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  • I installed windows 7 over vista, the side bar in the admin account I believe is causing just my admin account to crash the computer giving me the blue screen of death. is there a way to fix it or should I delet that account? I can get into the other accounts on the system, I even created another admin account, but I dont know what to do about the original admin account.
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 5:08 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    This may be because at your system UAC might be disabled. Hence you are getting the blue screen. z

    In Windows 7, disabling UAC also causes the gadgets to stop working. The reason for this is that Microsoft made the assumption that the sidebar process would never be run in an elevated state.  So when you try to start it with UAC disabled it detects that it would have to run elevated, so it just does nothing to abide by the pre-set rules set by Microsoft. This might help:
    1. How to Enable Sidebar & Desktop Gadget with Disable/Turned Off UAC in windows 7

      1. Click on start and type regedit on search bar

      2. Now navigate to follow registry key in left pan of registry editor

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings

      3. Right Click in right pan of registry editor to Create A New DWORD(32 Bit Value) with name “AllowElevatedProcess” and set value as “1”.

      4. Now close registry editor

      5. Right click on desktop and add desktop gadgets to confirm Desktop gadget and sidebar working properly

      You can download AllowElevatedProcess.reg and double click on AllowElevatedProcess.reg file to add registry entry.

      Hope this HELPS.

      Thanks

      Kala

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Wednesday, August 5, 2009 11:23 AM
    Monday, August 3, 2009 7:42 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This may be because at your system UAC might be disabled. Hence you are getting the blue screen. z

    In Windows 7, disabling UAC also causes the gadgets to stop working. The reason for this is that Microsoft made the assumption that the sidebar process would never be run in an elevated state.  So when you try to start it with UAC disabled it detects that it would have to run elevated, so it just does nothing to abide by the pre-set rules set by Microsoft. This might help:
    1. How to Enable Sidebar & Desktop Gadget with Disable/Turned Off UAC in windows 7

      1. Click on start and type regedit on search bar

      2. Now navigate to follow registry key in left pan of registry editor

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings

      3. Right Click in right pan of registry editor to Create A New DWORD(32 Bit Value) with name “AllowElevatedProcess” and set value as “1”.

      4. Now close registry editor

      5. Right click on desktop and add desktop gadgets to confirm Desktop gadget and sidebar working properly

      You can download AllowElevatedProcess.reg and double click on AllowElevatedProcess.reg file to add registry entry.

      Hope this HELPS.

      Thanks

      Kala

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Wednesday, August 5, 2009 11:23 AM
    Monday, August 3, 2009 7:42 PM
  • Nope, did not work. I was able to do what you told me, but is still crashes when I get into the admin account. I was able to get into the other accounts and even create a new admin account.
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1:56 PM
  • I installed windows 7 over vista,
    That was asking for troubles.
    Regards Picsoe
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 6:00 PM
  • yeah, I know, THAT was a lot of help. LOL. Any ideas? I dont know if I can delete the old admin account or not. I have another admin account going and I can get into that one, but not the old one. I dont want to make my problems worse.
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 6:08 PM
  • yeah, I know, THAT was a lot of help. LOL. Any ideas? I dont know if I can delete the old admin account or not. I have another admin account going and I can get into that one, but not the old one. I dont want to make my problems worse.

    I have made the same mistake at first :-))

    The only solution : do a clean install, it solved all my troubles.
    I'll never do an MS upgrade anymore, that I know now.


    Regards Picsoe
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 6:18 PM