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Windows 7: Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?

26 May 2013   #11
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm back. Here are my screenshots. I can't figure this one out.

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-7f1.png
This is the shortcut tab of the shortcut

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-7f2.png
This is the general tab of the task which launches speed fan.

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-7f3.png
This is the action performed by the task.

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-7f4.png
This is the general tab of the task which launches from startup.

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-7f5.png
This is the triggers tab of the task which launches from startup.

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-7f6.png
This is the action which the task which launches from startup performs.




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26 May 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

From the best I can tell, it looks like you didn't create the elevated shortcut using the tutorial below first.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
.....then afterwards, use the tutorial below to create a new task to run the actual shortcut created above at startup and log on.
Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
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26 May 2013   #13
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try to set a 30 second delay to get it to work. Worth a shot.

On the triggers tab> Advanced settings

Delay task for up to set for 30 seconds

Repeat task every set for 2 minutes

For a duration of set for 3 minutes

Put a check next to Stop all running tasks at end or repetition duration

This will apparently start a 2nd instance, then shut down the 1st allowing the settings to take hold

See if this works.

A Guy
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26 May 2013   #14
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
From the best I can tell, it looks like you didn't create the elevated shortcut using the tutorial below first.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

That would be the 3rd screenshot, with the cmd.exe command.

Quote:
.....then afterwards, use the tutorial below to create a new task to run the actual shortcut created above at startup and log on.
Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
This part is represented in 4th screenshot. I know it's hard to tell, but one is called "SpeedFan" (tutorial #1, launches speedfan). The other is called "SpeedFan Launcher" (tutorial #2) which launches the shortcut created in #1.
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26 May 2013   #15
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Try to set a 30 second delay to get it to work. Worth a shot.

On the triggers tab> Advanced settings

Delay task for up to set for 30 seconds

Repeat task every set for 2 minutes

For a duration of set for 3 minutes

Put a check next to Stop all running tasks at end or repetition duration

This will apparently start a 2nd instance, then shut down the 1st allowing the settings to take hold

See if this works.

A Guy
I tried this but still no speedfan. I'll keep looking. What I'm after is a task which launches the shortcut which launches speedfan, correct?
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26 May 2013   #16
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You do not need to use cmd.exe or a shortcut to start Speedfan in the task scheduler.

When in the task scheduler, under the Actions tab select browse and point to the Speedfan.exe file in Program Files (x86) and add /t to the Add arguments box if you want Speedfan to open minimized.
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26 May 2013   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
You do not need to use cmd.exe or a shortcut to start Speedfan in the task scheduler.

When in the task scheduler, under the Actions tab select browse and point to the Speedfan.exe file in Program Files (x86) and add /t to the Add arguments box if you want Speedfan to open minimized.
Not normally, but he's wanting to run SpeedFan at startup. Since SpeedFan runs as an elevated program, it will not be allowed to run at startup normally unless he uses a workaround such as this.
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26 May 2013   #18
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Brink,

I have used the method I suggested to run Speedfan at startup on all my Windows 7 systems with no issues
as long as run with highest privileges is checked.
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26 May 2013   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's worth a try then.
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26 May 2013   #20
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Is he running from a normal user account? I do normally use an account with administrator privileges.
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