To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
- Click Start, and then click All Programs.
- Click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.Regsvr32 atl.dllRegsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dllRegsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dllexit
- Restart the computer.
For help with common system maintenance tasks in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
Article ID: 963010 - Last Review: Sep 23, 2011 - Revision: 1