Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

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Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

January 26th, 2018, 2:23 am
cemara
   [26 posts]

Running win 7 ultimate x64, with the latest rainmeter version,4.2 Beta Release - r3018
i need to start rainmeter on startup.
I've tried almost everything, the only way to make it show up after restart is by running rainmeter.exe manually,
nothing else works

1. Regedit
2. Startup Folder
3. Ticked launch on start on rainmeter setting
4. Rainmeter.exe properties> run as admin
5. Task Scheduler > Run with highest privileges, restart task if fails
On startup it shows Queued with error the process terminated unexpectedly (0x8007042B)
Strangely even if i press run on the task, rainmeter still wont show up.
The history for retry shows this

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System

  - Provider

   [ Name]  Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
   [ Guid]  {DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}
 
   EventID 126
 
   Version 0
 
   Level 3
 
   Task 126
 
   Opcode 0
 
   Keywords 0x8000000000000000
 
  - TimeCreated

   [ SystemTime]  2018-01-26T01:58:20.042331100Z
 
   EventRecordID 117
 
   Correlation
 
  - Execution

   [ ProcessID]  1044
   [ ThreadID]  2468
 
   Channel Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational
 
   Computer PCNet34
 
  - Security

   [ UserID]  S-1-5-18
 

- EventData

  TaskName \Rainmeter
  ResultCode 2147943467


6. Gonna try downgrading to 3.32 now cause i remember it was working, if im not mistaken > nope not working

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

January 26th, 2018, 12:52 pm
dvo
   [469 posts]

did you try...in the install there is a option for setting it to start at startup?
did you uninstall first ? and after reboot install again with older versions 3.1 or 3.2?
do you have sp1 installed on your system?

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

January 27th, 2018, 10:14 pm
cemara
   [26 posts]

dvo wrote:did you try...in the install there is a option for setting it to start at startup?
did you uninstall first ? and after reboot install again with older versions 3.1 or 3.2?
do you have sp1 installed on your system?


Yes i even uninstalled it with revo then i installed 3.3 with start at startup ticked. Its sp1. Ive unistalled my av but it still wont work. Any other ideas?

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

January 31st, 2018, 11:33 am
dvo
   [469 posts]

strange i have it on all my systems working without any problem win 7 win8.1 win 10 :17flag
and can't see what's going one with yours .. for now i don't have any option sorry ... :-(

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

February 13th, 2018, 1:46 am
cemara
   [26 posts]

Hmm after fresh install and narrow the programs down using diskless-snapshots, i think i know what might actually blocking it from starting, i have a billing program called ez billing, which unfortunately it is necessary in my environment.
It communicates on a server-client basis,
I run it startup by putting the exe path in registry. e,g : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

And it seems to disrupt or prevent rainmeter from starting.
Interestingly, the billing program only blocks rainmeter AFTER its configured to the server, if it's not in configured state, e.g not talking to other machines in my network, it's not blocking rainmter,..

so perhaps something to do with networking ?
I'm using 2 skins, the first pulls images from a lan-shared folder, but the other one simply displays a note..
and yet neither appears..

