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Windows 7: Clock gadget gone, but other gadgets remain

05 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
Clock gadget gone, but other gadgets remain


My clock gadget suddenly disappears when I open the pc today. My pc specs are W7 64bit (more in system specs). I noticed that when I right click and go to the 'gadgets' menu, it does not respond.
Other gadget related that do not respond:

Desktop gadget gallery
Restore desktop gadgets installs with windows
Add clock gadget
Install new gadgets

I only have 2 other gadgets:
Net Activity (monitors incoming outgoing net speed)

3rd party gadgets:

Rainlender 2

I have been using this for 2 years now. Since I have a XP laptop and I have not found a great organiser/calender like rainlender which functions on XP.

Is there a rainlender alternative gadget for W7?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

I also experience this, usually when playing games in full screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You can turn off the Windows Gadget Platform in Program and Features - Turn Windows Features on and off. Un check the gadget platform and let it do it's thing, restart, it will take a bit to configure, and then go back and re enable it. Might fix the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 64 bit Pro

Thanks for the reply. I just restarted the pc and everything was fine
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08 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

OK thanks for letting us know.
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08 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for help.
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14 Dec 2010   #7

Dell Desktops: XP Pro 32b/64b - Dell D430 Laptop: Windows 7 Ultimate 32b

I had a simmilar problem after turning off a handful of items in the system prop/performance section. Some of it was the sliding and fading items. I restarted and a couple of my gadgets didn't load, including a notes gadget I downloaded and the picture slide show gadget that comes with 7. I'm pretty sure I can turn some of that back on and it will come back. Just thought I'd share. =)

Turned out to be the first box in my case.. "animate controls and elements inside of windows"... =)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2015   #8

Windows 7 home premium 64

I wanted a clock on my screen, so I tried putting the clock gadget on my desktop, and it just disappears instantly. All other gadgets work fine. What's going on?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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