The gadgets do not show up properly for example, the clock gadget shows up as a black box and it is not working. Other gadgets don’t appear at all.
Thanks to all of you but none of the solutions worked for me. Nevertheless, I have got Yahoo! Widgets as a replacement for Sidebar. I guess Sidebar is corrupt because of that no-good Kaspersky antivirus.
You may try using some other antivirus instead like Micorosft Security Essentials, Avira or AVast. Check out some of the free options here, //www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-windows-software/
did you try to replace Kaspersky Antivirus with something else and did that fix your issue with the sidebar?
If Jeffrey Method didnt worked
check your firewall and see that gadgets are allowed?
can be because if the XML registration is missing in the system. To
fix the problem, use the following steps:
1) Close Windows Sidebar.
2) Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do so, click Start,
click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command
Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
---In the Command Prompt window, type the following and press ENTER:
----Similarly, run these commands:
3)If the registration was successful, you'll see the message DllRegisterServer in
succeeded for each command executed. Open Windows
Sidebar (sidebar.exe) and check if the problem is resolved
or use this batch file
After this do a sfc /scannow
In the elevated command prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter
How to Fix Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7
you can use the batch file or type the commands that are stated below the batch post
I assume you're using Windows Vista. Have these gadgets work previously (and if so, what changes have occurred since then)?
Please go to start -> search: "cmd.exe" without quotes and right click on the application and choose "run as administrator" then proceed to run these commands separately.
regsvr32 -u sbdrop.dll
regsvr32 -u wlsrvc.dll
net start uxsms
Then go to start -> search: "services.msc" without quotes. Find the service labeled "Desktop Windows Manager" or "Session Manager" and right click on it, chose "restart". Then restart your computer. If this doesn't fix it, does using the default Aero theme fix it?