A Blank Gadget Window problem with other Gadget issues, need help

#1
Hi every1, I got a serious problem about Windows7 Gadgets.
Here is the pic. 123.jpg

I lose all gadgets including the original clock and cpu meters.
If I try to launch sidebar.exe, it will appear as shown in picture.
If I close this window, sidebar.exe will be terminated as well.

I've tried deleting the gadget cache but it seems not working.

Please help and I'll appriciate.
 


#2
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Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#3
Hi poporange630 and Welcome to the Forum.

First thing I would do is goto C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets and (if you have 64bit??) C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets and see if you physically have any gadgets in there**.

I'd then go Control Panel >> Programs and Features >> Turn Windows features on or off, and check if Windows Gadget Platform is "ticked". If it is ticked, untick it. Re-boot. Do the same again, this time re-tick it. Reboot. Now see if your gadgets are showing.

HTH.

** If they are there, something has become corrupted. The second paragraphs instructions should reset them. If there is corruption I'd suggest running sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt to check your system files integrity.
 


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