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#1 Spacegold

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:29 PM

This morning when I fired up the computer, the gadgets were blinking at the rate of about 1/10 second off every 2/3 of a second. All control panel windows and the border on the taskbar were in sync. I have the sidebar itself off so that just the gadgets show. I fooled around with it for awhile trying to see if I could figure it out; turned the sidebar on, exited the sidebar, rebooted, exited the sidebar again, restarted the sidebar, finally exited the sidebar again, which stops all the flashing. But I miss my gadgets. Anyone have any ideas how to get them back to normal?

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:39 PM

Without more details on any performance/reliability/events I'd have to go straight for a repair install of Vista: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/repair_a_vist...e_vista_dvd.htm
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:06 AM

It was my trusty tried-and-true WallpaperChanger. When I shut it off, the gadgets stopped blinking. I have not yet tried to reinstall it, but it may be corrupted some way.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:23 PM

Try checking in Event Viewer for more details on the problem. Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs category and click on the Application logs. Scroll down to look for error messages around the time that this occurred. Then do the same thing for the System logs.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




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