widgets won't appear


I did some maintenance tasks and my widgets disappeared. I go to the corner of the screen and it dims like the widgets should pop up, but nothing appears. When I click the X, I am unable to get any widget to stick on the screen. They just blink and then vanish. Any ideas?


I had this happen when 'test-driving' a iMac on display at Micro Center Mall and it was doing the same thing. Never did find out why. Something with dashboard. I still have 10.3.9 so I have no way to test anything.