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Windows 7: Windows Desktop Gadgets has Stopped Working.

08 Feb 2010   #11
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

@dre@ms :No, I haven't installed any new gadgets.

I am using avast home edition.


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08 Feb 2010   #12
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What gadgets do you have running? Can you stop all the gadgets but leave one of the default Windows gadgets (try just having the Windows clock running) so the sidebar.exe process is still running, reboot and see if you still get the error.

Just a question, but do you have a webcam, and the application for it running? I've seen users having the gadgets stopped responding problem and their webcam app causing it.
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08 Feb 2010   #13
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

The gadgets I was using were:Weather,Currency,Screen Snaper & Memory Usage.

Right now I don't have any control over the gadgets.

When I move the cursor over the gadgets when the error message appears ,the cursor gets converted into waiting sign.

I am unable to view the list of gadgets from the CP.

Also,I am not using any webcam.
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08 Feb 2010   #14
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, remember doing anything right before it started happening? Updating something, installing something?

One thing you might do is go in the Action Center and see if you can find any reference to the gadgets with one of the red error signs, and click on the technical details of it, post a shot of it. Like this -

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Only other thing I could think of is to do a Repair Install. Might take a while depending on how big your OS image is. Sort of a big step for just the gadgets, but might be worth a shot. Just read the warnings on the tutorial to know what to expect before proceeding, if you do.

Or a System Restore before it started happening.

Sorry, I can't think of anything else.
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08 Feb 2010   #15
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot Airbot.

Solution provided at action center worked.

It was flash player which was causing the problem and after uninstalling & reinstalling it gadgets have started to work properly.

Thanks a lot for your help.
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08 Feb 2010   #16
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you found the problem. If it acts up again because of flash, you might try the flash 10.1 Beta 2 instead of 10.0.42.34, I've been using it without any foreseeable problems.
Adobe Labs - Downloads: Flash Player 10.1
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