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can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

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    can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    Hi, guys i have a problem with sidebar i can't see any gadget on my sidebar



    2 hours ago everything was ok, and now when i turn on the pc i saw this problem how can i resolve it??
    i don't want to disinstalla sidebar because on stickies gadget i have important information

    Last edited by bender120; 26 Jan 2011 at 12:49.
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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    Hi bender120,

    Welcome to Vista Forums!

    Do you know when this problem began (just a few hours ago)? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points though it probably won't be necessary in this case. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates.

    I hope this helps.

    Good luck!

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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    thanks

    is there any method to restore only sidebar and not the hole system??
    if i restore the hole system my files and videos will be deleted???

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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    Hi bender,

    This process does NOT affect data in any way (so docs, videos, music, pictures,... will all be perfectly fine). The only changes will be any updates or installations or configuration changes you did between now and the restore point date (which shouldn't need to go back that far) - that's it. This is NOT the same as re-installing the system by any means - it's not the same as you're thinking. I use this process frequently - sometimes just to uninstall a program the simplest and most thorough way possible.

    The affect will be minimal but it will almost certainly resolve the problem in the easiest fashion possible and for such a short period, the impact should be negligible.

    Good luck!

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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    Hello Bender, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    This should be able to fix this for you without having to do a system restore.

    Windows Sidebar - Gadget Not Displayed Correctly

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    @brink i tried your method, but it doesn't work
    @lorien i restore the system, and now it's ok

    thanks guys

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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    Hi bender,

    I'm very happy to hear that things are now resolved. As I said, System Restore is totally different than what you first thought I meant when it was suggested - and as I was virtually certain, it did the trick.

    It was our pleasure. Glad we could help.

    Thanks for the feedback - it is much appreciated.

    I will request that this thread be marked as solved.

    And welcome to Vista Forums! Now that you know where we are, bookmark the site and post anytime you have further questions or problems or if you just want to browse and learn (especially the Tutorial section offers some excellent advice on a wide variety of topics) or even if you want to try to help answer a question if you happen to see one where you know the answer and it hasn't already been posted. While it most likely won't be us the next time (though it might), there are many very skilled, experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly people here who, like us, volunteer their time to help others and one or maybe even several will respond to your post to assist you. While there are other forums on the web that do this sort of thing, you've now found what I think is the best (and I've posted in and/or checked out quite a few) so don't lose this link - you never know when it might come in handy again.

    Good luck and best wishes!

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    thanks to you now i know how to resolve this kind of problems...........thanks again

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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    Bender,

    I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

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    Re: can't see gadget on windows sidebar, Help!!

    thanks brink

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