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Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

  1. #1


    Ron Guest

    Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

    Ok a long time ago I posted about repairing my Sidebar in Vista, that was
    messed up when I uninstalled a program and it uninstalled an old version of
    java. My system restore didnt go back far enough and all everyone else had
    to offer was make sure I had the latest version of Java.
    I tried a bunch of stuff on my own and nothing worked and made it a little
    worse. Well I deleted everything in the folder. Then I browsed into the
    Install.wim on the Vista DVD and restored the C:\Program Files\Windows
    Sidebar folder. Now I am back to the original problem - When I run the
    sidebar.exe (whether from shortcut or running the .exe or running it as
    admin), it does nothing. It doesnt give any error boxes or show up in the
    process list or anything.
    So I ran Process Monitor (I love sysinternals) and captured all the data
    created when I attempt to start Sidebar. I tried to attach the data in a CSV
    file or put it in txt format in this post but it wouldnt let me post it. Can
    someone help me check out the data and see if they can tell why it isnt
    running?

    Thank you in advance for any help.




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  3. #2


    Daniel Martín [MVP Windows] Guest

    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

    Hi, Ron:

    I can work with you on this problem. Could you send to my e-mail address all
    the data captured by Process Monitor?

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    Daniel Martín
    Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User


    "Ron" <rrosson1@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:%23MSTGBtyHHA.1072@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Ok a long time ago I posted about repairing my Sidebar in Vista, that was
    > messed up when I uninstalled a program and it uninstalled an old version
    > of
    > java. My system restore didnt go back far enough and all everyone else had
    > to offer was make sure I had the latest version of Java.
    > I tried a bunch of stuff on my own and nothing worked and made it a little
    > worse. Well I deleted everything in the folder. Then I browsed into the
    > Install.wim on the Vista DVD and restored the C:\Program Files\Windows
    > Sidebar folder. Now I am back to the original problem - When I run the
    > sidebar.exe (whether from shortcut or running the .exe or running it as
    > admin), it does nothing. It doesnt give any error boxes or show up in the
    > process list or anything.
    > So I ran Process Monitor (I love sysinternals) and captured all the data
    > created when I attempt to start Sidebar. I tried to attach the data in a
    > CSV
    > file or put it in txt format in this post but it wouldnt let me post it.
    > Can
    > someone help me check out the data and see if they can tell why it isnt
    > running?
    >
    > Thank you in advance for any help.
    >
    >
    >



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    Daniel Martín [MVP Windows] Guest

    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

    If anyone is interested, the problem has been resolved after following these
    steps:

    Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and
    select "Run as administrator".

    Type these commands one by one:

    Regsvr32 atl.dll
    Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
    Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll"

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    Regards,
    Daniel Martín
    Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User


    "Ron" <rrosson1@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:%23MSTGBtyHHA.1072@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Ok a long time ago I posted about repairing my Sidebar in Vista, that was
    > messed up when I uninstalled a program and it uninstalled an old version
    > of
    > java. My system restore didnt go back far enough and all everyone else had
    > to offer was make sure I had the latest version of Java.
    > I tried a bunch of stuff on my own and nothing worked and made it a little
    > worse. Well I deleted everything in the folder. Then I browsed into the
    > Install.wim on the Vista DVD and restored the C:\Program Files\Windows
    > Sidebar folder. Now I am back to the original problem - When I run the
    > sidebar.exe (whether from shortcut or running the .exe or running it as
    > admin), it does nothing. It doesnt give any error boxes or show up in the
    > process list or anything.
    > So I ran Process Monitor (I love sysinternals) and captured all the data
    > created when I attempt to start Sidebar. I tried to attach the data in a
    > CSV
    > file or put it in txt format in this post but it wouldnt let me post it.
    > Can
    > someone help me check out the data and see if they can tell why it isnt
    > running?
    >
    > Thank you in advance for any help.
    >
    >
    >



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    howcome Guest

    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

    your solution fixed my problem. Thanks.......

