Not all widgets and software works on all machines. Going back to what worked is about all one needs to do.
windows displays the active desktop recovery page (the white one with a hazard sign in blue) once in a while after i boot up my computer. i think it started after i installed yahoo! widgets. i've uninstalled it since then, but the active desktop recovery page still shows up sometimes. i do not see any pattern in its appearance - i would say it's just random, but i could be wrong. i could be wrong about it being related to yahoo! widgets as well.
i'm running on windows xp home, and i only have one account for this laptop.
as an aside, what system diagnostic tool would you recommend? i need to clean up my computer because it takes a while to shut down and boot up now.