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MSI Afterburner causing bootloops

Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:41 pm

Hi, I wanted to try using MSI Afterburner to regulate the fan on my 7970, but for some reason whenever I set it to start at boot it crashes and gives me this weird error box on the next boot. I'm using windows 7 and the latest version of afterburner and the problem only occurs when it's set to start at boot; if done manually afterwards it works just fine. I've tried reinstalling it, and I can't find anything really like it on Google, only a similar problem with Google chrome where the fix was to give privileges to a config file. Any ideas?

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Re: MSI Afterburner causing bootloops

Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:08 pm

Rather than setting it to start at boot via Afterburner itself, try running it at startup via Task Scheduler, ensuring it's running under your privileges. Afterburner looks in C:\Users\Username\Appdata (or whichever drive you have Windows 7 on) for the various XML files, and I'm guessing it's trying to start itself without the permissions required to access your Appdata folder.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... ule-a-task should help setup the task. :)
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Re: MSI Afterburner causing bootloops

Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:10 pm

Well, I'd never thought to use the task scheduler before, it sure is nifty. It also caused problems... after creating the task, checking the run with highest privileges and rebooting, I still got the bootloop, except it wasn't so simple as editing the task from safe mode. I used another computer to find that I had to delete the task manually, which was fun. Strangely enough, adding a delay of 30 seconds fixes the bootloop, probably because its not at startup. Still, why is it causing a total failure at boot if adding privileges isn't the problem?
 
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Re: MSI Afterburner causing bootloops

Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:12 pm

Oh, forgot to add: I'm using windows 7 64bit Professional and there is no afterburner folder in my app data folder.
 
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Re: MSI Afterburner causing bootloops

Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:45 am

Sounds like some other service it is relying on hasn't finished coming up yet.
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Re: MSI Afterburner causing bootloops

Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:46 pm

Yes, try making it run at login rather than at startup.
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