Fixing issue of desktop gadgets crashing in Windows®
Discuss about the issue when Windows desktop gadgets start crashing. What are its possible causes and offer tips to fix the issue?
Gadgets are useful as system monitoring tools that keep track of Windows 7 resources like CPU, memory, hard drive, and network usage. Windows 7 has been provided with some great gadgets that might help in keeping oneself abreast with weather, news, traffic, and a lot more. Gadgets might be a blend of information with pictures and games. It is located at the right hand side of the desktop and it could be moved to any corner of the desktop. Desktop gadgets are small, specialized applications that are generally designed for doing simple tasks like the ones related to clocks, calendars, RSS notifiers or search tools. They can also be used to control various external applications including Windows Media Center.
Possible reasons behind crashing of gadgets on Windows desktop and tips to fix the issue:
- Crashing of gadgets
- Malware issues
- Fixing issue using registry editor
Crashing of gadgets
If the gadgets that you have installed are not working, they might be non-genuine gadgets. There might be incompatibility issues. The gadgets have to be compatible with the Windows 7 operating system. You have to make sure that the gadget you are using is genuine and compatible. When gadgets like Google calendar stop working, you have to install the latest version of the gadget from the website. Sometimes, reinstalling the gadgets can also in fixing the issue.
The presence of malware is one of the reasons that affect the stability of the computer and prevent the computer from running properly. The malware affect the stability of the computer. If these unwanted threats are present in the system, they would prevent the gadgets in Windows from working. These threats have the capability to corrupt the system files and folders. So, in order to remove the infection caused by these viruses, you have to use the best antivirus or antimalware in the system, which would delete all the threats. When these infections are removed, the gadgets would start working normally.
You have to make sure that the UAC control is in the original condition. You have to first access the UAC. So, you have to first type regedit in the 'Search' box. Then in the next window of the registry editor, you have to navigate for the fHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and then select the 'SOFTWARE' folder from the list. Then you need to select the 'Microsoft' folder and then navigate to Windows; then you need to select 'CurrentVersion' and then 'Settings' from Sidebar. Then you have to find the process named 'AllowElevatedProcess'. You would put this value to 1 and then you have to close the registry.
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