Reasons for a black screen error on Windows® 7 due to problems with User Account Control
How can you solve a black screen error because of problems with User Account Control?
User Account Control (UAC) is a feature that gives permission to standard users to perform a particular task without logging in as administrator. Sometimes the UAC in Windows 7 shows a black screen. This may due to certain issues. But the symptoms are very distinct. If you start your computer with Windows 7, it appears normal. But when you logon it shows a black screen. If you have seen these symptoms you can try ‘black screen fix’. This will solve your problem of the black screen. This will restore your desktop icons and taskbar. To fix this problem, you can simply download ‘black screen fix’ from the Internet and run the program on your computer. If your computer is infected with viruses or malware, the shell program on your system may not work properly and might show a black screen.
Points below will give you more information about tips to fix UAC black screen issues in Windows 7:
- Disable Secure Desktop
- Hot Fix Tool
- Disable UAC completely
Disable Secure Desktop
The black screen issue can be solved by turning off the Secure Desktop feature. To turn off Secure Desktop, you have to change one registry value. First you have to click on the ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Run’. Then type ‘regedit’ in the command box. It will open the registry window. After that, browse to the following registry key ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem’. Then you have to double click on ‘PromptOnSecureDesktop’ and you have to change the value from 1 to 0. This will disable the secure desktop feature.
Hot Fix Tool
If Windows 7 freezes at a black screen, you can check Microsoft website and request for the Hot Fix Tool. You will get an e-mail from Microsoft Support with the link to download the tool. You can download the tool and extract it. After that, unzip the files and run them on your computer. This will help you to fix the black screen issue on Windows 7.
If you are using Windows 7, you can simply disable the UAC control to get rid of black screen error. For this click on the ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’. Then you have to select the ‘User Account Control Settings’. Then you have to drag the slider until you see ‘Do Not Dim My Desktop’. Click on that and click ‘ok’ to save the changes.
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