[SOLVED] SpeedFan Won't Boot at Start Up

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accesscpu_

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I recently installed SpeedFan to control my overly noisy case fans. Best I can tell, it doesn't have a "start at boot" option. I tried the typical solution, which was to throw a shortcut that points to the exe into the StartUp folder. That works for other apps just fine. But not SpeedFan. It simply refused to load automatically unless I manually launch it. Why is that, and why is the StartUp folder not doing its job and triggering it? I even tried creating a scheduled task that would launch it at boot, but it never does (Windows just says "task not yet run" in the note).
 
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Hi, I don't use SpeedFan (SF), but I think I helped someone with this issue before. It turned out the issue is that SF wants to load as admin, and you can't easily load apps at startup as admin (or else you would have 20 popups from apps wanting admin access to run at startup).

A scheduled task would be my recommendation but I guess you already tried that. Previous post that I made: https://forums.tomshardware.com/thr...permission-to-commonly-used-programs.3664902/

My guess is something is wrong with the task you created. Maybe an incorrect setting. They are complicated to create, have alot of settings and everything must be right.

I would consider deleting the task and starting all over...

gardenman

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Hi, I don't use SpeedFan (SF), but I think I helped someone with this issue before. It turned out the issue is that SF wants to load as admin, and you can't easily load apps at startup as admin (or else you would have 20 popups from apps wanting admin access to run at startup).

A scheduled task would be my recommendation but I guess you already tried that. Previous post that I made: https://forums.tomshardware.com/thr...permission-to-commonly-used-programs.3664902/

My guess is something is wrong with the task you created. Maybe an incorrect setting. They are complicated to create, have alot of settings and everything must be right.

I would consider deleting the task and starting all over again. Using the info on this page should help: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...shortcut-without-uac-prompt-windows-10-a.html

If you can't get it working, take screenshots of ALL of the task's settings and upload them to imgur.com and link to them here and I'll look for more info.
 
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accesscpu_

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Hi, I don't use SpeedFan (SF), but I think I helped someone with this issue before. It turned out the issue is that SF wants to load as admin, and you can't easily load apps at startup as admin (or else you would have 20 popups from apps wanting admin access to run at startup).

A scheduled task would be my recommendation but I guess you already tried that. Previous post that I made: https://forums.tomshardware.com/thr...permission-to-commonly-used-programs.3664902/

My guess is something is wrong with the task you created. Maybe an incorrect setting. They are complicated to create, have alot of settings and everything must be right.

I would consider deleting the task and starting all over again. Using the info on this page should help: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...shortcut-without-uac-prompt-windows-10-a.html

If you can't get it working, take screenshots of ALL of the task's settings and upload them to imgur.com and link to them here and I'll look for more info.

Thanks for the help! I need one thing though before I can try this though.

I can't do the typical, right-click>>new>shortcut that is usually suggested, because I removed that via the registry long ago. It was always getting in my way and generated annoying things I didn't want when clicking it by accident. And I've honestly never needed it until now. Can you tell me where the Shortcut Wizard sits on Windows 10 so I can open it manually?
 

gardenman

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It looks like you'll have to create a quick VBS script to run it. Instructions can be found here. When running the first script listed, you'll first have to enter the full path and filename to the shortcut (usually a .LNK file). The 2nd question you enter the full path and filename to run the task.
 

accesscpu_

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Thanks to everyone who helped with this! The solution was to "send to desktop" from the task manager app itself and use the shortcut to point to the task. Then dropped it into start-up folder. Really appreciated this forum!
 
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