Resolve Windows® 7 Sidebar Missing Issue
Why is Windows 7 sidebar missing from your system and how to solve the problem?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. This OS has become extremely popular within a very short time because of its advanced features and user friendly options. Windows 7 comes with features such as Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Gadgets, Windows Aero and so on. Windows 7 also has a Gadget bar. The Gadget bar or Sidebar is a vertical bar that is disaplyed on the desktop. The Sidebar can be used to access programs or gadgets quickly. There are many different gadgets that can be installed on Windows 7 such as GPU observer Gadget, Windows 7 Sticky Notes Gadget, CPU Meter Gadget, Network Meter Gadget. The sidebar on Windows 7 can be configured to suit various user requirements. Although using sidebar or gadget bar in Windows 7 is easy, there are some issues that might come up with the use of it. These include sidebar disappearing automatically, sidebar freezing, error messages coming up when accessing gadgets on sidebar etc. The sidebar on your Windows 7 system might be disappearing because of many reasons such as registry errors, problems with some of the system files on the OS, compatibility issues with some similar applications installed on the system etc.
Following details give users more information and tips to fix Windows 7 Sidebar disappearing issue:
- Check system file integrity
- Fix registry errors
- Check gadget compatibility
Check system file integrity
The Windows 7 Sidebar missing issue might be because some of the system files associated with the functioning of sidebar got damaged or corrupted. All Windows 7 users facing issues are recommended to check the integrity of the system files on the OS (using sfc/ scannow command in the CMD) and then, repair the OS using the default system repair tool and the installation disk. If the problem has come up after some changes were made to system files, then restoring the system to previous restore point would also solve the issue.
Fix registry errors
The Windows 7 sidebar missing issue on your computer might be due to registry related problems within the Operating System. Registry entries are created automatically and they can develop errors. Such errors within the registry can cause Windows 7 sidebar to disappear. All Windows 7 users facing this problem are advised to fix the registry errors within the OS by cleaning the registry with a registry cleaning software.
Many different gadgets can be installed on your Windows 7 system. Some of these gadgets might be incompatible with some other gadgets installed on the system or with the Windows 7 OS. This would cause errors with the working of Windows 7 Sidebar and might force it to terminate or go missing. Such issues can be resolved by checking the compatibility of gadgets installed on the system and then removing or disabling the incompatible gadget.
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