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0001681SpeedFanUser interfacepublic2010-10-30 14:01
Reporterhnyman Assigned Toalfredo  
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformIntel DH57JGOSWindows 7 ProOS Versionx64
Product Version4.41 beta 
Summary0001681: 442b4 opens sometimes with clipped window
DescriptionSometimes the UI of 442b4 opens clipped (like in the attached picture), so that the Speedfan main window is missing major parts from the right side and bottom.

If the window has opened crippled, then I can't resize the window (and minimising/re-opening the windows doesn't help). It will remain crippled for the whole session.

Steps To ReproduceI am starting Speedfan by using a Windows task in Task Scheduler, which starts Speedfan "with highest priviledges" at system bootup, as that seems to be the only practical way to get Speedfan to start at system boot-up in 64bit Windows 7.

It does not happen always, maybe 2 out of 3.
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Motherboard ModelIntel DH57JG
Video Card Model



2010-10-22 18:23


Speedfan442b4Capture.JPG (30,858 bytes)   
Speedfan442b4Capture.JPG (30,858 bytes)   


2010-10-30 11:30


Speedfan442b4wherePause.PNG (50,907 bytes)   
Speedfan442b4wherePause.PNG (50,907 bytes)   


2010-10-30 11:31



2010-10-30 11:31



2010-10-30 11:43

reporter   ~0005453

Last edited: 2010-10-30 11:44

I have monitored the clipping behaviour further. It doe not happen always, but maybe 2/3 of the time.

When it happens, the Speedfan window first opens in regular size, then the Speedfan startup continues for a while. At one point there seems to be a long wait, maybe 10-15 seconds, after which the window gets clipped and Speedfan then continues its startup.

From Speedfan's console:
Scanning ISA BUS at $0680...
Found Intel QST 2.x
-----> 15 sec pause and window clipping happening is here <-----
Found ST9500420AS on AdvSMART
Found Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 660 @ 3.33GHz

(I attached a screenshot, where I have indicated the place where it happens.)

I have attached debug.nfo files for both a normal successful startup and for a failed clipped startup. When looking those files, the failed startup takes about 50 secs, failed the successful takes 30 secs.

It seems to me that there is a USB related pause of 7-8 secs mentioned in two places in the failed startup log:

30.10.2010 12:22:44 - Server Connect took 19 ms to execute
30.10.2010 12:22:52 - Find USB Controllers took 7421 ms to execute
30.10.2010 12:22:52 - DeviceID=PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B3C&SUBSYS_474A8086&REV_06\3&33

30.10.2010 12:22:53 - Name=Generic USB Hub
30.10.2010 12:22:53 - USB Drive Search took 8920 ms to execute
30.10.2010 12:22:53 - Find 1394 Controllers took 31 ms to execute

With the failed startup, there is an 8 sec wait right at the start:
30.10.2010 12:22:13 - CPU#0.MSR[$1B]=00000000FEE00900
30.10.2010 12:22:13 - CPU#1.MSR[$1B]=00000000FEE00800
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CPU#2.MSR[$1B]=00000000FEE00800
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CPU#3.MSR[$1B]=00000000FEE00800
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.02
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.03
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.04
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.05
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.06
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.07
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.08
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.09
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.10
30.10.2010 12:22:14 - CollectCPUDataInternal.11
30.10.2010 12:22:22 - SpeedFan version : SpeedFan 4.42 beta 4
30.10.2010 12:22:22 - Command line : "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\speedfan.e
30.10.2010 12:22:22 - FORMCREATE : before icon support

Additionally, neither with a successful nor a failed startup there is any initial fan ramp-up to 100%, like there has usually been.


2010-10-30 13:21

manager   ~0005454

My guess is that there is something that changes the video resolution. SpeedFan sometimes finds the resolution properly set and sometimes it doesn't. You might delay SpeedFan's startup.
When you start a software using a different user, you should make sure that the software will access the same files.


2010-10-30 14:01

reporter   ~0005455

> My guess is that there is something that changes the video resolution.

Speedfan window gets clipped from the same position independent of the window's location on the screen.

I initially thought, too, that it might be related to screen size detection, but that would then cause the Speedfan window getting clipped differently depending on the window's position on the desktop, wouldn't it? It seems to be getting clipped always from the same point in Speedfan window independent of the window position at desktop.

I might try delaying the start somehow. but it is a bit difficult as I have to start Speedfan as a task in Task scheduler. Or have you figured out any other good way to start Speedfan in an Win7 x64 system? (without running as administrator it doesn't detect any fans in x64 systems with QST, and that "run as admin" seems to only work through a task.)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-10-22 18:23 hnyman New Issue
2010-10-22 18:23 hnyman Status new => assigned
2010-10-22 18:23 hnyman Assigned To => alfredo
2010-10-22 18:23 hnyman File Added: Speedfan442b4Capture.JPG
2010-10-30 11:30 hnyman File Added: Speedfan442b4wherePause.PNG
2010-10-30 11:31 hnyman File Added: debug - ok normal window.nfo
2010-10-30 11:31 hnyman File Added: debug - clipped window.nfo
2010-10-30 11:43 hnyman Note Added: 0005453
2010-10-30 11:44 hnyman Note Edited: 0005453
2010-10-30 13:21 alfredo Note Added: 0005454
2010-10-30 13:21 alfredo Status assigned => acknowledged
2010-10-30 14:01 hnyman Note Added: 0005455