Non-admin users fail login with System Event Notification Servicefailure

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by John B, Feb 18, 2007.

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    John B Guest

    Here we go again. Microsoft is as it already, as is HP/Compaq.

    I just bought a new, Compaq Presario 6210 laptop that has Vista Home
    Premium installed on it. I created a new user account with
    non-administrative privileges for my wife. When I attempted to log in
    as her to test the account, the login failed with an error that "Windows
    could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service" at
    which point the laptop returns to the login screen.

    I logged back in as myself, was notified by the system that there was a
    problem with the System Event Notification Service service. I went into
    the Serivces area and verified that the service is showing up as

    Even after restarting the service, her account was unable to log on
    stating that Windows could not communicate with a service that is
    clearly running. This is ridiculous.

    The imbeciles at HP/Compaq - what a bunch of idiots - say that I need to
    rollback to a previous date which I flatly rejected as being a viable
    "solution". (I'm surprised that they didn't say to send the unit back
    for repairs!)

    Does anyone know how to solve this problem without having to have every
    account on the laptop an administrative account?
    John B, Feb 18, 2007
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    Penny Guest

    Penny, Feb 18, 2007
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    Penny Guest

    I'm having the same problem...If anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it!
    Penny, Feb 18, 2007
  4. Didn't have this problem but can suggest couple of things:

    You can make your wife's account member of Administrators group temporary,
    log in with it so the profile is created, then remove account from
    Administrators group and try to re-login.

    If this does not help, run MSCONFIG utility, go to Startup tab and sort by
    Manufacturer column. If there are any non-Microsoft startup entries, one of
    them can cause an error. You can disable them temporarily with msconfig to
    see if the problem goes away.
    Alexander Suhovey, Feb 18, 2007
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    service Guest

    Had the same problem. This problem is most probably due to the windows
    update kb930857 which was to fix a problem with windows error
    reporting service not asking for permission before sending
    information. The reason the problem has suddenly appeared is that you
    most probably have windows update set to automatically download and
    apply. You can fix the problem by going to programs windows upate and
    removing the update referenced above and changing you windows update
    option to download but approve so it is not automatically downloaded
    service, Mar 30, 2007
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    service Guest

    Probably should be more specific on removing updates in Vista:
    1. control panel
    2. windows update
    3. frequently asked questions
    4. Can I remove updates?
    5. Remove an update
    6. click to opem installed updates.
    service, Mar 30, 2007
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    dperrella Guest

    So far I'm underwhelmed with Vista. I miss XP more than I expected.
    Got a new ThinkPad yesterday, installed firefox, itunes and a couple of
    other programs and then let Windows update itself. Next reboot the PC
    took forever to start and I got this error and shortly after the PC
    spontaneously rebooted and took even longer to shut down. Removing an
    update is, of course, carefully hidden to prevent the user from
    accidentally doing what he wants.

    Installing iTunes was a lot of fun too. I downloaded the program and
    Windows then asked me if I wanted to run it, I say yes, Windows then
    waits about 30 seconds before warning me that some evil person (me) is
    trying to run a program on my computer, do I want to let it continue?,
    I click on options and tell it to always trust software from Apple in
    the hopes of answering this question less often. Windows then
    interrupted the installation process 5 (yes, five) more times to ask me
    if I wanted to let this installation continue. I disabled this
    "security" feature and now I get the little red security shield to
    scold me for being so reckless as to turn off this incredibly useless,
    stupid and annoying feature. I'm not sure if the update or my
    disabling of this annoyance is what is causing this error for me, but
    thanks for letting me know how to uninstall an update. Who knows how
    long it might have taken to figure out where MS had hidden that tool.

    Is Vista this much fun for everyone?
    dperrella, Dec 28, 2007
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    Not Me Guest

    I think you nailed it.
    Vista is as much fun as getting a beating every day.
    I can make it work, but it's a constant PITA.
    Unintutitve and muddled. Software by committee at it's worst.
    Not Me, Dec 28, 2007
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