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It is really annoying. The 2 gadgets are Drive Activity and Network Meter (links below). I woke up this morning and went to launch Firefox and the whole system (mouse and all) locked up. So i was forced to hold the power button but every since then these gadgets will not work.

Drive Activity
Network Meter

I have deleted the settings.ini from the "AppData" folder, I have renamed the folder so it would create a new one then tryed reinstalling the gadget, and I have even deleted both sidebar folders in Program files (x86,x64) and ran SFC /scannow to restore them. I then went a step further and reset all windows file permissions and still no luck.

My best guess is that the problem does not lie with Windows Sidebar but something that both gadgets use to get there information. The question is what? I don't know anything about code so if someone wants to dig into the gadget and see what it uses to get its info that would be great.

Any Ideas?

Edit: Addgadgets Drive Activity gadget also does not work btw. So it definitely is some external program that is causing the problem.
Edited by ChaosBlades - 10/24/11 at 5:05pm
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if possible, do a windows recovery, i had the same issue, then power went out, and they wouldnt work, i also recommend RAINMETER (its sooo much better then using windows gadgets,) its less intensive on the system, and entirely combustible

http://rainmeter.net/cms/
   
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Yeah I have tried rainmeter a few times now and just can't get into it. I just have zero interest in anything coding so that is the big thing with me and rainmeter and its settings. I also can't find plugins (or whatever they are called for rainmeter) that do everything my gadgets can. About once a year it seems I have a few gadgets just break. I hope they improve the gadget system with Windows 8.

Anyways I found a backup image of Win 7 on my drive from a month ago I thought I deleted and I loaded that and they both work again so I fixed it.
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