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Fans are not spinning at all if HWINFO is not started
#1
Hi,

Thanks for the cool program, find it really useful to control my Alienware 15 R2 laptop's fans, but have few issues:

1. I have autostart enabled with Show sensors at startup, but after system restart, fans are not spinning at all, until I click on red box button that opens fans window. 
This happened after first system restart after installing HWINFO, CPU fans are not spinning at all until I click that red button
2. As a result of 1., I cannot use other OS, like ubuntu or uninstall HWINFO - CPU fans are simply not working. 

Please assist, that really limits usage of my device


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#2
Please open the HWiNFO64.INI file using Notepad and at the end add this line:
OpenFanCtrlMin=1

That will start the fan control window automatically when HWiNFO starts, so you should no longer need to activate the custom fan control manually.
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#3
(05-27-2016, 08:55 PM)Martin Wrote: Please open the HWiNFO64.INI file using Notepad and at the end add this line:
OpenFanCtrlMin=1

That will start the fan control window automatically when HWiNFO starts, so you should no longer need to activate the custom fan control manually.

Martin, thanks for quick response, this works.

Would you please advise how can I fix problem of not working fans until HWINFO starts? Say I want to use different OS or uninstall HWINFO? 

I am sure that after I installed HWINFO and restarted machine at first time, OS/BIOS stopped controlling fans
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#4
You might try a full power off cycle - power off the machine, remove battery and power adapter, wait a few minutes and then power on.
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(05-28-2016, 06:51 PM)Martin Wrote: You might try a full power off cycle - power off the machine, remove battery and power adapter, wait a few minutes and then power on.

Hi Martin, I seem to be having the same issue except I have an Alienware 17 R3. My fans no longer spin on idle until under heavy load when using the "system auto" setting in hwinfo fan control. The fans used to spin on idle and now have higher system temps during idle and load and the bottom of laptop gets hotter on idle. How can I disable/remove anything which hwinfo64 did in order to get my system back to factory state in regards to fan controls? I previously had this issue but it was due to the power options in windows being set to "Passive cooling" for the CPU. Things I have tried: 

-uninstalled hwinfo64
-power cycled system w/ removing battery
-reset bios to optimized
-reflashed bios
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#6
HWiNFO doesn't perform any persistent changes to the machine.
The actions you have done should be more than enough to revert everything back to default control. If you think it still doesn't work, then I'm afraid the problem must be somewhere else.
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(07-24-2016, 08:21 AM)Martin Wrote: HWiNFO doesn't perform any persistent changes to the machine.
The actions you have done should be more than enough to revert everything back to default control. If you think it still doesn't work, then I'm afraid the problem must be somewhere else.
Thanks for the reply Martin. I will try downgrading my bios to a known good version. I suspect it may be a bios issue and not HWiNFO related. Anyway thanks for the great program HWiNFO I use it on a daily basis for monitor system temps and cpu/gpu frequencies.
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