Widgets Panel blank Gray box


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Seems that almost everyday the Widgets Panel will go blank. The weather Icon works, but when you click on it the gray panel appears. I have to end either restarting the machine, or force-close with Task Manager -> End Task.
I can't be certain but I think it started this after the latest update:
Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: 2024-02 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5034848). I'm running 23H2 build 22631.3235 on Win 11 Home. I have done no mods just vanilla Windows.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Intel i5 10400 HD630 graphics chip
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    i5-10400
    Memory
    12 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD630 chipset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24inch
    Hard Drives
    SSD, external usb drive 1tb for files/backups
    Keyboard
    wireless Logi
    Mouse
    ms 4000 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    10meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Win11 Home 23H2 22631.3737 6/11/24
Any help here? Windows 11 Widgets not opening, showing or are blank

You can also start a Command Prompt as Admin, then copy and paste or type the following Bold Command and press Enter.

DISM /Online /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RestoreHealth

after that is done type the following Bold command and press Enter

SFC /scannow

This will replace any missing system files.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Hello, :alien:

Usually, restarting Widgets using either option below will do the trick.


 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Thanks for the suggestions. DISM and SFC did not find any issues.
Widgets appeared to gray out again this morning, perhaps after I opened several articles.
Thanks @Brink for the info. I've been using 'task-kill' to restart this widgets.
Hopefully MS will notice or get enough reports to step-to-repo to 'fix' this issue.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Intel i5 10400 HD630 graphics chip
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    i5-10400
    Memory
    12 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD630 chipset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24inch
    Hard Drives
    SSD, external usb drive 1tb for files/backups
    Keyboard
    wireless Logi
    Mouse
    ms 4000 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    10meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Win11 Home 23H2 22631.3737 6/11/24

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