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Windows 7: Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working

21 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate edition x64

I have same prob but not because web cam but because some of gadgets I've installed. Not working this with control panel and restoring to default win gadgets. any other suggestions? thanks
I tried to fix in safe mode but gadgets are not available in SM... can't breathe without gadgets pls help

cmd scannow didn't helped ether!
problem solved(sys restore) thank you win7 forum

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29 Oct 2010   #12

32 bit-ultimate windows7

hi i downloaded about 20 gadgets and installed them and all of them were open at the same time then i started to try them.suddenly the eror occured that the gadget stop working....
i think they had viruses
so my anti virus deleted them
after that when i right click and select gadgets
these two erors appear.
and when i try to restore default gadgets these erors occur again.
what can i do now to solve it?
can i uninstall the windows sidebar and reinstall it again?if yes can you give me the download link because i did'nt find it on internet.

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29 Oct 2010   #13
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums Malakeh. If you need help in the future, you will get more responses by starting a new thread, as this is an old thread. That said, try this:

Start> In search box type

turn windows features on or off

And press enter

Scroll down to Gadget Platform

Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working-gadget.jpg

Untick box next to gadget platform. Restart your PC. Repeat the steps and once again put the tick next to gadget platform. See if this corrects your problem.

If not, suggest you run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And see if that corrects it. If neither help, we can see if we can't help further. Either way, post back and let us know how it goes. A Guy

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30 Oct 2010   #14

32 bit-ultimate windows7

thank you very much
it worked and solved my problem
turning on & off the features didn't work so
i deleted the gadgets i installed and setting file in local-microsoft-windows sidebar
then i try them again
and it was fine
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30 Oct 2010   #15
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Glad you figured it out Hope you will stick around here at Seven Forums

A Guy
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10 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit

hey Malakeh thnx for the solution it worked for me as well!!
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19 Jun 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

just go to my comp...,local disc c,uses,admi user,appdata,local,microsoft,windows sidebar,gadgets and erase all gadgets you downloaded

worked for me.....
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