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Windows 7: Startup problem related to User Acct. Control Setting


22 Dec 2009   #1

XPx64 Pro & Win7x64 Ultimate
 
 
Startup problem related to User Acct. Control Setting

Hope this hasn't been covered to death. I searched extensively and couldn't find quite the same problem.

I installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate over the weekend. I previously had Beta & RC as a dual boot in addition to XPx64. I'm now running Windows 7 alone, though I have the HDD with XPx64 set aside "just in case".

Everything has gone pretty well. A few driver/compatibility issues so far, but nothing major.

Now to the problem. At some point I decided I was sick of seeing the permission? pop-up showing up every time I opened an app., so I changed the User Account Control from "level 3" to "level 1". No problem here, I rebooted and restarted several times after this with no issues.

At some later point, the Action Center was warning me about the UAC, and I absentmindedly allowed it to reset that UAC setting.

The next time I turned the machine on, it hung up BIGTIME once the wallpaper & icons were visible. A couple gadgets weren't loading and any time I clicked with the mouse I would get the "not responding" message. It never got past this "stage"

I restarted the machine (via the reset button because nothing in Windows itself was responding) a few times with the same results. Eventually I Safe Moded and did a System Recovery to my last manual recovery point.

Rebooted and voila!, perfect startup 2 or 3 times consecutively.

Just the same, I tested this and reset the UAC up to "level 2", rebooted, and once again MAJOR hangup at exactly the same point as before.

I reset the UAC control back down manually, restarted and again, started up perfectly.

Anybody encounter this and/or figure out what the deal is with it? I might want it at "level 2" just to be secure.

System:
CPU -Intel Q9505 (2.83GHz) Quad Core
Motherboard -ASUS P5Q Deluze
RAM -8GB (Centon (4x2048MB) PC6400 DDR2 800MHz)
Video -EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Audio -Onboard w/SoundMax Driver
HDD1 (OS) -1TB Seagate Barracuda (SATA)
HDD2 (Media) -1.5TB Seagate (SATA)
HDD3 (Acronis) -500GB Samsung (SATA)
DVD R/RW -HP Lightscribe x2 (SATA)

Hauppauge TV Tuner Card
USB Hub Card

OS -Windows 7 Ultimate



My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello arpharazon,

I am not familiar with this problem. I just tried it myself, and I have no problems. I also tried Googling it, to no avail. Perhaps something corrupted.

First, try scanning for bad system files: Open an elevated command prompt, and type sfc /scannow.

If that does not work, you can try a Repair Install.

If bad comes to worst, a Clean Install should take care of it, and if it doesn't, we can do some more experimenting.

Good luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arpharazon View Post
Hope this hasn't been covered to death. I searched extensively and couldn't find quite the same problem.

I installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate over the weekend. I previously had Beta & RC as a dual boot in addition to XPx64. I'm now running Windows 7 alone, though I have the HDD with XPx64 set aside "just in case".

Everything has gone pretty well. A few driver/compatibility issues so far, but nothing major.

Now to the problem. At some point I decided I was sick of seeing the permission? pop-up showing up every time I opened an app., so I changed the User Account Control from "level 3" to "level 1". No problem here, I rebooted and restarted several times after this with no issues.

At some later point, the Action Center was warning me about the UAC, and I absentmindedly allowed it to reset that UAC setting.

The next time I turned the machine on, it hung up BIGTIME once the wallpaper & icons were visible. A couple gadgets weren't loading and any time I clicked with the mouse I would get the "not responding" message. It never got past this "stage"

I restarted the machine (via the reset button because nothing in Windows itself was responding) a few times with the same results. Eventually I Safe Moded and did a System Recovery to my last manual recovery point.

Rebooted and voila!, perfect startup 2 or 3 times consecutively.

Just the same, I tested this and reset the UAC up to "level 2", rebooted, and once again MAJOR hangup at exactly the same point as before.

I reset the UAC control back down manually, restarted and again, started up perfectly.

Anybody encounter this and/or figure out what the deal is with it? I might want it at "level 2" just to be secure.

System:
CPU -Intel Q9505 (2.83GHz) Quad Core
Motherboard -ASUS P5Q Deluze
RAM -8GB (Centon (4x2048MB) PC6400 DDR2 800MHz)
Video -EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Audio -Onboard w/SoundMax Driver
HDD1 (OS) -1TB Seagate Barracuda (SATA)
HDD2 (Media) -1.5TB Seagate (SATA)
HDD3 (Acronis) -500GB Samsung (SATA)
DVD R/RW -HP Lightscribe x2 (SATA)

Hauppauge TV Tuner Card
USB Hub Card

OS -Windows 7 Ultimate
Hi and welcome

i am not sure of you are having a true BSOD. If you are use these to help you find the dmp file created. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html. If not and it is just a hang or freeze you are going to need to find out why it is happening

As a start type eventvwr in search. go to the windows logs>application tab and look for errors (they have red in the left hand column). You are looking for app hangs, app crashes, etc. when you find them and there is a lot of data, use the built in snipping tool (type snipping in search) to make a screenshot and the attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip) on the reply form. see pics for all three

Ken J+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Dec 2009   #4

XPx64 Pro & Win7x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK, I think I did everything right (attachments below). Only a few "warnings" relating to Winlogin. The only "errors" are related to Acronis not working and they are much earlier in time than the current problem.

I included 1 of the Event Properties' specific info.

Hope this helps. I'm really only willing to do a repair at this point. Too much else has been installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arpharazon View Post
OK, I think I did everything right (attachments below). Only a few "warnings" relating to Winlogin. The only "errors" are related to Acronis not working and they are much earlier in time than the current problem.

I included 1 of the Event Properties' specific info.

Hope this helps. I'm really only willing to do a repair at this point. Too much else has been installed.
That could be why, you never know. It is probably a program interfering with the OS. When you do a Clean Install, you do 2 things:
  1. Create a fresh installation with no errors
  2. You get to reinstall all your programs one-by-one. If you're observant, perhaps you can figure out what the problem is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #6

XPx64 Pro & Win7x64 Ultimate
 
 

When I said a lots of apps, remember, I said none of them were installed just before this issue arose.

But maybe one of them is interfering after the fact somehow.


Edit: I did do an installation repair and have been able to change the UAC settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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