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Windows 7: Gadgets not loading at all at boot

01 Jul 2015   #41
dougjensen

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garycase View Post
If you're still having this issue, there's a very simple fix.

First, the issue is that your system is booting "too fast"

The gadgets you've selected actually attempt to load before the sidebar.exe process has been started - so they don't get loaded in the sidebar. That's why a right-click => View => Show Desktop gadgets, repeated twice, will cause them to show okay. That just toggles off the desktop gadget display; then toggles it back on ... but when you do it this way sidebar loads first and all works just fine.
"a right-click => View => Show Desktop gadgets, repeated twice, will cause them to show okay." doesn't work for me.


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01 Jul 2015   #42
dougjensen

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreibutilca View Post

Restarting the laptop when this problem occurs usually fixes the problem, restoring the gadgets. The same does right click - show desktop gadgets - untick - tick back again, but I'd like a more permanent and stable fix, rather then applying cheap workarounds almost everytime.
"right click - show desktop gadgets - untick - tick back again" doesn't work for me. I cannot untick 'show desktop gadgets'.
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01 Jul 2015   #43
dougjensen

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
If it was the fixit, I don't believe they would run at all. You can try the enable Fit it here

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets could allow remote code execution

This Hotfix describes what you are experiencing

Gadgets intermittently do not start in Windows 7

A Guy
Doesn't work for me.
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01 Jul 2015   #44
gregrocker

 

Did you try installing 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1 and then Msn Weather - Windows 7 Desktop Gadget which has solved the problem on many of my Windows 7 installs which have gadgets crippled by IE11 Security features?
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01 Jul 2015   #45
dougjensen

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Clicking on Restore gadgets installed by Windows worked one time and not since.

8GadgetPack is my next attempt.
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04 Jul 2015   #46
kanga85

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Works for me

Win 7, 64bit, home.

Lost my gadgets, which had been there. Tried many things, but then disabled sidebar.exe in startup. (I use CCleaner / Tools/ Startup)
Rebooted and found that my gadgets had come back. Startup showed a disabled sidebar.exe together with a new sidebar.exe. Removed the disabled sidebar.exe.

Has booted perfectly since.
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22 Jul 2016   #47
WickyC

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Easy Desktop Gadget fix when auto start does not happen

Occasionally my gadgets do not load and clicking on 'Desktop Gadgets' in the Control Panel does nothing.
I have tried all of the suggestions presented in the thread, but the easiest remedy is as follows:
1) Start the Windows Task Manager
2) Select the Processes Tab and find the "sidebar.exe" process.
3) Select the "sidebar.exe" process and then click the 'End Process' button.
4) Using the 'File' pull-down, select "New Task(Run...)"
5) In the pop-up window that appears, type "sidebar.exe" in the 'Open:' field and click on the 'OK' button. The above steps usually fix my 'Desktop Gadgets' problem.
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