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Windows 7: Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working

12 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 
Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working

I have browsed through several similar problems on this forums but the solutions provided do not work for my problem.

Quote:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: sidebar.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc613
Fault Module Name: msvcrt.dll
Fault Module Version: 7.0.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bda6f
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000a749
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 17417
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Some information:
  • My UAC is enabled.
  • sidebar.exe crashes with the message "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" everytime I run it. It doesn't appear in the process list after it crashes.
  • All gadgets are the default ones. I did not install any new gadgets.
  • The gadgets that I have enabled are the calender, clock, weather, and system performance gadgets.
  • My side bar has been working for about 1 month ever since I installed Windows 7 build 7600.
  • I have noticed that the sidebar started to crash after I installed Free Music Zilla, Audacity and SUPER Video converter. I did a system restore after I noticed that the sidebar crashed. It did not work, therefore I undid the system restore. Then, I uninstalled those programs but the sidebar is still crashing.

Please help.

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12 Oct 2009   #2

 

You could try opening a cmd prompt with admin privileges, and run

sfc /scannow

This might repair a file corrupted by one of the crapplications.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

Thanks for your reply xD

AFter running the scan, I got this message:
Quote:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
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13 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

My UAC is turned on, but I tried that web page's suggestion anyway.

It's still not working T_T
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13 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

Anyone willing to give me a remote support via teamviewer? lol
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13 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm try getting rid of all the gadgets and see if you can run sidebar.exe without any sidebar gadgets actually on the screen, if so then add one at a time to see which crashes.
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13 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

I can't access the gadgets management screen, when I rightclicked my desktop and click on Gadgets, the sidebar runs, and then it crashes a few seconds later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

Problem solved.

The default weather gadget that came with windows 7 was the culprit.

I could not disable it because the sidebar keeps on crashing whenever i tried to open the gadget list. I had to set permissions for the weather gadget folder in program files in order to forcefully delete it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Congrats I'm happy you figured it out, ya I heard some people having trouble with some gadgets completely crashing their whole sidebar.exe anyway..

Thanks,
Kukag
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