What do I do now Ramanathan good ...nice tip...thank you joe this is about the 10th thing I have tried, and it did nothing at all just like the 9!!! So did the regedit and that ascii "numbered" zone wasn't there. Is "freak-out" an active or a passive experience? Hooray gadgets working again. http://ict4m.org/windows-7/windows-calendar-gadget-not-working.php
I am one month away from restoring my comuter but that draconian step frightens me. i have tried the command prompt & typed in the three commands each one failed. Exit the Registry Editor.5. In the end, it took running all of the REGSVR32 commands (including the link to "Gadgets not displayed correctly in Windows 7" commands).
The FixIt failed with an error code 2738.