Sidebar gadgets burning up your CPU in Windows 7?


I have a problem sometimes with gadgets malfunctioning and hogging CPU and memory resources.  They don’t display properly anymore either until I restart the sidebar process.

Fortunately, this is a known problem, and according to Microsoft, symptoms include: “Gadgets may appear as black squares, may appear to have vertical green lines down the center or may not appear at all and may have a blue exclamation mark next to it, or calendar gadget may display without dates

Microsoft has released two potential fixes for this problem:

Microsoft Fix it 50617 – “This package will change the registry value for Value data in the Zones subkey to 0 for you

or if that doesn’t do the trick, follow it with:

Microsoft Fix it 50618 which is designed to delete the extra (parasite) zone from the Zones subkey

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