    "Daniel MartÃ*n [MVP Windows]" wrote:

    > If anyone is interested, the problem has been resolved after following these
    > steps:
    >
    > Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and
    > select "Run as administrator".
    >
    > Type these commands one by one:
    >
    > Regsvr32 atl.dll
    > Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
    > Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll"
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Daniel MartÃ*n
    > Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Ron" <rrosson1@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23MSTGBtyHHA.1072@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > > Ok a long time ago I posted about repairing my Sidebar in Vista, that was
    > > messed up when I uninstalled a program and it uninstalled an old version
    > > of
    > > java. My system restore didnt go back far enough and all everyone else had
    > > to offer was make sure I had the latest version of Java.
    > > I tried a bunch of stuff on my own and nothing worked and made it a little
    > > worse. Well I deleted everything in the folder. Then I browsed into the
    > > Install.wim on the Vista DVD and restored the C:\Program Files\Windows
    > > Sidebar folder. Now I am back to the original problem - When I run the
    > > sidebar.exe (whether from shortcut or running the .exe or running it as
    > > admin), it does nothing. It doesnt give any error boxes or show up in the
    > > process list or anything.
    > > So I ran Process Monitor (I love sysinternals) and captured all the data
    > > created when I attempt to start Sidebar. I tried to attach the data in a
    > > CSV
    > > file or put it in txt format in this post but it wouldnt let me post it.
    > > Can
    > > someone help me check out the data and see if they can tell why it isnt
    > > running?
    > >
    > > Thank you in advance for any help.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >


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    mem16 Guest

    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed


    Daniel,

    I lost my Sidebar Completely after a java upgrade and the
    reregistrations did the trick. My Sidebar is back!

    Thanks.


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    wilma Guest

    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

    Hi Daniel,
    The advice you give below doesn't seem to work for me.When I Click Start,
    All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and select "Run as
    administrator the root directory is still in c:\Users\Wilma. Should I change
    directory to cd:\ first, then type the commands you set out below? I have
    been trying all sors of things to replace my sidebar.This sems to be the
    closest I' getting.
    Look forard to any advice you can give me.
    Regards
    wilma


    "Daniel MartÃ*n [MVP Windows]" wrote:

    > If anyone is interested, the problem has been resolved after following these
    > steps:
    >
    > Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and
    > select "Run as administrator".
    >
    > Type these commands one by one:
    >
    > Regsvr32 atl.dll
    > Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
    > Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll"
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Daniel MartÃ*n
    > Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Ron" <rrosson1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23MSTGBtyHHA.1072@xxxxxx

    > > Ok a long time ago I posted about repairing my Sidebar in Vista, that was
    > > messed up when I uninstalled a program and it uninstalled an old version
    > > of
    > > java. My system restore didnt go back far enough and all everyone else had
    > > to offer was make sure I had the latest version of Java.
    > > I tried a bunch of stuff on my own and nothing worked and made it a little
    > > worse. Well I deleted everything in the folder. Then I browsed into the
    > > Install.wim on the Vista DVD and restored the C:\Program Files\Windows
    > > Sidebar folder. Now I am back to the original problem - When I run the
    > > sidebar.exe (whether from shortcut or running the .exe or running it as
    > > admin), it does nothing. It doesnt give any error boxes or show up in the
    > > process list or anything.
    > > So I ran Process Monitor (I love sysinternals) and captured all the data
    > > created when I attempt to start Sidebar. I tried to attach the data in a
    > > CSV
    > > file or put it in txt format in this post but it wouldnt let me post it.
    > > Can
    > > someone help me check out the data and see if they can tell why it isnt
    > > running?
    > >
    > > Thank you in advance for any help.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

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    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by wilma View Post
    Hi Daniel,
    The advice you give below doesn't seem to work for me.When I Click Start,
    All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and select "Run as
    administrator the root directory is still in c:\Users\Wilma. Should I change
    directory to cd:\ first, then type the commands you set out below? I have
    been trying all sors of things to replace my sidebar.This sems to be the
    closest I' getting.
    Look forard to any advice you can give me.
    Regards
    wilma


    "Daniel MartÃ*n [MVP Windows]" wrote:
    > If anyone is interested, the problem has been resolved after following these
    > steps:
    >
    > Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and
    > select "Run as administrator".
    >
    > Type these commands one by one:
    >
    > Regsvr32 atl.dll
    > Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
    > Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll"
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Daniel MartÃ*n
    > Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Ron" <rrosson1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23MSTGBtyHHA.1072@xxxxxx
    >
    >
    Hi Wilma,

    This should help you out to get Windows Sidebar started again.

    Windows Sidebar will not Start in Vista

    Shawn

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    marcells Guest

    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed


    Thank you Daniel. After a loooooooooooooooooong time struggling to
    reinstal my sidebar without success, you brought light again. God Bless


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    Re: Windows Sidebar Repair/Reinstall - MVP/MSFT Help needed

    Thank you for the excellent advice. My sidebar was acting flaky with gadgets appearing and disappearing seemingly at will. It seems to be stable again, thank you.

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