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After Windows update Skype and Windows Desktop Gadgets no longer run.

Q: After Windows update Skype and Windows Desktop Gadgets no longer run.

I recently did an unusually long Windows update that took about an hour in total, and once my computer was running again, Windows gadgets said "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" and then I tried to open Skype which also said "Skype has stopped working". I tried updating Java, a second Windows update, uninstalling and reinstalling Skype, advanced uninstalling Skype and reinstalling, but nothing I'm doing seems to be having any effect. I'm completely out of ideas, and was hoping someone could help me to solve this?

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A: After Windows update Skype and Windows Desktop Gadgets no longer run.

Bump. This is at 100 views with no one offering any advice. I'm really stuck here, I've exhausted everything that I know how to do to fix faulty computers. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance.
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A:Windows June update - broken gadgets, windows help and more

Hello plastisman and welcome to Seven Forums.

With IE9 installed, do you see those June updates listed in the Windows Update History? If yes, you could try to uninstall them and see if your computer works properly. If it does, reinstall the June updates one or two at a time then use your computer for a while. If everything still works correctly install the next couple of updates. If the machine suddenly stops working you've narrowed down which of the updates might be the problem.

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SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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I am New to this forum.

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Note:I browsed the forum and tried a few things that have been already discussed in some of the threads here.But still if I had missed something then please guide me to the appropriate thread/solution.


A:Windows Desktop Gadgets has Stopped Working.

Hi Siddharth93, welcome aboard,

You'll have to mention the things you've tried already so we know. But I'll say a couple anyways.

Have you tried running sfc/scannow?

How about trying one of these
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A:windows is no longer activated, windows update can't be started

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A:Windows Update No Longer Working

Hi there,Please try - Windows Repair All-In-One (Portable)- Download Windows Repair All-In-One (Portable Version) from here.- Extract to your Desktop.- Disable all your antivirus and antimalware software - see how to do that here.- Right click on and select Run as Administrator (XP users just double click) to start Windows Repair All-In-One.(Windows Vista/7/8 users: Accept UAC warning if it is enabled.)- A window will appear. Click Step 2.- Click the Open Pre-Scan button, then click Start Scan. Wait for Windows Repair to finish scanning.- Depending on which error Windows Repair found, click Repair Reparse Point or Repair Environment Variable accordingly. When the button changes to "Done!", click the close button to return to Windows Repair.- Go to Step 3, then click Check in the See If Check Disk Is Needed.- If Windows Repair stated that errors are found, click Open Check Disk At Next Boot. Choose (/R) Fixes errors on the disk also locate bad sectors and recovers readable information, then click Add To Next Boot. Reboot the computer to let Windows check the disk.- Go to Step 4, then click Do It.- Go to Step 5. Under System Restore click Create.- Go to Repairs and click Open Repairs. Leave all checkmarks as they are, then click Start Repairs.- By default Windows Repair All-In-One will create a "Logs" folder in its folder on the Desktop. Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.Regards,Alex
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Now, I'm out of ideas and looking for help.
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A:Windows Update No Longer Works

Have you checked out Microsoft's Windows Update error 80070422, 80244019, or 8DDD0018?
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A:Windows no longer genuine after update

The installed Key is NOT a retail one - it's an MAK Volume License one, which is not valid for resale. The Key has been abused, and MS have blocked it.

I would NEVER buy software in eBay - particularly Windows software - as it's known that over 50% is counterfeit.

Here's a variation on my standard spiel...

The Key in use is an MSDN Key from a not-for-resale MAK Volumme License.
Unless you are a member of the Licensed organisation, you are not entitled to use the Key – and whoever sold it to you was not entitled to do so.
You need to claim an immediate refund from the vendor - do NOT accept the offer of a new key (all they are trying to do is to get past the 45-day claims window or avoid you sending the evidence of their crimes to the authorities)

Please read the following posts.... .................................


The pirates have got VERY good at this over the past few years, as the price of equipment for manufacturing the packages drops, and as factories open in less well-policed countries.

see also this post....
Also - have a look at this video....

You may be able to get a complimentary copy of the OS from Microsoft - fill in the Counterfeit report here...
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I no longer can get Windows update to work; only getting a screen that reads:

"Windows Update can no longer check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." Please see attachment.

I have restarted the computer but still get the same message.

What is meant by "the service is not running"?

Any suggestions will be thoroughly appreciated.


A:Windows Update no longer working

Hello Jack,

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the Windows Update service is enabled, started, and set to automatic. Afterwards, see if Windows Update will work for you now.

Services - Start or Disable

Hope this helps,
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A:OS no longer loads after Windows Update

Hello Drexi and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry to hear about the problems you're having. One of the Forum experts (who also happens to be a Microsoft MVP) prepared a troubleshooting tutorial for failure to boot issues. It's time consuming but has helped many to resolve their boot problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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A:Windows Update no longer functioning properly

Yep - do the SFC scan, and post the full set of data. Hopefully CheckSUR got far enough in to leave traces behind that we can work out what broke it.
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A:Windows update longer than normal, PC won't start afterwards.

Is the machine actually getting as far as trying to boot Windows - or is it stuck before/during the POST?
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A:KB3084905 is no longer offered by windows update

It's been pulled or another cumulative update has it, it's now where to be found in the Microsoft library.
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A:Sound no longer works after Windows Update!


my sugguestion would be to unistall the sound card via device manager, the to re-install using the Scan Hardware changes icon... this should solve the problem...

had a similar problem myself...

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Read this tutorial, see if it helps: Log On Automatically at Startup
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A:windows update files are no longer installed

What particular AV gave you this message?

