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MD-11 problem with PANELS when starting FSX

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To the PMDG team,please give me a respond!When I start FSX with the MD-11 the following happens:During loading of fsx, there coming 3 undocked panel views:glare shield (top of screen), main view captain side(total screen) and dummy main panel ( a small black bar underneath the main view captain side). This is NOT normal. Then when FSX is loaded I don't have the proper instrument panel.I close all the undocked panels/views and after that I have to go to the menu for the Intrument panel again to get the main view captain side and glare shield. When everything is resized and placed, I save the setting. Then again after starting FSX, It all starting againg.What is wrong? I already re-installed the MD-11 and I also deleted the saved MD-11 flights. As soon as I make a new flight and restart FSX the problem is back again. No problems with PMDG 747-400.Thanks in advance,ErrolSystem: Windows XP SP2 / 3.4 Ghz Pcrocessor / GTX 9800 / 3 GB switch / latest drivers

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Errol,Yes, this is not normal. Are you running FSX in full screen or windowed mode (maximized window or not)? When FSX is launched is the window mode initially set?Do you have one monitor or more that one? What is your resolution? Is your monitor wide screen? (if so, have you enabled the use of the wide screen panel configuration?)

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Michael,Thanks for the quick respond.I run fsx in windowed mode. I have tested both max and small)I do not understand the second question. When I saved the last flight the window mode is OK.I have 2 24" monitors in dual screen (the left one for FSC8 and some panels like the FMC. The resolution is 1920 x 1200. I have done the correct widescreen setting in the Nvidea control setting, but I checked again. Errol

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Errol, try this:Go to the "My documentsFlight Simulator X Files" folder, delete the "UI generated flight.FLT" flight files that are automatically generated by FS, and try again.

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Michael,I have done that, I also deleted the PMDG Panelstate files but it is still the same. What happens after deleting all the saves md-11 flights:I start FSXI get the message, starting FSX with default plane/flight.After that I select the md-11, everything OK. Flying OK etc.Then I save en close FSX.When I start again, I get the undocked panels again (glare shield, FO panel and the last one is very strange dummy). I have no clue.Errol

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Hello Ryan, Michael,I have made some screenshots:screen 1: panel state when I saved the flightscreen 2: during loading FSX (its a jpeg, i can't make a screen shot)screen 3: after loading I get 3 undocked panelsscreen 4: after removing the first undocked panel glare shield, 2 remaining panels.Errol

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When I select an other MD-1 aircraft I get this aftel loading:See screenshot 5Errol

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Errol,Try this:Set up your display for a single monitor configuration, try again and let me know if you still have the problem (this is not a solution, but will help figuring out what goes wrong).Also (after you do the test), set up the "widescreen" panel cofiguration we have provided. You can set that from the Load Manager. See what happens with that, with one and two screens.

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I have set the monitor config to 1 monitor and set it on widescreen.It is still the same, only the sizes of the 3 undocked panels are smaller.Errol

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Michael, Ryan,Do you already have a solution, or other idea I can try?After the test I set my dual screen again to its normal position.When I loaded FSX again I saw NO undocked screens so I was very happy. It started in VC screen and it was OK. But after that I go to 2D view, the undocked screens were back again (in small window size during the test). After fixing and size everything I saved the flight end closed FSX. After starting again the problem is back.Errol

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I already had fsX that launch in full screen mode when loading a saved flight (saved in windowed mode)But nothing like that (even if I run in a dual screen config)Have you tried to recreate a fsx.cfg file?

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Sebastien,I did not try that. How do I recreate a new fsx.cfg file?Its a long time ago, I know where the file is. I programmed it with data so that my progrom FSCommander automatic starts after loading FSX i believe.Errol

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it's in your windows applications data folderExemple on my pc(vista) C:UsersSebAppDataRoamingMicrosoftFSX

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Hi,I had the exact same problem. I had to delete all liveries, remove the MD-11 completely, and re-install. Other than the start state panels being missing, everything else has been OK since that. Once that grey outline appears where the DUs should be, it's all over. I could not get them back any way. In the VC the displays were present but blank.dan davison

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Dan,Did you delete only the MD-11 liveries, or also other PMDG liveries (747X)?Errol

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I have done:1)Deleting MD-11 liveries and MD-11 program2)Deleting flights (fsx and PDMG)3)Deleting fsx.cfg file. Its makes a new file automaticIt all makes no differents. BUT I discover, maybe something important for locating the problem. I hope you find it.When I start FSX via the 'show opening screen' of FSX (setting in menu General)and select the MD-11, last flight, everything is OK.When I go directly to my flight (NOT via the openings screen of FSX) the problem is back.Errol

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Errol,>I have done:[...]>When I start FSX via the 'show opening screen' of FSX (setting>in menu General)and select the MD-11, last flight, everything>is OK.>>When I go directly to my flight (NOT via the openings screen>of FSX) the problem is back.Interesting. This suggests that there is a problem in the FSX.CFG file (the default flight files are damaged). You could back up your FSX.CFG, delete it, and restart FSX - it will build a new FSX.CFG. However, you will lose all customizations. But this observation raises another point - you're right, when I go directly to my flight, the problem reappears.

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I have tested and done all the solutions in this message, over and over.Its clear that:When I load FSX (only with MD-11) directly, NOT via the opening screen of FSX loading is not OK. I get all 2D undocked panels, uncluding a dummy main panel. When I load FSX via the the opening screen everyting works perfect.including widescreen etc.Attached you will find my fsx. cfg file. It is a new made file.What could be the problem?Errol

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