Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets Not Loading Properly
Hope Someone Can Help. I am using Vista Business Edition on a Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. For whatever reason the gadgets in my Windows Sidebar arent loading properly. For example the Clock gadget appears totally black with no numbers and the Notes Gadget doesnt show up except as a little rectangular shape which is black in color.
The last thing I did prior to this happening was to do a system restore since the comp wasnt loading properly and after that I downloaded an update for Windows Defender.
Any thoughts to what went wrong and how I can get the gagdets to work again would be greatly appreciated.
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You dont need side bar anymore, rightclick anywhere on desktop and goto
gadgets, Add the ones you want, put them where you want (side, top,
anywhere) and thats your gadgets as they were in vista.
If you have installed Windows 7 beta then you must
be aware of the bug that whenever UAC is switched off, Sidebar and
Gadgets in Vista fails to display properly on Windows 7 Desktop. Though
this is not for every machine but many users have reported this problem
that their Sidebar and Gadgets are not working properly.
For older beta
versions of Windows 7 there had been some temporary workarounds for the
same problem. But if you are using Win7 Build 7000.0.081212 then this
can be fixed using a simple registry hack which like in Vista will
Elevate your Sidebar and Gadgets Process. If you know how to
play with you registry Editor then just open regedit.exe
from Run command in Windows 7 and go to KEY HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings
From there edit the DWORD value of AllowElevatedProcess
and set it to 1. You don’t need to restart your
Windows 7 computer after this. If your sidebar and Gadgets were not
working properly earlier then they will be fixed instantly.
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If no, go to windows start button, point to computer, right click computer, clice manage, click device manager.
If you see an exclamation point or X mark sign you need to re-install the driver for your webcam. If you have a cd-installer, just put the cd on the dvd rom drive then run it. If you dont have an installer cd you can download the driver from the Dell site.
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Yes and no. Think of 'platform' as a general header when looking at operating architectures (there are different types) and Vista choices.
Vista choices under the 'platform' 32-bit are:
• Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit • Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit • Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit • Windows Vista Business 32-bit • Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit
Another example of the "64-bit platform" and Vista choices are:
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
1. sound driver
2. microphone settings in volume control applet
3. tap test (tap the area around the microphone and see if eg Sound Recorder picks it up)
4. external microphone
If you get to step 4 before you get anything then your problem is one of missing or damaged microphone.
Did you download the latest audio drivers from Dell.com? If not here is the link to the drivers for that device based off Vostro 1400 using Vista 32 bit Edition.
Hope that helps. If not let me know.