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Occasional Desktop gadgets disappearing

By learninmypc
Jun 16, 2013
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  1. My W7.
    It seems if I reboot once a day, they'll return after rebooting, but if I go longer, they don't always re appear. I have had to reboot twice in a row & occasionally I've had to shut it down, wait a few minutes & boot it back up.
    On my XP I had nothing on my desktop & enjoyed it that way. I have gotten used to the convenience of having the clock,temp & day of week on my W7 but if I keep having this situation, I'll get rid of them. This has been going on for a few months, I've just been trying to be patient hoping it would fix its self. Is there a cure for this that might be easy,or ??? :)
     
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    The last time the gadgets disappeared on me was after updating the video drivers. I revert to the older drivers, problem gone. You can try updating video drivers or revert to the old drivers to see whether that will resolve your problem.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,310   +238

    To the best of my knowledge, I haven't updated any video drivers. I'm just wondering if rebooting once a day would pre maturely wear anything out?
    I had the false impression I was supposed to frequently reboot my XP Pro which is why I think it quit so I'm paranoid about rebooting this pc so often.
     
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Once a day? I doubt it. If you were to press the reset button multiple times a day, then I suppose you can wear it out.

    Does closing the gadgets then adding them back in or updating them to a newer version (if not the ones that came w/ Win7) help?
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,310   +238

    Ok, to your first reply. I'm not sure how to close them out but I'm sure I can find out. Thank you.
     
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Right click on the gadget, then the following should come up.

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  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,310   +238

    Thank you.(y)
     


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