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kenthurgood
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thermal controller error after Windows update

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Sorry for the lengthy post. After Windows installed an update this morning, I now get this error upon boot up.

System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for
'AlienLabs.ThermalControls.Controller.Classes.ThermalControlsTaskbarIcon' threw
an exception. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Could not create
icon data

   at
AlienLabs.CommandCenter.Tools.Classes.TaskbarIcon.TaskbarIcon.CreateTaskbarIcon()

   at
AlienLabs.CommandCenter.Tools.Classes.TaskbarIcon.TaskbarIcon..ctor()

   at
AlienLabs.ThermalControls.Controller.Classes.ThermalControlsTaskbarIcon..cctor()

   --- End of inner exception stack
trace ---

   at
AlienLabs.ThermalControls.Controller.Main..ctor()

   at
AlienLabs.ThermalControls.Controller.App.AppStartup(Object sender,
StartupEventArgs args)

   at
System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__1(Object unused)

   at
System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback,
Object args, Int32 numArgs)

   at
MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source,
Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)

Appreciate any help.

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Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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I see two options, roll back to a restore point before the update and try it again or removing and reinstall the Command Center to see if it corrects the issue.

kjm57
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Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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I had a similar problem when Windows 8 did an update.  I was able to restore the Alien Ware thermal control by going to control panel, programs and features, clicking on command center, and chose repair instead of uninstall, rebooted the system, and everything worked the way it should.

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kenthurgood
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Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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Hi Chris,

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2732059)

Never had the problem before todays update??

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Tesla1856
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Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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What is the exact model of your AW computer?

Have you tried the "Power Dissipation Fix"?


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kenthurgood
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Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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Aurora R4

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Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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I see two options, roll back to a restore point before the update and try it again or removing and reinstall the Command Center to see if it corrects the issue.

kenthurgood
2 Iron

Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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Hi Chris,

I uninstalled and reinstalled the command center and no more error message.

I won't ask why but I'm glad it's gone.

kjm57
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Re: thermal controller error after Windows update

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I had a similar problem when Windows 8 did an update.  I was able to restore the Alien Ware thermal control by going to control panel, programs and features, clicking on command center, and chose repair instead of uninstall, rebooted the system, and everything worked the way it should.

Mickavellian
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RE: thermal controller error after Windows update

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The good news is that the repair solution works....

The bad news is that anything Microsoft does to you machine (like new development programs like VS 2013) will crash it again & again and again.

Here we have the big guy bullying the little guy. But the little guy sells a LOT of Windows on on their machines so, As I used to do when I was in PC manufacturing , a call from a DELL  CTO to Microsoft is in order and screaming at them WORKS.

In the meantime , the Engineers at  Alienware need to protect the installation of Command Center  or investigate why in hell Microsoft is thrashing their program. A program diagnosing   the Command center installation is in order . Microsoft eventually will help but the Manyfacturer has to take the initiave.

 

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Mickavellian
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RE: thermal controller error after Windows update

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Well - ANOTHER MS  Cluster F ........  After new versions of .NET framework (install through Visual Studio 2013)  Alienware Control only works in compatibility mode.MS has just given up in trying to serve the customer . There is NOT one thing (office 2013 is a mess) where they will not shove something down your throat that will wreck havoc with your system. 

So if your Alienware Control Program goes belly up, save your time and just set it to run in compatibility mode . I've reported to Alienware this latest of MS Big Brother  bullying.

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