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Windows 7: Gadgets don't function

11 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
Gadgets don't function

Windows 7 Home Premium, 6.17600. I'm logged into the only user account on my home desktop computer.

I get this message when I try to enable gadgets on my desktop:
Settings.ini is being used by another process. Close the other program and click Retry, or click Cancel to exit. It has been like this since I installed 7.

I have read threads with others having this problem, but none have really been answered. Can anybody suggest what to do?


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11 Dec 2009   #2
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Have a look in the settings.ini. It should say:

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12 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date

I have about 8 of them. This one came from "C:\Documents and Settings\Rusty\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar":


They are all different.

Don't click the attachment below. I incorrectly uploaded it.

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File Type: txt Settings.txt (3.8 KB, 49 views)
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12 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date

I opened the boot tab in Autoruns and unticked "Sidebar", rebooted, and now my gadgets are working.
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