multiple gadgets freezing vista

  woowoowoo 11:39 01 Jan 2009

Hi all and a happy new year.
I have hundreds of calendas that have come up on my gadget sidebar. When i try to shut them down the laptop freezes and I have to re start the thing. I have tried shutting them down from the sidebar and from the control panel. can anybody advise please. Why did this happen in the first place?

  chub_tor 18:25 01 Jan 2009

Found on another forum, thry this

Re: Sidebar full of calendars and takes a long time to start up
To reset Windows Sidebar to the defaults, try this. Exit Windows Sidebar
and navigate to C:\Users\(Your Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar
(the path is hidden). Rename the file Settings.ini to Settings.ini.old.
Restart Windows Sidebar. A new Settings.ini will be created.

  jaritch 20:35 04 Jan 2009

Hi Chub_tor
Just to say that I have bookmarked your answer to add to my increasing list of solutions to problems. It's amazing how although I have never seen the problem woowoowoo has indicated there may be a time in the future when I come up against this as I help a number of people out with their computer problems. I find the forums here brilliant and have helped me out in numerous occassions.

Thought I would acknowledge your efforts as the original poster hasn't.


  woowoowoo 20:42 04 Jan 2009

Thanks chub - I ended up turning the side bar off, the laptop was working overtime trying to work all its calendars

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