Oddly, the debug log behaves as if rainmeter is running

NOTE (09:42:17.802) : Path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\
NOTE (09:42:17.802) : IniFile: C:\Users\cemara\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini
NOTE (09:42:17.802) : SkinPath: C:\Users\cemara\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : * EnumDisplayDevices / EnumDisplaySettings API
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : \\.\DISPLAY1
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Name : Generic PnP Monitor
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Adapter : AMD Radeon HD 8400
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Flags : ACTIVE PRIMARY PRUNED (0x08000005)
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Handle : 0x0000000000010001
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : ScrArea : L=0, T=0, R=1920, B=1080 (W=1920, H=1080)
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : WorkArea : L=0, T=0, R=1920, B=1040 (W=1920, H=1040)
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : \\.\DISPLAY2
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Adapter : AMD Radeon HD 8400
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Flags : (0x00000000)
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : \\.\DISPLAYV1
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Adapter : RDPDD Chained DD
DBUG (09:42:17.833) : Flags : MIRROR (0x00200008)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : \\.\DISPLAYV2
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : Adapter : RDP Encoder Mirror Driver
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : Flags : MIRROR (0x00200008)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : \\.\DISPLAYV3
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : Adapter : RDP Reflector Display Driver
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : Flags : MIRROR (0x00200008)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : * EnumDisplayMonitors API
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : \\.\DISPLAY1
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : Flags : PRIMARY (0x00000001)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : Handle : 0x0000000000010001
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : ScrArea : L=0, T=0, R=1920, B=1080 (W=1920, H=1080)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : WorkArea : L=0, T=0, R=1920, B=1040 (W=1920, H=1040)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : * METHOD: EnumDisplayDevices + EnumDisplaySettings Mode
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : * MONITORS: Count=2, Primary=@1
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : @0: Virtual screen
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : L=0, T=0, R=1920, B=1080 (W=1920, H=1080)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : @1: \\.\DISPLAY1 (active), MonitorName: Generic PnP Monitor
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : L=0, T=0, R=1920, B=1080 (W=1920, H=1080)
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : @2: \\.\DISPLAY2 (inactive), MonitorName:
DBUG (09:42:17.849) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : * NETWORK-INTERFACE: Count=21
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 1: Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 9
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Other(1), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 2: Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) #2
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 11
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Other(1), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 3: WAN Miniport (IPv6)
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 6
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 4: WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 7
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 5: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=Yes
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 6: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller-WFP LightWeight Filter-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection-WFP LightWeight Filter-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=Yes
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 7: WAN Miniport (IP)
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 8
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 8: WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 7-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=Yes
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 9: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=Yes, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 10: WAN Miniport (IP)-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 8-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=Yes
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 11: WAN Miniport (IPv6)-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 6-QoS Packet Scheduler-0000
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=Yes
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 12: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Bluetooth Network Connection
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 13: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Alias: Bluetooth Network Connection 2
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : Type=Ethernet(6), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.864) : 14: WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 5
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=PPP(23), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : 15: RAS Async Adapter
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 10
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=PPP(23), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : 16: Software Loopback Interface 1
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=Loopback(24), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : 17: WAN Miniport (SSTP)
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: Local Area Connection*
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=Tunnel(131), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : 18: WAN Miniport (IKEv2)
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 2
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=Tunnel(131), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : 19: WAN Miniport (L2TP)
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 3
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=Tunnel(131), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : 20: WAN Miniport (PPTP)
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: Local Area Connection* 4
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=Tunnel(131), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : 21: Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Alias: isatap.{D6511B19-265A-4EE2-8C99-742149BDAFFE}
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : Type=Tunnel(131), Hardware=No, Filter=No
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : * Font families:
WARN (09:42:17.880) : Arial, Arial Black, Arial Narrow, Bodoni Bd BT, Bodoni Bk BT, Book Antiqua, Bookman Old Style, Bookshelf Symbol 7, Calibri, Calibri Light, Cambria, Cambria Math, CentSchbkCyrill BT, Century, Century725 Cn BT, Century751 BT, Century751 No2 BT, Century751 SeBd BT, Clarendon Blk BT, Clarendon BT, Clarendon Lt BT, Comic Sans MS, Consolas, Courier New, David, DeVinne Txt BT, DFGothic-EB, DFMincho-SU, DFMincho-UB, DFPOP1-W9, Embassy BT, EngraversGothic BT, Exotc350 Bd BT, Exotc350 DmBd BT, FangSong, Freehand521 BT, Futura Bk BT, Futura Md BT, Gadugi, Garamond, Geometr212 BkCn BT, Geometr415 Blk BT, Geometr706 BlkCn BT, Georgia, GeoSlab703 Md BT, GeoSlab703 MdCn BT, Humanst521 BT, Humanst521 Lt BT, Humnst777 Blk BT, Humnst777 BlkCn BT, Humnst777 BT, Humnst777 Cn BT, Humnst777 Lt BT, KaiTi, Kaufmann BT, Leelawadee, Lucida Console, Lucida Sans Unicode, Marlett, Meiryo, Meiryo UI, Microsoft JhengHei, Microsoft JhengHei UI, Microsoft Sans Serif, Microsoft Uighur, Microsoft YaHei, Microsoft YaHei UI, Miriam, Miriam Fixed, Monotype Corsiva, MS Reference Sans Serif, MS Reference Specialty, News701 BT, News706 BT, NewsGoth BT, NewsGoth Cn BT, NewsGoth Lt BT, Nirmala UI, OCR-A BT, OCR-B 10 BT, Rod, Schadow BT, Segoe UI, Segoe UI Light, Segoe UI Semibold, Segoe UI Semilight, Segoe UI Symbol, Square721 BT, Square721 Cn BT, Swis721 Blk BT, Swis721 BlkCn BT, Swis721 BT, Swis721 Cn BT, Swis721 Hv BT, Swis721 Lt BT, Swis721 LtEx BT, Swis721 WGL4 BT, Sylfaen, Symbol, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, TypoUpright BT, Verdana, Wingdings, Wingdings 2, Wingdings 3, DF中太楷書体, DF明朝体W5,
DBUG (09:42:17.880) : ------------------------------
DBUG (09:42:17.911) : Reading file: C:\Users\cemara\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini
NOTE (09:42:18.055) : ConfigEditor: C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
DBUG (09:42:18.058) : Reading file: C:\Users\cemara\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.stats
NOTE (09:42:18.064) slideshowpic\MoviePoster.ini: Refreshing skin
DBUG (09:42:18.065) : Reading file: C:\Users\cemara\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini
DBUG (09:42:18.067) slideshowpic\MoviePoster.ini: Reading file: C:\Users\cemara\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\slideshowpic\MoviePoster.ini
DBUG (09:42:18.543) : \\CEMARA14\Serial_Asia\Serial_Asia_0-H\Serial_Asia_A-D\BLACKPINK House\Season 1\BLACKPINK House - S01E06 - Chapter 6 HDTV-720p.mp4
NOTE (09:42:19.193) easy-art\minimal\notes\full.ini: Refreshing skin
DBUG (09:42:19.193) : Reading file: C:\Users\cemara\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini
DBUG (09:42:19.193) easy-art\minimal\notes\full.ini: Reading file: C:\Users\cemara\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\easy-art\minimal\notes\full.ini
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Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

