Wordpress widgets not saving

I have a wordpress self hosted blog on anothe server and have not had this issue before.
Basically when I make widget changes or additions they do not hold in the dashboard.
They are on the blog, but when I pull up widgets everything is blank. I make a change, it changes it on the blog (and erases all others unless I put everything back on), but if I log out of the admin panel, the next time I go in everything is gone again.
Obviously this is a big issue in setting up and maintaining blog…any thoughts?
I am using the theme: Disconnected 1.3.0
I tried 2 browsers - both Firefox and Safari.