• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

GPU-Z "failed to create tray icon" error, pops under splash screen

ssateneth

New Member
Joined
May 14, 2020
Messages
4 (0.05/day)
Used to run GPU-Z fine on my main machine (and currently works fine with the test benches using windows 10 2004), but on my main machine (1909), it has stopped working. I open GPU-Z and the splash screen pops up, but I get an error sound with no error. I alt tab and fund an error popup has popped under the splash screen with the error in the title. I can hit OK and it opens fine after, but its annoying that I have to do alt tab every time now to open gpu-z and close the needless error (I dont care about tray icon). The GPU-Z settigns has all disabled options relating to tray icon / minimizing.


What do I do?
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
20,751 (3.50/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
Do you have latest gpuz? Just to clarify, you start gpuz manually, when the system has been up for a while, and still get that error?
 

ssateneth

New Member
Joined
May 14, 2020
Messages
4 (0.05/day)
I had a power outage about 34 hours ago, so system uptime is 34 hours. This is GPU-Z 2.31. I am using standalone version and not the installed version.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
20,751 (3.50/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
I assume other apps are working fine in the systray? Does a reboot make any difference?
 

ssateneth

New Member
Joined
May 14, 2020
Messages
4 (0.05/day)
I haven't forgotten about this thread. Other system tray apps are working fine. However, I really dont do system restarts unless I am absolutely forced to. When the system is next restarted though I will let you know.
 

ssateneth

New Member
Joined
May 14, 2020
Messages
4 (0.05/day)
Adding that a system restart no longer causes the system tray pop-under issue anymore. No error box either.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
20,751 (3.50/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
So something probably got corrupted that got fixed by the reboot. Let me know if it happens again
 
Top