Cannot get HWiNFO to autostart

pi-town

New Member
When I check the autostart box in settings, the error message "hwinfo cannot install the hwinfo driver..." pops up. In order to get HWiNFO working again, I must terminate the process in Task Manager and then proceed with opening the app. I would like this program to autostart but I am unsure what is causing the error. The only other apps I have set to autostart are Discord, Nvidia Control Panel, SignalRGB and Logitech GHub. Any help is much appreciated.
 

Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
This might indicate something is not allowing HWiNFO to run with Administrative rights or some anti-virus software is blocking it.
 

pi-town

New Member
Is there a reason why it (anti-virus software) would block HWiNFO at start up but then allow HWiNFO to open after I terminate the process in Task Manager and then reopen HWiNFO?
 
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Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
Does the account under which you run have Administrative rights? You might also check properties of the HWiNFO task in Task Scheduler.
 

LiveOrDie

Member
I had this issue before when updating, I ended up deleting the folder and redownloading it and then setting the settings again, for some reasons if you update it or paste it over the top it doesn't auto start any more.
 
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