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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001751SpeedFanOtherpublic2011-02-15 23:39
ReporterWAWood2011 Assigned Toalfredo  
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformDesktop PCOSWindow 7 64-bitOS VersionProfessional
Product Version4.43 beta 
Summary0001751: Will not launch on startup even with shortcut in Startup folder
DescriptionRunning both Win7 32-bit and 64 bit on same PC.

In 32-bit, Speedfan shortcut in Startup folder caused it to be launched with Windows.

In 64-bit, same setup results in NO launch. Have reduced UAC to lowest level (as a test); still no launch.
Steps To ReproduceAdd shortcut for SpeedFan to default startup folder:
\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Double-click icon to confirm that SpeedFan launches
Click approval popup but lower UAC to lowest level
Exit and restart PC
Wait for a while and confirm that Speedfan is NOT running.
TagsNo tags attached.
Motherboard ModelAMD GA-890GPA-UD3H
Video Card ModelAMD HD 4290 IGP



2011-02-13 00:14

reporter   ~0005833

Please use the Windows Task Scheduler to start Speedfan automatically with elevated privileges.


2011-02-13 17:34

reporter   ~0005834

Last edited: 2011-02-13 17:49

OK, I'll give that a try and report back. Thanks for the quick response.

Update: Added it to task manager, set it to run with highest privileges. Task manager says it's running -- but I know it's not.


2011-02-13 19:25

reporter   ~0005835

Last edited: 2011-02-13 19:25

Do you mean that you have added it to the task scheduler? So you added the startup task and task manager shows the process, but you can't see Speedfan in your taskbar/tray?


2011-02-14 02:54

reporter   ~0005837

Kind of ... Task Scheduler shows the task as "running" but there's no icon in the system tray and Task Manager does not list it in the set of running processes.

When I then click the desktop icon shortcut, I get the UAC panel, OK that, and the icon does show up in the tray.


2011-02-14 06:56

reporter   ~0005838

Have you deleted the entry in the start up folder? What are your settings for the task? Can you enter the path that you specified for your task under "Run"? Does Speedfan start then?


2011-02-15 04:03

reporter   ~0005839

I have deleted the entry from the startup folder.

The task setting are:
Name: speedfan
Location: \
Description: Starts speedfan
Trigger: At system startup
Actions: Start a program "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe"
Settings: allow task to be run on demand, In the running task does not end when requested, force it to stop

When I enter the path from the shortcut, two things happen:
1) Task starts
2) Does NOT display the HDD SMART info at all

When I double-click the same desktop shortcut, two things happen:
1) UAC prompt appears
2) Displays ALL the temps, including the HDD Smart temps


2011-02-15 08:13

reporter   ~0005840

Last edited: 2011-02-15 08:13

Please try user log on instead of system startup (for the task) and check "run with highest privileges" if it's not yet selected.

It's normal that Speedfan doesn't show HDD data when run without admin rights (your first scenario)

Since the path works fine, the problem can't be Speedfan. So the cause is probably the task settings.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-02-12 20:12 WAWood2011 New Issue
2011-02-12 20:12 WAWood2011 Status new => assigned
2011-02-12 20:12 WAWood2011 Assigned To => alfredo
2011-02-13 00:14 norman02us Note Added: 0005833
2011-02-13 17:34 WAWood2011 Note Added: 0005834
2011-02-13 17:49 WAWood2011 Note Edited: 0005834
2011-02-13 19:25 norman02us Note Added: 0005835
2011-02-13 19:25 norman02us Note Edited: 0005835
2011-02-14 02:54 WAWood2011 Note Added: 0005837
2011-02-14 06:56 norman02us Note Added: 0005838
2011-02-15 04:03 WAWood2011 Note Added: 0005839
2011-02-15 08:13 norman02us Note Added: 0005840
2011-02-15 08:13 norman02us Note Edited: 0005840
2011-02-15 23:39 alfredo Status assigned => acknowledged