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Solved Programs not opening on startup


SLeePYG72786

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#1
I have a few programs that aren't starting up when I boot into Windows 8 Pro x64 (final):

3 programs I made myself (very simple, uses registry key for starting at boot)
CleanMem Free
Peerblock
RealTemp

I've tried placing them into the startup folder (AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup), and that doesn't work. I have Windows Defender disabled and my antivirus isn't blocking them at all. Just in case this helps at all, I'm using Stardock Start8 v1.00 (latest).

EDIT > Just started using Task Scheduler and that works (the only thing I've found that works), so I'm marking this as resolved. Reference to posts #14 & #15 in this thread. (#14 could help developers trying to get their applications to start at boot - I've not tested it.)
 
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SLeePYG72786

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#3
Not starting at all. If there's any other info that could help, I'd be obliged to submit it.
 

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    Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SZ1K BIOS)
    Memory
    4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 933MHz (5-6-6-22)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 460 SE v2 1GB
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VH202T-P [ 20" ]
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
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SLeePYG72786

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#5
Yes they do, and they still don't work. I've done a lot of Googling, and no answers.
 

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    EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SZ1K BIOS)
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    4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 933MHz (5-6-6-22)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 460 SE v2 1GB
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VH202T-P [ 20" ]
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
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SLeePYG72786

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#6
Bump please.
 

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    Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) @ 3.3GHz
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    EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SZ1K BIOS)
    Memory
    4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 933MHz (5-6-6-22)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 460 SE v2 1GB
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VH202T-P [ 20" ]
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
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    Antec EA-750 (750W)
    Case
    NZXT Tempest
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SLeePYG72786

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#8
For every program? No. They work just fine, but won't startup on boot.
 

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    Windows 8 Pro x64
    CPU
    Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SZ1K BIOS)
    Memory
    4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 933MHz (5-6-6-22)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 460 SE v2 1GB
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VH202T-P [ 20" ]
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
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    Antec EA-750 (750W)
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    NZXT Tempest
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SLeePYG72786

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#9
Can anybody help me with this?
 

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    Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) @ 3.3GHz
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    EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SZ1K BIOS)
    Memory
    4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 933MHz (5-6-6-22)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 460 SE v2 1GB
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VH202T-P [ 20" ]
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
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SLeePYG72786

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#11
Again, no. They do not. They all must be started manually.
 

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    Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SZ1K BIOS)
    Memory
    4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 933MHz (5-6-6-22)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 460 SE v2 1GB
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VH202T-P [ 20" ]
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
    Seagate Barracuda 120GB ATA-100
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    Antec EA-750 (750W)
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    NZXT Tempest
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liakou

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#12
Ok, I had a similar problem with you, startup programs not starting up until i disabled "Hybrid Shutdown", so you might wanna try it as well and see if it works:
Go to Control panel->Power options and on the left side choices, click "Change what the power buttons do".
On the new window, scroll down to "Shutdown settings" and you'll see an option "Turn on fast startup (recommended)".
Uncheck this option and save changes. Shut down and power up your PC again to see if the problem is gone..or not.. Hope it helps.
 

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#13
I have the same problem. Some startup programs not starting up when Windows starts.

I put the shortcuts in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp".

If I put a shortcut to something like "Paint" or "Calculator" in the startup, it will work. If I put a shortcut for my batch file which delays the startup of my DVR program, or a shortcut for program for my hand-held remote control, they don't startup with Windows.

I had already discovered the "Fast Startup" option mentioned, and turned it off.

Additional notes:

UAC is completely disabled.
I have successfully used Task Scheduler to run the programs in question at startup. It's a shame to have to resort to this.
 
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bwood720

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#14
I was having the same problem. I tried adding them via both locations for the start menu (all users and my user account), tried adding the programs via group policy, even in the registry. I never thought to try the task scheduler. In all cases, they would show up in the startup tab in task manager, but never actually start on their own. I then saw this post and it gave me the idea to add the registry entry in the wow6432node. I added the programs there and now everything launches like it should. I wonder if MS broke this recently with a recent windows update. I can't imagine something this important pass under the radar from the beginning of its development.
 

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SLeePYG72786

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#15
Already tried disabling Fast Startup - didn't work. Thanks though. I just started using Task Scheduler and that works fine (make sure to set it to 'at log on' as any user or it won't work.

@ bwood720 - I'd rather not rewrite my programs just to change the registry key. I'll just stick to using Task Scheduler which is a retarded way of having to do it.

EDIT > I'll mark this as solved and update my OP.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    CPU
    Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SZ1K BIOS)
    Memory
    4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 933MHz (5-6-6-22)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 460 SE v2 1GB
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VH202T-P [ 20" ]
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
    Seagate Barracuda 120GB ATA-100
    PSU
    Antec EA-750 (750W)
    Case
    NZXT Tempest
    Cooling
    Stock
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    Logitech K350
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    Logitech MK510
    Internet Speed
    12Mb/s down - 4Mb/s up

archp2008

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#16
Already tried disabling Fast Startup - didn't work. Thanks though. I just started using Task Scheduler and that works fine (make sure to set it to 'at log on' as any user or it won't work.

@ bwood720 - I'd rather not rewrite my programs just to change the registry key. I'll just stick to using Task Scheduler which is a retarded way of having to do it.

EDIT > I'll mark this as solved and update my OP.
I could not get a program to start either by adding a shortcut to startup folder or by scheduling it in task manager. In task manager it just says "queued" with a clock appearing on the taskbar even though it is set to start at login. Fast login has already disabled because it is known to cause disk corruption which happened to me earlier. This startup failure problem is unique to Win8/8.1 It is strange that some people have got it to work, though.
 

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miken

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#17
solved similar problem

On Win10, Startup folder programs will not run if they require Administrator access. I don't know if 8.x has the same restriction. If so, this workaround might help: To run a program requiring admin access at startup in Windows 10, just create a shortcut (anywhere, I used the Startup folder itself) with "run as administrator" checked, then create a short batch file in the startup folder and use the 'start' command to launch the shortcut (omit the .lnk extension and the path, else start won't work, so use 'cd' to change to the shortcut directory first). Example:

@echo off
cd "C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"
start ThrottleStop
 

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