event viewer and see if there are any recent warnings ... this may be able to point you in the right direction...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2009   #5


Hmm, i'm a bit stumped at the minute then

Have you looked on the webcam manufacturers website & downloaded the latest drivers? They may be more recent than on the install disk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7

@Orbital Shark
I downloaded and installed the latest driver. The driver the company provided from the CD made my Windows 7 unable to load at all so I had to format Windows 7 again.

There was a warning prior to the error but I don't think it has any relation with the error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate RC 64-Bit
Same thing happened to me!

Thats interesting exousia7 - the same thing happened to me. The last thing I installed before the gadgets stopped working was my Logitech Orbit AF webcam. The drivers I got from Logitech's website, and they were Vista 64-bit drivers. The exact same thing is happening to me, I can't even restore the gadgets.
How do I check the event log?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate RC 64-Bit

So I uninstalled the Logitech Webcam application but kept the drivers - surprise surprise, the gadgets work again! Interesting though eh?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7

oh nice.. thx andd64. i'm going to try this out...hope this works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC1 64bit

Same. I installed the software for my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 and the gadgets died. I uninstalled the Logitech software (not the drivers) and they came back immediately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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