February 13th, 2018, 2:14 am
SilverAzide
   [313 posts]

Try turning off Rainmeter's "check for updates" option. It's on the Settings tab in the Manage Rainmeter dialog. That other program might be doing something goofy with your network stack, causing Rainmeter to crash. If this works, create a scheduled task to start Rainmeter after some delay.

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

February 13th, 2018, 3:24 am
cemara
   [26 posts]

SilverAzide wrote:Try turning off Rainmeter's "check for updates" option. It's on the Settings tab in the Manage Rainmeter dialog. That other program might be doing something goofy with your network stack, causing Rainmeter to crash. If this works, create a scheduled task to start Rainmeter after some delay.


No luck though, still wont start.. I'm using the latest version
I have also tried disabling the server communication of the biling program but it's still the same...
so maybe it's not networking issue
the only way to make rainmeter run is by disabling the program..
I have some other apps that run at startup but they dont interfere with rainmeter like this

here's the exe of billing program in case if anyone wants to test
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HggKLF ... sp=sharing

Edit : once you run it as startup the admin password is www.ezsoft.com

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

February 13th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Affire
   [1 posts]

having the exact same problem but the only difference between me and OP is that I run Windows 7 Home premium instead of ultimate. However i also have same thing. I haven't tried almost everything since i'm not really understanding it very well, taht's why i'm here. thanks for answers so far but I would really like if you could come back with a 100% workable solution, if possible. thanks!

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

February 13th, 2018, 9:41 pm
dvo
   [469 posts]

pretty strange that it works on all other computer around the world from win7 win8 till win 10 ( i have it running on all )

Re: Cannot start rainmeter on startup. Tried almost everything

February 14th, 2018, 12:15 am
cemara
   [26 posts]

Well i came up with a workaround,
create task scheduler for rainmeter as explained on other threads here..
then, on the settings tab, under

if the task already running, then the following rule applies

I chose "queue a new instance"

This is necessary since windows detects rainmeter process as already being run even though it's actually not

Rainmeter would then start after a minute or so..

Hopefully this could be helpful. Though i wish the devs would look into this more

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