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The date is not appearing in any gadgets I use.. the date is displayed in the system tray - but the Calender gadget shows an empty orange background. How can I fix this ?

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but when i use any calender gadgets - there's only 1 calender gadget. Do you get any error messages? A screenshot of what happens when you had the gadget will be useful. – Sathya Sep 26 '10 at 2:05
Scratch that, I encountered the same problem. – Sathya Sep 26 '10 at 2:09
Comment by @Ralte: I use windows 7 ultimate, unfortunately it's not working for me. – Ivo Flipse Dec 24 '10 at 20:56

Re-register vbscript.dll file to fix this.

Open an elevated Command Prompt window. by clicking on Start -> All Programs > Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.

Type the following command and press Enter

regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll

You should see the following message after running the command:

DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded.

Close any gadgets and open them again. If that does not help, restart Windows.

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That does the trick. Had to restart though. – Roy Peleg May 2 '11 at 10:41

First off I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell XPS 17 l702x.

Well all the command prompt fixes did nothing, I found an answer that helped me. You don't have to restart your computer.

  • First close all your gadgets
  • Go your C:\ drive
  • Go to Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar

AppData is a hidden folder, enable your hidden folders. Here you want to delete the settings.ini file.

When the file is deleted, run your calendar.

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