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Old 07-06-2007, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey i came home and someone x'd out my windows Sidebar and now i cant open it...i tried to research it and i found nothing...i double click the sidebar application and it does nothing...this has happened to be once before but vista had like a major update or something and when i updated it...windows sidebar magically reappeared...

Does anyone know how to open it? i kinda miss it = (
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try typing it in start menu search
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i told you i try to open it and nothing at ALL happens...swear my computer has Down Syndrome..
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Isn't there a windows sidebar icon in your control panal ?
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yes..thats just for the properties of it though...the "start windows sidebar when windows starts up" is checked but it never comes up when i retarted my computer...= \
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Old 07-06-2007, 04:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Everything I have found in searching relates to installing gadgets or gadgets not fully installed have you downloaded any gadgets for it lately ? I found this on m$
A gadget that you downloaded from the Internet is not installed correctly and does not appear in the Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista
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i only use default gadgets so this wouldnt help me = \

thanks though
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Have you tried restoring it to a prevrious verson
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idk how to do that...and i cant system restore b/c apparently today is the only restore point..........-.-
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I came across this today may help

Windows Vista Community: Discussion Groups

under sidebar will not launch
SSstarman has a fix not sure if it will sort out your problem but has apparently worked for others
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