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0002496SpeedFanOtherpublic2017-12-12 19:27
Reporterbrat02 Assigned Toalfredo  
PriorityhighSeveritymajorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformPCOSWindows 7 EnterpriseOS Version64bit
Product Version4.51 
Summary0002496: Doesn't run automaticaly when Windows starts
DescriptionI have added speedfan.exe to my Startup folder first it worked fine but now I just get this error message:
error <speedfan driver not installed> is Speedfan service started?

I do not have speedfan service in the list to start it
TagsNo tags attached.
Motherboard ModelGigabyte z170x Gaming 3
Video Card ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti



2016-02-22 11:07


Speedfan.jpg (34,627 bytes)   
Speedfan.jpg (34,627 bytes)   


2016-02-24 22:42

reporter   ~0007962

looks like sometimes it works , sometimes it doesn't


2016-02-26 10:28

manager   ~0007963

There are multiple threads on this website about how to automatically start SpeedFan on startup. You might find useful hints in there.
Using the startup folder there are many drawbacks. Most likely, Windows didn't complete driver initialization before executing SpeedFan.


2016-03-01 00:48

reporter   ~0007966

could you give me a few links please?


2016-03-04 11:56

reporter   ~0007967

UP! still need help!


2016-03-04 11:58


Speedfan2.jpg (259,600 bytes)   
Speedfan2.jpg (259,600 bytes)   


2016-03-04 11:59

reporter   ~0007968

Last edited: 2016-03-04 11:59

New screenshot added, still the same error message on boot


2016-03-04 21:17

reporter   ~0007969

Same error here since quite a while. I think SF should support any type of startup. So the startup folder as well. Why can't SF just wait until the driver has completed the initialization? And exit with error after let's say 60 sec. if it could not connect to the driver?


2016-03-12 21:40

reporter   ~0007974

UP !!!


2016-03-31 19:15

reporter   ~0007978

I could solve the problem by changing the SF driver startup type to "System".
I did it with:


2017-01-31 15:37

reporter   ~0008465

@mdrmdr Thank you!
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit here. SpeedFan recently started doing this for me (showing the error message instead of initialising when launched from StartUp), and your post helped me solve the issue - it seems like it's in perfect working order now :)

Here are the steps to fix this issue:
1. Enter "Control Panel" > "Device Manager"
2. Enable "View" > "Show hidden devices"
3. Expand "Non-Plug and Play Drivers", find "speedfan" and double-click (or context menu > "Properties")
4. Go to the "Driver" tab and, in the "Startup" section, set "Type" to "System"

However, please correct me, if this setting is undesirable for any reason.


2017-03-16 15:37

reporter   ~0008475

Don't know about whether undesirable or not but I have a new method which has worked perfectly on three different laptops. I used nssm.exe to install SpeedFan as a Windows service (SpeedFan v4.52). If anyone is still interested, I would gladly share the steps for my procedure.......


2017-03-29 15:42

reporter   ~0008478

yrralrellim please share your procedure with me


2017-03-29 16:24

reporter   ~0008479

Stand by please ...... I am going over my procedure and making sure I have it written correctly. I will post my procedure ASAP.


2017-03-29 17:13

reporter   ~0008480

Last edited: 2017-03-29 19:54

Here you go brat02 .......... Please read through all of my steps before attempting this method to see if it suits you and to familiarize yourself a wee bit with my method.

1. Download speedfan from and install speedfan in the normal manner.
2. Configure speedfan precisely as you would like it to operate when it will be running. After configuring, make sure you have stopped the speedfan program.
3. Download nssm.exe (the Non-Sucking Service Manager) from
4. Unzip the downloaded nssm file and copy nssm.exe (64-bit) to the C:/Windows/System32 folder.
     [Commands for nssm can be found at:]
5. Remove (uninstall) the speedfan service using nssm (elevated cmd prompt) and be sure to reboot your machine.
6. Install speedfan service using nssm (elevated cmd prompt) and be sure to reboot your machine.
7. When Windows restarts, speedfan should be running exactly as you configured it to do, EXCEPT there will be no taskbar temperature icon.

I download, install & use CoreTemp to monitor temperature(s) as desired and so far this method had worked flawlessly for me.


2017-12-12 17:56

reporter   ~0008512

Same error i have to
on Windows 7 home basic 64 bit , Pentium G 3ghz and ga-b85m-hd3 motherboard
The speedfan versions i used are 4.51 and 4.52 , they dont work
Please repair them
Thank you


2017-12-12 19:26

reporter   ~0008513

Last edited: 2017-12-12 19:27

"To: "johnny85" -- Did you follow the exact installation procedure in my entry of 03-29-2017?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-02-21 02:11 brat02 New Issue
2016-02-21 02:11 brat02 Status new => assigned
2016-02-21 02:11 brat02 Assigned To => alfredo
2016-02-22 11:07 brat02 File Added: Speedfan.jpg
2016-02-24 22:42 brat02 Note Added: 0007962
2016-02-26 10:28 alfredo Note Added: 0007963
2016-02-26 10:28 alfredo Status assigned => acknowledged
2016-03-01 00:48 brat02 Note Added: 0007966
2016-03-04 11:56 brat02 Note Added: 0007967
2016-03-04 11:58 brat02 File Added: Speedfan2.jpg
2016-03-04 11:59 brat02 Note Added: 0007968
2016-03-04 11:59 brat02 Note Edited: 0007968
2016-03-04 21:17 mdrmdr Note Added: 0007969
2016-03-12 21:40 brat02 Note Added: 0007974
2016-03-31 19:15 mdrmdr Note Added: 0007978
2017-01-31 15:37 outfrost Note Added: 0008465
2017-03-16 15:37 yrralrellim Note Added: 0008475
2017-03-29 15:42 brat02 Note Added: 0008478
2017-03-29 16:24 yrralrellim Note Added: 0008479
2017-03-29 17:13 yrralrellim Note Added: 0008480
2017-03-29 17:14 yrralrellim Note Edited: 0008480
2017-03-29 19:54 yrralrellim Note Edited: 0008480
2017-12-12 17:56 jonny85 Note Added: 0008512
2017-12-12 19:26 yrralrellim Note Added: 0008513
2017-12-12 19:26 yrralrellim Note Edited: 0008513
2017-12-12 19:27 yrralrellim Note Edited: 0008513