Invalid zip code when running weather widgets

By on July 7, 2009 11:57:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

jag4710

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My computer was shutdown incorrectly when the breaker in my apartment went off. Now, when I run a weather widget, I get an invalid zip code error. I uninstalled and reinstalled DesktopX, but it didn't help. I cleared the widget cache, but I still get the same error. Does anyone have any suggestions? I never had any problems running anything in DesktopX before this.
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July 7, 2009 12:08:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Right click-Properties and re-type your location or zip code

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July 7, 2009 12:19:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm having the same problem today as well.

Zip retyped isn't accepted.  Cache cleared, widget reinstalled, reboot, doesn't help either.

It was working correctly yesterday and nothing has changed since.

Looking for solution as well.

 

 

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July 7, 2009 12:19:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't think it's because of your computer shutting down incorrectly cuz mine's doing it to. It started early this morning.

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July 7, 2009 12:21:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OOps cplair's quicker

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July 7, 2009 12:21:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

When the widgets starts up, the error pops up right away, even before I type in my zip code. Then when I do type it in, the error comes up again. Any other suggestions?

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July 7, 2009 12:28:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It sounds like it isn't my computer then since you guys are having the same problem. Thanks for letting me know. Does anyone know what is going on?

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July 7, 2009 12:32:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi,

I haven't been here for a while but I am running the same Richard Moyer Combined Weather Widget since he made it, Years?  Well today I got the same thing.  Wrong zip code.  I type my correct one in and it tells me it is invalid.

This has happened before and I empty my current theme, widget cache and reopen Desktop X.  That usually works, but not this time. I am getting the same error.  It then tells me Desktop X has encountered an error and needs to close.  I have rebooted, downloaded and loaded a new widget in case it had become corrupted, tried everything and still can not get a weather widget to work.  I even tried some other zip codes that I know and it still tells me it is incorrect.  Endless cycle. 

Can anyone give me some help on this?  Thanks in advance. 

Darco

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July 7, 2009 12:32:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah, it's not you. It doesn't matter what zip I type in the error occurs.

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July 7, 2009 12:33:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Perhaps the site of the weather( I don't know which site used the script) is down
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July 7, 2009 12:37:56 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I am using the Vienna desktop, and the weather jsut started doign this today. i can't even open it in the designer so that i can disable the weather.

This must be some problem with the weather host, perhaps they changed their format so that we can't leech weather form them anymore (whoever "they" are)....

Until this issue gets fixed my desktopx is useless!!! I hope this is resolved soon!

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July 7, 2009 12:40:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

weather.com

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July 7, 2009 12:41:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah, it appears that its a global problem.

That's cool, now I don't have to format my drive!

I guess Patience is the word of the day.

 

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July 7, 2009 12:43:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

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July 7, 2009 12:45:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Me too. Having the same problem. I deleted the weather.ini, and emptied the widget cache to no avail. Guess we'll have to wait it out.

 Also seems I have disappearing karma...lol. Is Zubaz around?  

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July 7, 2009 12:48:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

July works ok

so do my mycolors ones.

widgets don't.

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July 7, 2009 12:52:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Me too. Having the same problem. I deleted the weather.ini, and emptied the widget cache to no avail. Guess we'll have to wait it out

Our resident DX Guru confirms this as a global issue.

 

 

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July 7, 2009 12:53:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Weather.com is up and giving the correct weather for Pittsburgh, Pa. but I see they are offering their own weather for your desktop.  Maybe this has something to do with the problem.

My SysMetrix is getting it's weather from Allegheny County Airport and it is still working, but it doesn't have a five day weather forecast.   Whaaaaa!  I can't live without my weather widgets, I hope some brain can come up with a work around.

Darco

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July 7, 2009 1:01:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My SysMetrix is getting it's weather from Allegheny County Airport and it is still working, but it doesn't have a five day weather forecast. Whaaaaa! I can't live without my weather widgets, I hope some brain can come up with a work around

The OD 5 day Weather docklet is still working from AccuWeather.Com

But yeah, I need my widgets too!  Badly!

 

 

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July 7, 2009 1:05:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OK, nobody laugh, but can you tell me what forum I am posting this in?  I still have IE6 and can not see a forum title at the top.  I am only getting here from the recent forum activity.  I am afraid someone will post an answer and I will not be able to find it.  Thanks!

Darco

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July 7, 2009 1:16:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Darco,
OK, nobody laugh, but can you tell me what forum I am posting this in?  I still have IE6 and can not see a forum title at the top.  I am only getting here from the recent forum activity.  I am afraid someone will post an answer and I will not be able to find it.  Thanks!

Darco

Invalid zip code when running weather widgets

Save this page in your IE Favorites then delete it after we get a solution Darco

 

Quoting bilbo1930,
yeah..  all weather widget stopped working now, except the accuwether's widgets.. 

Bilbo, with both you and Jim here, I know sooner or later we'll have a fix coming!

  

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July 7, 2009 1:21:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It would be nice if somebody could make us a script for accuweather since they don't seem to have a problem. I tried to import a script but there's no import button for DX's script editor.

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July 7, 2009 1:38:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

yeah..  all weather widget stopped working now, except the accuwether's widgets.. 

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July 7, 2009 1:40:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Help Us!!! We're going thru withdrawl!!!!

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July 7, 2009 1:56:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Most of the user created widgit use _martin_s base which uses weather.com

If they made a change . .  fail for us.

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July 7, 2009 2:07:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
Most of the user created widgit use _martin_s base which uses weather.com

If they made a change . .  fail for us.

Should we scramble for a fix?  Or do we wait for this to correct itself Zu?

 

 

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