Sidebar repaired itself?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by momof4, May 17, 2007.

  1. momof4

    momof4 Guest

    My father just got a new Dell computer last week. Got it hooked up and
    everything was great until the last two days. He called me last night
    wanting to know what was wrong w/puter. Said he was unable to connect to
    internet. I still have XP (thank goodness by the way it sounds) so I
    suggested he call his ISP. He called 20 minutes later saying that there was
    a message on puter saying "Windows sidebar has repaired itself". After that,
    he was able to get online just fine. Would the sidebar really stop you from
    having internet connection? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    momof4, May 17, 2007
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  2. momof4

    Victor Guest

    No. my best guess would be that the sidebar issue was a symptom of your loss
    of connectivity. A lot of the sidebar gadgets provide live content from the
    interenet. If they cannot connect to update, Vista would see it as a
    problem, and being able to re-establish connection would be seen as having
    corrected the problem. I would guess that your internet issue was resolved
    and the "repaired" side-bar was simply a result of that. and not the fix. I
    would work with your ISP to see if there was a loss of service over that
    Victor, May 17, 2007
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  3. momof4

    momof4 Guest

    Thank you for your input. I was thinking the same thing, but I don ot know
    anything about Vista. Thanks again for your time.
    momof4, May 17, 2007
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