Windows 7 sidebar @ 50% with a new external monitor RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all-

    My specs:

    HP 8510p laptop used on a docking station with two monitors.  Dell 20" 1680x1050 and Asus 20" 1600x900.  I was running all fine and dandy, until yesterday when I got a new 20" Asus VE208T LED/LCD monitor to replace my Dell 1440x900.  Since then every time I restart my sidebar.exe goes to 50%, never loads completely and freezes up other applications running.  I've looked at several things, including color management (though I don't completely understand it) but I have yet to find out what is causing the issue.  Anyone have any thoughts?  Thanks!!

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:30 PM


  • Hi,

    You may try to boot the computer in Safe Mode or Clean Boot to determine whether the 3rd application causes this issue.

    Please refer to the following link.


    Also, to use the Process Monitor can let you know what kind of activities the sidebar process do during it eats memory.

    Download the Process Monitor at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.

    You may also use ShellExView to disable 3rd party plug-ins and upgrade the display card driver for a test.

    Download Process Monitor at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645


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    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, May 30, 2011 6:11 AM
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:15 AM