Windows 10: Start-up item not starting.

  1. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       03 Aug 2017 #1

    Start-up item not starting.

    In Program Files folder I have a file called "ClocX.exe". If I double-click on it the clock appears on my Desktop. But in Task Manager > Start-up I cannot get ClocX.exe to apear automatically on start-up whatever I do: drag ClocX.exe (or its Shortcut) on to the Start-up window; or Task Manager > File > Run new task and when I type ClocX.exe Windows says it cannot find it (with or without "Create this task with administrative provileges" being checked - I am the Admimnistrator). Alternatively (still in Run new task) I browse for the file but it still will not appear.

    I haver several other items in my start-up folder which do start-up. ClocX's home page includes "Automatic start with Windows (for all users) or with user login (only for your user)."

    How can I get ClocX.exe into my start-up items list so on start-up it automatically appears on my desktop?

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 3,151
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       03 Aug 2017 #2

    I have just tried it and both options (user/admin) work just fine, it will start after restart. Most likely something is preventing it from adding to startup, I would guess AV and you have 2 AVs running, which is not good actually. Try to add "ClocX.exe" to exceptions and also check logs, it might be marked as PUP.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails capture_08032017_235756.jpg  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2017 #3


    Thanks but I don't understand:

    "I would guess AV and you have 2 AVs running, which is not good actually." What is an AV; What are their file names? Why is it bad to have two running?

    "Try to add "ClocX.exe" to exceptions": What are "Exceptions"? How do I locate them?

    However, by experimenting with the settings for ClocX (Right-click on its image on the desktop > Options) I set Run ClocX with Windows (admin) and it loads on startup. Also, while I was on that Options window, I set Unmovable window and unset Allow multiple instances. all good now.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 3,151
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       04 Aug 2017 #4

    Stevekir said: View Post
    What is an AV; What are their file names? Why is it bad to have two running?
    Malwarebytes is AV since version 3 and you are also running AVG.

    Why Using Multiple Antivirus Programs is a Bad Idea Kaspersky Lab official blog
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
In Window 7 and earlier versions, one could right-click an item in the start menu, select properties and access the shortcut tab. Therein lay the Short key field, which I used a lot for creating custom key combinations, eg CTL+ALT+N for Notepad++...
I pinned Windows Update to my Start Menu. After some time, I noticed it was gone and tried to re-pin it. But when I right-clicked on the setting, all that showed up was "Unpin from Start." Selecting that option causes the dialog window to...
Well I uninstalled a few programs and most of them have no traces left... one however is still listed under the letter sorted part of the start menu. No clue how to remove it as it's not installed and none of the files from it are left... Edit:...
I have opened the Paint program add least 100 times in the past two days. It has never been added to the Most Used area of the Start Menu. What do I need to do to get Paint to show in Most Used on the Start Menu?
I just completed installing 9879 using Brink's instructions on how to do it over Win 7 to get all of my apps included without having to reinstall them! Thanks Brink. However I am left with one annoying situation. Wnen I press the Windows key,...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:07.
Find Us