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

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by poporange630, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. poporange630

    poporange630 New Member

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

    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. poporange630

    poporange630 New Member

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    BUMP...no1 reply yet
     
  3. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    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.
     
    #3 Elmer, Jul 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011

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