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Windows 7: Gadgets not working... a different issue..

04 Jun 2010   #1
nik

Windows 7
 
 
Gadgets not working... a different issue..

hi..

whn I right click and pres "gedgets" option .. nothing happens... i m using win7

thn I go to control panel, appearance and try to open the Gadgets from ther but same thing.. the link that only open frm ther is " get more gadgets online" that is....

I dont know why I am not able to open my gadget window..

the gadgets that i have installed are working fine. This issue came to my mind when I tried to add one of the previously installed gadget..


the issue disapper for one time whn I installl a new gadget frm online but after rebooting the same thing happens. so I have to install them everytime i want to open teh Gadget window....

this is crazy...plz help me guyz..


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04 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome

The way I get to gadgets is to type it in search. Give it a try and let us know what happens.

http://www.blogsdna.com/2189/fix-win...s-disabled.htm

Answer from Ronnie looks like it might help
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...b-22bac34a10a3

If none of the above help. Type cmd in search
Then do no hit enter right click on the cmd prompt and run as administrator

In cmd type sfc /scannow. This should, hopefully fix the gadgets.
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04 Jun 2010   #3
nik

Windows 7
 
 

hi... i am saying that the Gadgets function itself not opening... not even frm search menu.. the only thing that opens is "get more gadgets online" all the ther options under gadget menu in control panel are not responding...
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04 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

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OK I understand. I have added a lot of information in my post. Take a look
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05 Jun 2010   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this:

Gadgets - Turn On or Off

Control Panel> Programs and Features> Turn Windows Features On or Off (in sidebar)
Untick Windows Gadget Platform
Restart PC

Repeat instructions but Tick Windows Gadget Platform, restart again. Right click desktop, see if Gadgets option has returned.

A Guy
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27 Jul 2010   #6
Squid

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Try this:

Gadgets - Turn On or Off

Control Panel> Programs and Features> Turn Windows Features On or Off (in sidebar)
Untick Windows Gadget Platform
Restart PC

Repeat instructions but Tick Windows Gadget Platform, restart again. Right click desktop, see if Gadgets option has returned.

A Guy
Thanks man, after an hour or so of cursing you saved my sanity with this post. Thanks again!
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27 Jul 2010   #7
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SQUID View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Try this:

Gadgets - Turn On or Off

Control Panel> Programs and Features> Turn Windows Features On or Off (in sidebar)
Untick Windows Gadget Platform
Restart PC

Repeat instructions but Tick Windows Gadget Platform, restart again. Right click desktop, see if Gadgets option has returned.

A Guy
Thanks man, after an hour or so of cursing you saved my sanity with this post. Thanks again!

SQUID,

Glad it worked for you
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06 Nov 2010   #8
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

l found the following worked as l just experienced the issue.

Right click on desktop > View > Untick "Show Desktop Gadgets"

then repeat the above to bring them back, both the Gadgets menu worked again and my missing Gadgets returned without the need to reboot.
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29 May 2013   #9
GRoston

Windows 7 x64
 
 

936 days later - timeless - great answer, worked perfectly. Thank you.
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08 Jun 2013   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Good to know

A Guy
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