Vista sidebar not working (black clock)



My sidebar is not working
I have tried everything I could find on the web to fix it
and also both methods below but still nothing.


This behavior is observed if the XML registration is missing in the system.
To fix the problem, use the following steps:

Close Windows Sidebar. To do so, right-click on the Sidebar icon in the
Notification area and click Exit
Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do so, click Start, click All
Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run
as administrator.
In the Command Prompt window, type the following and press ENTER:
regsvr32 msxml3.dll

Similarly, run these commands:

regsvr32 scrrun.dll

regsvr32 jscript.dll

If the registration was successful, you'll see the message DllRegisterServer
in <filename> succeeded for each command executed. Open Windows Sidebar
(sidebar.exe) and check if the problem is resolved.


1. Open a command prompt by being Administrator (Right click on Command
Prompt and click Run as Administrator)
2. CD to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar ( cd drive letter:\Program
Files\Windows Sidebar )
3. Run these commands in this order:
1. regsvr32 -u sbdrop.dll
2. regsvr32 -u wlsrvc.dll
3. regsvr32 atl.dll
4. regsvr32 sbdrop.dll
5. regsvr32 wlsrvc.dll


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