Do you have USB drive(s) / pendrives / card readers installed?
One user reported that an older USB drive caused such issue with Windows 8 as the USB drive does not respond correctly for the detection (possible a bug in USB driver). After the USB drive disconnected, the software starts without problems.
If this does not help, you may try the following on any system:
1) close HDSentinel (if running) maybe from Task Manager if required
2) please click on Start -> Search in Windows and enter CMD.EXE (or the similar method in Win8) then right click on the displayed CMD.EXE and select "Run as
2) Navigate to the folder of the software by entering
CD "\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel" (or CD "\Program Files (x86)\Hard Disk Sentinel" on 64 bit system)
and then enter
HDSentinel.exe /REPORT /ENABLETEST
this should start the software and also save a HDSentinel_4.10 PRO_report.txt , and testmode.txt file to the folder of the software.
Maybe the report will not be generated - but the last entries of the testmode.txt would show the information we require as it may show which drive / device does not respond as should and cause that the detection may paused.
Nickos wrote:I have installed several versions and tryed to use portable version too, but it always does the same thing. I click to open it and it doesn't open. I don't have an error, it's just don't do anything after i click it. I also tryied to run as admin, but it didn't work. Any ideas?