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Windows 7: windows gadgets stopped working

26 Aug 2010   #1
anas malas

windows gadgets stopped working

i had many problems
Gadgets - Enable or Disable

and they worked fine
but when i tried to install new gadgets but their was another issue

Gadgets - Allow or Prevent Installation of Unsigned Gadgets

but after i restart

an crash appeared
the picture is in the attachments
what to do ??

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26 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I would try 2 things:

1. run sfc /scannow in an elevated cmd - but if that does not fix it
2. replace the Windows Sidebar folder in the program files. Rename the current folder into Windows Sidebar (2) - you need to take ownership - and then import a new sidebar folder from another system. Note that there is a sidebar folder in the x86 and the x64 program files.
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26 Aug 2010   #3
anas malas


what is the sfc /scannow
please im new in win7
i dont know how to reboot
how to run any thing
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26 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Hmm, if the system does not boot, that is a problem. Try to run in safe mode. Power up the PC and keep tapping F8. That gets you into safe mode.
Then go to Start > all programs > accessories > Command prompt. Right click on Command prompt > run as admin. Into the little black window type sfc /scannow and hit Enter (note the blank in front of the slash).

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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26 Aug 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit


You could also try to Re-register Windows Gadget related dlls

Start | CMD | Right Click and Run as administrator | Then type in the following commands

regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 scrrun.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll

You'll see the message DllRegisterServer in <filename> succeeded for each command executed

Then rebooted the System and Test it.

Hope this helps,
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26 Aug 2010   #6
anas malas


i dont know how to reboot
idont know any thing about what you say im new to Windows
i started from a week
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26 Aug 2010   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

ReBoot is basically the same as reStart, or shut off & start again.

From your specs you only show 1gb of ram memory, so you may have trouble running several gadgets.
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27 Aug 2010   #8
anas malas


ok i want to bye a new bigger ram
i want an 8 GB ram
what is the best quality ram ??
what is its price in us dollar ??
and do it rely mater on gadgets perform ??
the gadgets take how many MB??
DO THE CACHE mater on it
or there are any thing called cache in the labtob like what i herd ??
and sorry for interrupting !!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2010   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Aspire 4330
Aspire 4330 Series

Part Number
Varies by specifications
Processor / Speed
Intel Celeron mobile processor 575 (1 MB L2 cache, 2
GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 25 W), supporting Intel 64
Core Logic Chipset
Mobile Intel GL40 Express ChipsetSystem Bus Speed
800 MHz FSBRAM / Max RAM
Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM support
Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory using two soDIMM

Video Subsystem
Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D
graphics, featuring Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
4500M (Intel GMA 4500M) with up to 1759 MB of Intel
Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated
video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory),
supporting Microsoft DirectX 10
LCD Properties
14.1″ WXGA high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CrystalBrite
TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting
simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista

Hard Disk Drive
up to One 120/160/250/320 GB or larger hard disk driveOptical Drive
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
(varies by model)

Battery, Primary
48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack
Sound Subsystem
Audio system with built-in speakers
PCCard Support
1Type II PCCard slot
Pointing Device
TouchpadPeripheral Subsystem
ExpressCard/54 slot
5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
Two USB 2.0 ports
External display (VGA) port
Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
Microphone-in jack
Line-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Modem (RJ-11) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
56K ITU V.92 PPT approved, Wake-on-Ring readyEthernet
Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN readyDimensions / Weight
340.4 (W) x 247 (D) x 22.9/42.3 (H) mm (13.4 x 9.7 x
0.9/1.6 inches)

2.4 kg (5.29 lbs.) with 6-cell battery
AC Power
2.5-hour rapid charge system-off, 3.5-hour charge-in-use
3-pin 65 W AC adapter
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1)

Hi anas malas,

If the above specs are your computer, you will be limited to only 2gb of ram memory because of the motherboard / manufacturer limitation.
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27 Aug 2010   #10
anas malas


im sorry
my computer is acer travelmate 4330 series
travelmate not aspire
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