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Windows 7: Disappearing Gadgets

27 Nov 2009   #1
kragentle

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Disappearing Gadgets

My gadgets have disappeared from my desktop and despite investigation into gallery & downloading new gadgets I do not have any success. Advice please


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27 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kragentle View Post
My gadgets have disappeared from my desktop and despite investigation into gallery & downloading new gadgets I do not have any success. Advice please
Hi and welcome

open task manager by rigth clicking task bar. go to process tab. see if the process sidebar.exe is running. if not type sidebar in search. if it is we need to do some more digging.

let us know the result


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28 Nov 2009   #3
kragentle

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Thank you for your reply. Sidebar.exe is not running but it is ticked to run.
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