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

26 May 2013   #21
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes this is all under admin. I can get it to launch using a task, however no dice on the notification which is what I am really after here.


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27 May 2013   #22
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Solved

Ok, here's what you need to get speedfan to startup AND give you the notification, all of it elevated:

1) SpeedFan Shortcut Launcher

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-sf1.png Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-sf2.png Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-sf3.png

This task launches "sdfn", which is the task created Brink's first tutorial.
But SpeedFan requires 2 starts, 1 for the process, and 1 for the notification. This one is for the notification and is 30 second delayed.

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2) Launch SpeedFan the process

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-sf4.png Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-sf5.png Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-sf6.png

This task starts the speedfan process. You will hear your fans kick down about 10 seconds after log
in.

Not true you can do it with just the first part now that the "Add Arguments" was added. I will leave the 2nd part just because it does work, but it launches a 2nd session of SpeedFan which is no good when you're trying to control fan speeds.


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27 May 2013   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted TrunkMonkey. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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27 May 2013   #24
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah you were right. What I was missing was the "add arguments" part of the SHORTCUT. You may want to look at the tutorial. I very well may have just missed it, but it seemed like that wasn't clear enough. Probably because it's a shortcut to a TASK, and not a program. Maybe worth mentioning.
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27 May 2013   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I added a tip under step 15 to help with that.

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
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27 May 2013   #26
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it sorted I mentioned starting a 2nd and then stopping the first

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That is said to fix the issue of it wanting interaction.

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21 Sep 2013   #27
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can't get this to work again

After a fresh install of Win 7 I'm again trying to get SpeedFan to start up. So I followed the 2 tutorials to the letter and have yet to make it work again. I think part of my problem may lie here:

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-capture.png

When you browse to the target shortcut, you get this:

Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?-capture2.png

That path is where the short cut POINTS TO (Task Scheduler), instead of pointing to the shortcut itself and running it.

I have also tried "C:\SpeedFanStart" and "C:\SpeedFanStart.lnk" however neither has worked (I put the shortcut in the root directory of the C: drive)

I know the shortcut works, as I can double click on it and SpeedFan starts running.

Help


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21 Sep 2013   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

TrunkMonkey,

The issue is that Windows will not run elevated programs at startup by default.

If you like, instead of doing that, you could use the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut of SpeedFan, then place the elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Sep 2013   #29
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hey Brink,

Thanks for the reply. However I have already completed the tutorial and have a fully functioning shortcut which launches SpeedFan with no UAC prompt. It just won't start up. I'm wondering if it's something to do with Step 16 in the "How to Create a Task to Run a Program at Startup and Log On in Windows 7" tutorial. You show it launching a program or .exe, which you can browse to. However when I browse to my shortcut created in the first tutorial, it shows the path in my attached picture. I was hoping that would help. Read my post again and see what you think the problem is.

Thanks.
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22 Sep 2013   #30
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Easy Fix

It finally dawned on me to simply try dumping the shortcut which launches SpeedFan without UAC prompt into the Startup folder in the START menu. Voila, SpeedFan runs at startup without issue.

From what I can gather, the tutorial "How to Create a Task to Run a Program at Startup and Log On in Windows 7" works for executable files, but not for launching shortcuts which point to Scheduled Tasks. However, I could be wrong...

Regardless, problem solved!
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