Fix Windows® 7 Sidebar not Working Issue
Having issues with Sidebar in Windows 7? Just read on and find how to solve them.
Windows 7 is an advanced high performance Operating System from Microsoft and features many highly functional options that helps enhance user experience and productivity. The Windows 7 Operating System is the latest of the Windows Operating System versions and packs in many newly integrated features like the Windows Aero Experience that is offered to simplify the PC usage. Windows 7 is also integrated with the Windows Gadget Platform that enables the users to install and use small gadgets or programs on the Windows desktop for quickly accessing supported functions and also to add new features and functions to the system. These gadgets are aligned to the left corner of the Windows desktop by default and are listed on a translucent bar called Windows 7 Sidebar. The Windows 7 Sidebar might cease to work due to many reasons like system graphics issues, gadget platform errors and operating system file or folder issues that affect functionality of the Windows 7 OS.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix issues with the Sidebar in Windows 7:
- Update graphics drivers
- Reinstall Gadget Platform
- Fix system issues
Update graphics drivers
Issues and errors with the graphics drivers of the computer can cause troubles with the Aero and Sidebar of the Windows 7. All users are therefore advised to update or reinstall the graphics driver in your computer and configure it so as to enable Aero and Sidebar. Doing so will fix issues with the Sidebar in Windows 7 and enables the users to utilize its functionality under minimal issues hereafter.
Reinstall Gadget Platform
The issues with the display of Sidebar in Windows 7 might be due to errors with the Windows Gadget Platform that controls the functionality of the Sidebar and gadgets. The users are advised to perform reinstall of the Windows 7 Gadget platform by utilizing the options in the 'Programs and Features' menu of the Windows 7 'Control panel'. Reinstalling the gadget platform and restarting the system will fix the issues with the Sidebar.
Major criticalities in the Operating System like malware infections, OS file folder corruptions etc can contribute to the issues with the display of Sidebar feature in Windows 7. All users are advised to remove or fix valid issues in the computer by using proper threat removal programs and System File Checker utility. Doing so will solve the issues with the display of Sidebar in Windows 7 under minimal complications.
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