Run System Restore to a time before the problem began.
"Chris from OK" <Chris from OK@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> For no apparent reason, Sidebar will not load or function. The error
> I get when trying to start any downloaded Gadget is
> "Unable to load "C:\Program files\Windows\Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget".
> (identical for every other gadget besides clock.gadget)
> How can I repair Sidebar? Do I re-install Vista (a scary proposition) or
> there some kind of repair tool?
> Thanks in advance for your help.