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Thread: Sidebar Won't Open

  1. #1
    meh Guest

    Sidebar Won't Open

    I just purchases a new laptop on sunday with windows vista installed on it.
    It opened side bar the first time it booted then i closed it and now it wont
    open up anymore...how do i get it to open. Even when i click the shortcut
    icon it wont open?

  2. #2
    dev Guest

    Re: Sidebar Won't Open

    START|HELP & SUPPORT

    Type "sidebar" into the search box

    Click on the first category, and then on "open sidebar" - and see if
    that works

  3. #3
    meh Guest

    Re: Sidebar Won't Open

    I tried it still doesnt work

  4. #4
    popsd23 Guest

    RE: Sidebar Won't Open

    You are not alone...Same issue here, worked a few times, now it's gone! Looks
    like a common issue now stretching back to Sept 2006, but no resolution :-(

  5. #5
    Michael Cecil Guest

    Re: Sidebar Won't Open

    Have you added gadgets to it? Try removing them manually, then see if
    just the Sidebar will open.

  6. #6
    kevin Guest

    Re: Sidebar Won't Open

    try this approach
    go to Start in Search put in msconfig, then go to the Startup tab and check
    if the boxes for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems are checked... if they
    are not ..check them and restart.

  7. #7
    SStarman Guest

    RE: Sidebar Won't Open

    I made a post on this forum of how I got my sidebar working again. It may
    help you also.

    Search the forum for "sbdrop.dll"

  8. #8
    ky83cat Guest

    RE: Sidebar Won't Open

    I lost my sidebar over 3 weeks ago. Tried your method and VOILA! 'tis back.
    Thanks so much!!

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by SStarman View Post
    I made a post on this forum of how I got my sidebar working again. It may
    help you also.

    Search the forum for "sbdrop.dll"

    "popsd23" wrote:

    > You are not alone...Same issue here, worked a few times, now it's gone! Looks
    > like a common issue now stretching back to Sept 2006, but no resolution :-(
    >
    > "meh" wrote:
    >
    > > I just purchases a new laptop on sunday with windows vista installed on it.
    > > It opened side bar the first time it booted then i closed it and now it wont
    > > open up anymore...how do i get it to open. Even when i click the shortcut
    > > icon it wont open?
    How do I search the forum?!

  10. #10
    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Sidebar Won't Open

    Check the help files for your newsreader.

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