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Hi to everyone :-hahYesterday I've installed the service pack for Windows XP and now I'm having problems with my display in FS2002. When I load a scenery for the first time everything looks OK, but when I return to FS2002 after starting a program in Windows, let say active sky, everything looks messed up. The upper part of the scenery is filled with parts of my desktop and the scenery doesn't work anymore. See the attached picture below. I'm running windows in 1280*960*32 and FS also in 1280*960*32. I tried to uninstall my display drivers and then install them again, but that doesn't work either.http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3dfba3334e371ec8.jpgHave you seen this problem before, or do you know where this problem is related to, please reply, because it's driving me nuts :)THX in advance!Some system specs.Pentium 4 2,4768 MB RAMAsus GeForce4 Ti4400Detonator 41.03 driversWindows XP HomeJasper http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3de267cd2e0b7ebb.gifhttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3de2665428878859.jpg

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Funny, I just started having the same problem all of a sudden. My screen looks exactly like yours. I did discover that if I hit CTR-ENTER to go to windowed mode, then return to full-screen the screen clears right up and all is fine. I have been using SP1 since it came out and had no problems until yesterday. I have reinstalled video drivers and tried both 40.72 and 30.82 detonators with no fix. I also uninstalled all add ons I installed over the last few days (RCv3, WideFS and FSGenesis Landclass) with no change. It is not a major problem, just an annoyance for now, since the switch to windowed mode and return full-screen helps.

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Hi guys,I suddenly ran into the same problem. Everything worked fine until this morning, and suddenly it was there. Same as you described it, go back to windowed mode and to fullscreen from there - problem gone.I un- and reinstalled all drivers back to 6.50 :-).I wrote a new fs2002.cfg.I deleted almost any display related registry entries and still have the problem.I was just wondering

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I am wondering if this in any way virus related. I had a download.trojan on my HD yesterday. Removed it with Norton almost immediately but had to delete winv.exe to get rid of it. The computer seems to run fine except for that problem though. The problem is that now I cannot do any system, restores as the file is gone.Alex

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Thx fr the advice.But obviously Norton did a good job. TDS also found no trojan files that might have been left.Alex

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How did it do a good job if you had to delete an important Windows file? There are other trojan removers that can easily repair the affected file and do not require deleting the file.An excellent trojan detector/remover is BOClean.As an example of what I'm talking about, Norton misidentifies Bugbear worm and will tell you a Windows file is infected and that it was deleted. But whenever you reboot you'll continue to get an alert that the file was infected and deleted. If the file is really deleted then you shouldn't be getting repeated warnings.The actual infected file is not a Windows file; the trojan is an executable file called "explore.exe" which buries itself in the Windows?/System directory and mimics a Windows file by writing to the registry.

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>How did it do a good job if you had to delete an important Windows >file? There are other trojan removers that can easily repair the >affected file and do not require deleting the file.You are right about that. But at least I am happy that I had something on my computer that detected the virus. Do you know what winv.exe does? Can I copy it back in the Windows folder from my 2nd computer or will that do more harm than good?Alex

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Remember that the software is called "Norton Antivirus" and not Norton Anti-trojan for a reason.Are you using Windows XP? You can copy the file from another computer but your best bet would be to restore it from your CD.

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Yes, I am using WinXP. Can you give me a hint what would be the easiest way to restore it from the CD? Would I have to use the repair console, or is there an easier way?Alex

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Try using the System File Checker first.Go to Start/Run and then type SFC in the box titled Open. You may have to log on as administrator to make it work though.

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Installing SP1 is the worst thing you could do to your computer!I've done that also...preformance was down by 50%... stuff washanging up and could not shut down windoze...and I have no cracked/hacked sh.it ... uninstalling SP1 ....heh are you kidding? it sucked even more.... had to reinstall XP completely.....SP1 NEEDS a SP for itself!! argh...

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Why would you reinstall XP when you could simply uninstall or do a System Restore?

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BTW the problem described is not necessary SP related as I have the SP on my computer for many weeks and ran in this problem only yesterday.Alex

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Hi Jasper,To bad FS won't run anymore :(But, maybe you could send an E-mail to microsoft, since Windows XP, the servicepack and FS are all made by mircosoft.Don't forget to tell your specs and software details ;)Good luck,Evert(BTW...I already missed you shots @ the Screenshots forum :-hah)

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hiwell, the system restore did not work...and that was actuallymy mistake. I've turned it off because I felt sorry for about the 4gigs of my hdd to be taken up by it.I did an uninstall of the SP1 in the 1st place...but I wish i never did that because with that I also got removed some other programs links (dunno how), the whole system tray thingie was missing (nothing running there anymore), etc...etc...

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I don't know if this would be of any help, but it's worth a shot. I had a similar problem a while back with SP1. Screwed up XP twice and had to reload 3 times (3rd times a charm:-) ). Anyway, I only had the graphics problem when I had used Active Sky AND Active Camera. Got no problems anymore after removing Active Camera. Active Sky works fine now by the way. But for me it seems to have been a problem with Active Camera and since removal, no more problems. I hope this will help in some way to give you other options to look at.Mike BaumannUSD

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Hello guys :)I just formatted my computer a hour ago. Before I formatted my hard disk, I've tried the WindowsXP restore function. It seems to work well, because my display corruption in FS was gone. But now I had other troubles. I had some errors during the startup from WinXP and I couldn't get a connection with the internet. So now I'm spending the rest of the sunday with installing Flight Simulator again.good luck to the rest of you, who have also the same display problems.Jasper http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3de267cd2e0b7ebb.gif

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Jasper,are you saying you reinstalled Windows, or only FS2002?After trying almost everything to get rid of the problem the inevitable happened. I managed to completely mess up my FS2002 and maybe my computer. Fortunately I have an image of the partition on a separate HD but that is almost 6 month old. The question is:Should I first try to reinstall flight simulator and risk that I do it in vain. Or should I make a complete system restore to a state back 6 month ago.I think I found out that the whole problem has something to do with my multi monitor setup and the way FS2002 is assigning its displays to different monitors. Seems that registry entries within FS2002 refer to other display settings than actually are system state.I also find that my computer is doing strange stuff. If I change the resolution of let's say the 2nd monitor also the first monitor switches modes. I bet this is realted.Alex

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