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A:ATI X1400 Driver No Longer in Windows Update

That's often the problem when counting on seeing everything through the MS updates. A quick trip directly to ATI.AMD might spare you some problems there since that's the manufacturer.

Tadaaa.... Look under Vista 32/64>ATI mobility at Graphics Drivers & Software The X1400 is in plain sight!

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A:Windows 10 desktop Modern apps and taskbar no longer works

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A:Windows Update icon no longer in system tray

I had to being this thread back to life.

I noticed that I too have started to have this problem, BUT it is on my old Win XP Sp3 OS!!!

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A:After Windows 10 anniversary update my network no longer works,

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Hi Tikoxi. Try running system file checker in command prompt if you happen to have a repair disc.
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run services.msc
scroll to "windows update"
startup type="automatic delayed"?

Try to start it manually there. What error?
Maybe service Windows Update is normal running.... so a fake error message. I found this a long time ago and helped a few people with it

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What happens when you try to run your PC games?

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A:Installed most recent Windows update; display no longer works except in safe mode

Hi Rachel and welcome to TSF

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Can you run regedit?

Access the Microsoft website?

Update your installed AV program?

What other system anomalies exist?

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A:Windows update screwed up my desktop, Windows 98 toolbar

Something is wrong if you are getting burned with updates. Never once in my life did I or other people I know get burned by a Microsoft update like this, and I used windows me. Not saying it cannot happen, its just I suspect something else is wrong with your computer.

So lets find out whats going on here. Most people that have problems with windows is mostly caused due to poorly written programs by 3rd parties.

1.) What programs do you have running at startup?
2.)You may have programs running at startup that is causing this issue. Please see this tutorial to temporary disable them and see if the issue is resolved:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

3.) What security software do you use?

4.) Download the latest video driver for your laptop from here:

5.) Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

6.) You can do a System Restore back to a point before this issue. But this is only a quick fix, we would need to find the real cause.
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A:This copy of Windows is not genuine on desktop after a Windows update

Please open an Elevated Command prompt, and run the following commands...


post the results.

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Quote: Originally Posted by narboddu

Hi , I have received new Dell Latitude E6410 as office laptop. The OS is WINDOWS 7 Enterprise . I want to add gadgets on my desk top but I am not able to see the windows side bar in Accessories and also not able to see the Gadgets tab when we right click on desktop. What can we do the additional setings to add gadgetd on my desk top.

Then perhaps there are no desktop gadgets on Enterprise.
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Hi Michael, welcome to the SevenForums.

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i have windows 7 but its just a little plain for me..... what im looking for is some kind of add on tool or gadget so i can change the way my windows minimize. what i mean by this is on some linux based os when u minimize a window u can change the affect how its minimize's, like the window will shatter or be warped when u minimize. does any one know if theres anything that i can download some kind of app or toolbar or gadget for windows 7?
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Hi, this is not really a problem but more curiosity. When I activate windows gadgets it shows my cpu usage at 100% all the time. I almost can get to a single gadgets options even if i only have the clock option.

I already found a alternative to windows sidebar.. Rainbar. It uses mostly ram and about no cpu. I just want to know why windows gadgets doesnt run smooth on my system. Is it because off my cpu? Its at 2004mhz. And is it maybe that windows sidebar only uses cpu resources and Rainbar only uses ram resources?

A:Why does my windows gadgets use all my CPU?

Do you have any custom gadgets or just the built in ones?
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I have two gadgets enabled and marked as "always on top" Sometimes they are both on top other times only one of them is, either one or the other is this a bug of some sort?

A:Gadgets in Windows 7

Probably, yes. You need to inform MS of it so they are aware of the problem. Full reporting procedures are on line at the MS site.
Win 7 is BETA and these things will happen a lot. It is a test procedure, not a full release
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I just read an article stating that wonderful Microsoft had removed gadgets from Windows 8 RTM due to security issues.

If that holds true it will be the death knell for 8 for me. Apparently there will be yet another work around for those, like me, who love their gadgets. That on top of the fix for the start button, the fix for shutdown and restart, and who knows what else.

I have tested this new offering from mickeysoft semi-extensively and can see nothing that redeems it for the desktop, keyboard, mouse user like me. In the event that I purchase a non-apple tablet perhaps I will give it another look. Meanwhile this reminds me too much of Windows ME.

A:Gadgets Gone - So is Windows 8

Gadgets really are a love 'em or hate 'em kinda thing.
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Is there any place to get gadgets for Win7 other than the shut down MS gadget web site?

I'm trying to find a gadget for managing the clipboard that I really like but everyplace I find it leads back to
the MS site.

Would name the gadget but the system it's on is down waiting for a new power supply and case so I don't
know the name. But if there is still a site(s) that has a lot of gadgets I think I will know it when I see it.


A:Windows 7 Gadgets

There's a third-party Windows 7 gadgets resource here but it may not include those officially supplied by Microsoft:

Be aware that Microsoft has recently been made aware that gadgets provide a potential security hole unlike any other. They have since recommended that the Sidebar & gadgets be disabled (a disabling patch has also been released), and it's no accident that gadgets are not even an option on Windows 8:
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Dled these 2 gadgets from here:

which are the same files hosted on softpedia.

scanned both files and found no virus:

SO it's it safe to run these or do they have vulnerabilities ?

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I cant see any problems with them.
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Skype I always ran 2 accounts off of same compter (1 for my schooling, corispondence courses, and one for games, etc) and now they even took that away it was not bad enough having my aunt complain they took the FREE webcamming service away - she alway spoke to us kids over webcam - no am not a kid either lol)

A:Skype may not be free much longer..

Can you link us? We live in NJ and it sure has been handy being able to talk to my wife's family in Mississippi and our daughter in Boston.

Do you know what they are going to charge? Any alternatives?