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    Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7 - Fix

    Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7 - Fix

    How to Fix Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7
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    How to Fix Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7


       Information
    If you have gadgets that are displaying on your Windows 7 desktop improperly as black, white, blank, or just messed up, then this will show you how to fix them.

    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

       Note
    If you have a 3rd party firewall program installed, then also check to make sure that the gadgets are allowed in the firewall and are not being blocked in that program's exception settings.

    EXAMPLE: Gadgets not displaying correctly
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    OPTION ONE

    Automatically Using a BAT File Download


    NOTE: This does the same thing as in OPTION TWO below, but automatically.
    1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Reset_Gadgets.bat


    Download

    2. Click on Save (if prompted), and save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Right click on the downloaded .bat file and click on Run as administrator.

    4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

    5. You will see a command prompt flash open and close as the .bat file runs.

    6. When finished, restart the computer to apply.

    7. Check to see if the gadgets on your desktop are displaying correctly now. If not, then try uninstalling and reinstalling any gadgets that are still not displaying properly, or do a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem.



    OPTION TWO

    Manually in an Elevated Command Prompt


    NOTE: This does the same thing as in OPTION ONE above, but manually.
    1. Open an elevated command prompt (right click - Run as administrator)

    2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste each command below and press Enter one t a time. After each time your press Enter, you will need to click on OK before doing the next command.

    Code:
     
    
    • taskkill /im sidebar.exe /f
    • regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    • regsvr32 scrrun.dll
    • regsvr32 jscript.dll
    • regsvr32 atl.dll
    • Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
    • Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll"
    • reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones" /f
    • "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe"

    3. Restart the computer to apply.

    4. Check to see if the gadgets on your desktop are displaying correctly now. If not, then try uninstalling and reinstalling the still bad gadget, or do a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem.
    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. Posts : 1
    64 HOME PREMIUM
       #1

    thanks


    OH MAN!! thanks a lot lot lot lot, ive been looking for this solution since a long time ago, i was thinking of reformating my laptop but thanks to you now i dont have to do that really i appreciate your help. keep doing that
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  2. Posts : 3,302
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #2

    Will this work on 64 bit systems to Shaun

    Thanks Danny
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  3. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello Danny,

    Yes, it will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7. :)
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  4. Posts : 8
    Win7 Professional - lited edition & Zorin OS 4 (ubuntu)
       #4

    Very nice, Brink...
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  5. Posts : 1
    winows 7 ultimate 32bit
       #5

    thank you soooooooo much it 100% worked :)
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    You're most welcome Soussisissou, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #7

    Thanks so much


    Thank you so much. This worked like a charm.
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  8. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're most welcome ThinkTankInk, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #9

    Thanx so much it worked excellent:)
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