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MiniMonitor Startup keeps failing
« on: September 12, 2012, 02:08:15 PM »
   I have been trying to run the Mini Monitor in the tray so I can keep an eye on it and for the life of me I can't keep it running at startup. I checked the boxes to run at startup but half the time it fails to show in the tray. I am using Windows 7 x64 on an Acer Laptop. Plenty ofRAM and a Intel Corei5 Processor with plenty of life, so about the only thing I can think of is this might be a bug? I love this program.

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Re: MiniMonitor Startup keeps failing
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 02:14:15 PM »
I have seen this bug, but it isnt a bug in the program but a bug in Windows :wink:

Try this, when you boot up and the tray icon isnt there check the task mager and see if the mini monitor is running.

If it is kill explorer.exe and then start it again under the file menu in the task manger.

When it comes backup you should see the icon appear.

If it does then it might be the SSDP service doing it.
http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,445.msg3162.html#msg3162

Trying disabling that service and you should be fixed.

For some reason the SSDP service causes explorer.exe to hang sometimes at startup and so programs that start before the hang is done do have there icons show up.

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Re: MiniMonitor Startup keeps failing
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 08:12:56 AM »
   The next time it fails I'll try that. I'd just like to know a little more about that service that I might have to kill. I run it on Manual right now according to Black Viper's Windows 7 settings for Services. It doesn't look to be too important in my case so should the icon fail, I'll give it a go. Thanks my friend.

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Re: MiniMonitor Startup keeps failing
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 09:34:03 AM »
I believe the service is for finding and listing UPnP devices on your network. Most people dont need it enabled :wink:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Service_Discovery_Protocol

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Re: MiniMonitor Startup keeps failing
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 08:36:53 AM »
   OK Shane, I was hoping I was out of trouble, but it's still playing hide and seek so I'm implementing your suggestion on disabling that service. I'll let you know what becomes of the whole problem, but I want to add something first. You ever hear of the program Secunia? The tray icon for that program is also missing. I hope this will work for both.

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Re: MiniMonitor Startup keeps failing
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 01:20:44 PM »
It should work for both of them and any other tray icon not showing up :wink:

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Re: MiniMonitor Startup keeps failing
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 01:20:44 PM »

 

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