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Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7 - Fix

How to Fix Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7
Published by Brink
25 Jan 2011
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How to Fix Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7


information   Information
If you have gadgets that are displaying on your Windows 7 desktop improperly as black, white, blank, or just messed up, then this will show you how to fix them.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

Note   Note
If you have a 3rd party firewall program installed, then also check to make sure that the gadgets are allowed in the firewall and are not being blocked in that program's exception settings.

EXAMPLE: Gadgets not displaying correctly
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OPTION ONE
Automatically Using a BAT File Download

NOTE: This does the same thing as in OPTION TWO below, but automatically.
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Reset_Gadgets.bat

download
2. Click on Save (if prompted), and save the .bat file to your desktop.

3. Right click on the downloaded .bat file and click on Run as administrator.

4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

5. You will see a command prompt flash open and close as the .bat file runs.

6. When finished, restart the computer to apply.

7. Check to see if the gadgets on your desktop are displaying correctly now. If not, then try uninstalling and reinstalling any gadgets that are still not displaying properly, or do a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem.



OPTION TWO
Manually in an Elevated Command Prompt

NOTE: This does the same thing as in OPTION ONE above, but manually.
1. Open an elevated command prompt (right click - Run as administrator)

2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste each command below and press Enter one t a time. After each time your press Enter, you will need to click on OK before doing the next command.

Code:
 
  • taskkill /im sidebar.exe /f
  • regsvr32 msxml3.dll
  • regsvr32 scrrun.dll
  • regsvr32 jscript.dll
  • regsvr32 atl.dll
  • Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
  • Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll"
  • reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones" /f
  • "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe"

3. Restart the computer to apply.

4. Check to see if the gadgets on your desktop are displaying correctly now. If not, then try uninstalling and reinstalling the still bad gadget, or do a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem.
That's it,
Shawn





31 Jan 2011   #1
Cpuello

64 HOME PREMIUM
 
 
thanks

OH MAN!! thanks a lot lot lot lot, ive been looking for this solution since a long time ago, i was thinking of reformating my laptop but thanks to you now i dont have to do that really i appreciate your help. keep doing that

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31 Jan 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Will this work on 64 bit systems to Shaun

Thanks Danny
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31 Jan 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Danny,

Yes, it will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
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21 Feb 2011   #4
sHAKaJaada

Win7 Professional - lited edition & Zorin OS 4 (ubuntu)
 
 

Very nice, Brink...
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14 May 2011   #5
soussisissou

winows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thank you soooooooo much it 100% worked
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14 May 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Soussisissou, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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23 May 2011   #7
ThinkTankInk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Thanks so much

Thank you so much. This worked like a charm.
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23 May 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome ThinkTankInk, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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24 Jun 2011   #9
Javeedulla Khan

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanx so much it worked excellent
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