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Solved: Gadgets either never open, or opens and then closes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ArtistINNeed, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. ArtistINNeed

    ArtistINNeed Thread Starter

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    Yesterday I formatted my hard-drive and re-installed windows 7. The biggest problem I've been having is that the gadgets I'm used to and rely on won't boot at startup, and if they do they usually go away within 40 seconds, or I get lucky and they don't go away at all. I'm pretty sure there's no chance of this being caused by a virus as the only websites I had visited before I realized this problem were extremely trusted ones like Intel, Asus, and malwarebyte's website, and while I was waiting for things to install youtube. This machine has actually never had a virus on it (being only about a month and a half old)

    I HAVE DISABLED ALL (non microsoft) STARUP SERVICES AND PROGRAMS(including my antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials) USING MSCONFIG, THE PROBLEM STILL PROCEEDS EVEN WHEN THE GADGETS ARE THE ONLY THING SCHEDULED TO START.

    I've also found a couple error logs, but this happens even when this error doesn't appear.

    Event ID :1000
    Faulting application name: sidebar.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc9e1
    Faulting module name: sidebar.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc9e1
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0000000000030087
    Faulting process id: 0x904
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cbbffce91ebf12
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
    Report Id: 2879f4a8-2bf0-11e0-87e3-90e6ba1bade0

    Here's what I've tried so far...
    -UAC has been enabled and always was -Changing some registry entries (examples in links below)
    -Uninstalling and re-installing windows gadget platform (examples in links below)
    - I've tried this, http://social.answers.microsoft.com...p/thread/19f73810-de08-4998-b74a-6b9018a1f973 -This, http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/63d138c1-45d7-4a74-a04b-0fcb0b12de9e
    -This, http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/3520c769-fae0-46d6-8a3b-22bac34a10a3

    I can manually start or restart the gadgets by right clicking my desktop and clicking the gadgets, it'll all come back by itself (at times in the top left corner instead of where I put it) I can also make a shortcut to "C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe" which will also open back up the gadgets. I've tried putting that into the startup folder, but the problems remained. Please, please anybody and everybody, I appreciate any and all help I just really need these gadgets to monitor my machine's performance easily. Thank you in advance!!
     
  2. Gouthaman

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    I suggest that you pop-in the Windows 7 DVD again, boot the PC from the DVD and choose the repair option.

    Do this and let us know if the gadgets are back.
     
  3. ArtistINNeed

    ArtistINNeed Thread Starter

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    Nevermind.
    I just wipes it and installed windows 7 again, no problems now.
     
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