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Windows 7: Sidebar gadget not working

10 May 2010   #1
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 
Sidebar gadget not working

my sidebar gadgetbar has stoped working.
whenever i rt click on my desktop and and click Gadgets nothing happens bt5 i can see it running in the process list.

plz help me!!!!




scorpionking


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10 May 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

if its only just stopped working, then try a system restore
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10 May 2010   #3
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

thanx 4 d reply...

but is rtheres no other way rather than this.
bcoz if i do a system restore then i will loose everything i installed today.
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10 May 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scorpionking View Post
my sidebar gadgetbar has stoped working.
whenever i rt click on my desktop and and click Gadgets nothing happens bt5 i can see it running in the process list.

plz help me!!!!




scorpionking
Do you have UAC turned off?
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10 May 2010   #5
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

no.
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10 May 2010   #6
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Did you make any significant changes to your computer just before your sidebar stopped working properly? If so, I'd vote for a system restore. Then you can download the sidebar again from Personalization Gallery - Windows 7 themes, wallpapers, and gadgets - Microsoft Windows.

Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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10 May 2010   #7
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

ya dis problem started after i tried to install a gadget(i dont remember which one).

bt plz help me telling some other way except dis. bcoz today i hav installed a lot imp huge size softwares n i hav to again install it if i do a syatem restore.


scorpionking
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10 May 2010   #8
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

in the time you've been disregarding our advice on a system restore you could have it done, and have that software reinstalled....

but regardless, i would suggest that you go through your gadgets (in C:\Users\<your username>\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets and find the one you just installed and delete it, that might solve it

edit: forgot to mention, you will need to show hidden files and folders first, to do this press alt in a windows explorer window, then go tools>folder options click the view tab then select show hidden files and folders (NOT show protected Operating System files)
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10 May 2010   #9
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

this worked....
thanx ,thanx a lot
m really greatful to u..


scorpionking
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10 May 2010   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

your welcome
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