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    Windows 7 desktop gadgets stopped working

    I have a Dell Studio 15 laptop running in Windows 7. I recently installed iTunes 10.1 version. After the installation I noticed that the desktop gadgets in Windows 7 stopped working. I get a notification saying Ďa service has stopped working and standard users cannot activate it...í Instead of the gadget icons, there are only white rectangular boxes. I canít do a Restore as there are no restore points. How can I fix this problem?

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Windows 7 desktop gadgets stopped working

    hi dear friend........... this is the error about the administrator account

    there are two type of accounts ..one is admin account, standard account

    the administrator account has full rights to access all the data from computer

    in case of standard type account......there are some restrictions to use the applications settings

    So, to solve this error .........simply logoff the standard account and switch with admin account ...now try again

    and already if you logged with admin ......account ......but still the problem persists ...follow these

    click the start menu and type command prompt in the search box

    now right click on command prompt from the start menu and choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR and click YES

    now type this command

    net user administrator /active:yes then press ENTER key

    then exit from cmd ....after that your problem will be solved


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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Windows 7 desktop gadgets stopped working

    The problem which you are having is possibly happening due to the installation of the iTune software.

    It has created the jamble within the system and disabled the gadgets.

    Uninstall iTunes first from the windows installation and observe he situation, if things are getting to normal download a fresh iTunes from internet trusted site and install afresh.

    Else, use either of tge two options, system recovery, or repair install.

    System Recovery will happen once you go to Start--all programs--accessories--system tools--system recovery,
    click it and choose a previous time for windows to boot when there was no problem.

    Or insert windows installer into optical drive and boot, then click install now, then repair install, and follow instruction to repair the damage and work normally under perfect windows.

    Try whichever is applicable.

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    heemanshubhalla Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Windows 7 desktop gadgets stopped working

    METHOD #1

    1. First close sidebar on which Gadgets appear.
    2. you will receive message if you want to close . Click Yes.
    3. Also close sidebar.exe from Task Bar if it is there.


    1. Press windowsKey + e and in location Bar Paste the following path

    %localappdata%\microsoft\Windows Sidebar

    2. In WINDOWS SIDEBAR GADGETS FOLDER you will see a file named Settings.in
    Settings.ini :- This file contains the information about your current sidebar configuration

    3. Now rename the file Settings.ini to something else {Remember to make backup of this file}

    Now Relaunh the Sidebar It's Done

    METTHOD #2

    1. click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
    2. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press ENTER:

    regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    3. Similarly, run these commands:

    regsvr32 scrrun.dll

    regsvr32 jscript.dll

    You should see the DllRegisterServer in <filename> succeeded message for each command executed.

    4. Logoff and login back to your user account and see if the Gadgets display correctly.

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