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Hi fellow captains,Lately I've seen a very strange thing a couple of times now...all of a sudden FS9 just quits by itself and throws me back to the desktop with no error messages no nothing - never had this problem before. And when I look at the processes running in Task Manager there's no FS9.exe there so it really quits!Anyone else seen this?

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what aircraft are you flying?where are you flying?what are you doing in the 'cockpit' at the time of the CDT?what addon scenery are you using?what are your FS settings?did you add any new programs or did windows do any updates recently?--

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Sorry for not providing more info initially...I'm flying the LDS 767I'm currently flying in Australia-Indonesia regionThis doesn't seem to be triggered by doing something special, has happened in different situations regardless of what I'm doing or if I'm in the cockpit or spotviewMainly GE Pro II Pro and FS Genesis World Wide coverage and ActiveSkyAs for the FS settings I've been using the same settings for years and I didn't change any settings nor did I add anything new in FS before this started so I guess that answers your last question as well. As for any MS updates I'm not sure since I have it set to automatically download and install any critical patches that are released.I know the hard way to start troubleshoot this kind of problem by trying another a/c, trying another region etc etc...was just kind of hoping someone else experienced this and maybe knew of some quick way to fix it.Since this started after arriving into the Asia-Pacific region maybe that has something to do with it since I have never seen this problem before and haven't done that much flying in that region before. Also that would be likely since I haven't changed nor added anything in/to FS.

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first - are you using EI7? there are reports of conflicts with FS for some users (do avsim.com and flightsim.com forum searches ... i've not have the IE7 conflict so i've only noted there is one).second - try, "the hard way to start troubleshoot ..."--

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Hi there, mine is doing exactly the same! Just up and quit while flying peacably across the azure vastness . Also quit when going to print a flight plan(x2) during flights and is generally acting the giddy goat. I may rename this one and re-install it then gradually replace some stuff. That IE7 appeared on it's own I think and I've tried to get rid of it, but maybe there are bits lying about and causing problems; as it seems quite recent- it's a kind of fragility and I'm now never quite sure what it's going to do next.Andy.

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OK, appearently I'm not the only one with this strange problem. Also interesting to hear about a possible conflict with IE7 since I'm using that. However I've used it since it was released but only had this problem with FS quitting by itself for a week or so.I really wonder what the problem is here and I do hope it can be fixed in some way since it's not very fun flying anymore when you don't know for how long you will be able to fly until you're back at the desktop with no warnings...Was thinking if it could be some of the latest MS security updates causing this...if my memory serves me right it wasn't that long since I noticed some of them beeing installed...think I will start looking in that direction for starters and I'll let you know if I find the culprit!

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It may be this file causing the trouble, oleacc.dll. If you have it in your main FS9 folder, delete it.John

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OK, what is the purpose of that file and why do you think that file is the culprit?

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Hi there, I had that a few times, then I had real problems this last week with FS shutting off.I took the cover off my pc, took the CPU Fan out and blew right down it, tons of lumps of dust came out, and now my FS9 works brilliantly now, no stutters, sticking or crashing.Give it a go if you haven't already done so.Kind RegardsGavin Moss

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If you use FSUIPC 3.71, it causes CTD's for some. I had random CTD's. Finally Formated HDD, and started over. Made only one change at a time and tested to find cause. Took 2 weeks to find that FSUIPC 3.71 causes random CTD's on my Machine. Only record was in XP event log with this error msg:The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: 7.I install FSUIPC 3.70 and random CTD is fixed on my PC. http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...sg_id=174&page=I found by switching views in cockpit, or going to spot view would make the CTD happen sooner. I then could re-create the CTD on a very regular basis by doing this procedure. CTD would happen between 30 seconds to maybe 4 minutes of doing this:1. I save a flight and called it CTD test. It loads up the default b737 everytime. With parking brake set, I increase to full throttle. Look in all directions in 2D panel.2. I hit the "S" key to go to spot view.3. I than select another default aircraft, over and over until my CTD happens. I remain in spot view all the time. Within the first 5-10 aircraft selections, FS2004 will usually crash to desk top (CTD) with no error message. Also i note that by going back and forth from Full screen to window, CTD sometime happen.Lee

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PMDG 747 from UNNT -> WMSA Right near VTPM FS just disappeared. I do lots of flying, first time FS has ever done this to me. BTW, looked up VTPM area (Mae Sot) looks like a cool place to visit. :)So no, you're not the only one. If it helps I can post more info.

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As for...oleacc.dll - Found the file and moved it to a temp folder but still same problem.the CPU fan - I have a pretty new computer with a chassis with a built-in filter to stop dust from getting into it and I also opened it not long ago and installed a new PSU when I also checked to make sure it was clean so that is not the case here but good tip though!v 3.71 of FSUIPC - I do have that version installed so will try going back to 3.70 and see if it makes any difference.

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I have the same problem. After 1-1.5 hours FS will just close and go away.I also have been fighting with FS minimizing on its own about every 15-20 minutes or so. This is something that is driving me nuts. I jave tried not running various programs, tried different aircraft, etc and still have no idea what would cause this. I have turned off Norton AV, WebRoot Spysweeper, run it with and without AS6, and still no luck.I will look for that dll and see what version of Fsuipc I have. (I am running veriosn FSUIPC 3.7.0.0) Respectfully,scottHP AMD 64x2 50004 gigs ramNvidia 7600 GS 512win xp home

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Before things get too spun up here, I have to say that in my years of simming madness, I have seen FSUIPC blamed publicly for every malady up to and including global warming. Almost always, the problem turns out to be something else.There are so many people using FSUIPC that it's hard to fathom this sort of error just occurring to a handful of people should a real bug exist there.But if there's one guy in FS-land that can get to the root of a FS problem as fast as is humanly possible, it's Pete Dowson, the Energizer Bunny of flight simming. But only if he's presented with some credible data to chase the bug with...and that should be done on his forum.Scott--are you monitoring your memory usage during those flights? I'd keep task manager open during a test flight and keep an eye on the memory commit rate...if it creeps up steadily you have a memory leak. Also, if it occurs regularly 1-2 hrs into a flight I'd be considering heat buildup and watching the CPU/Video/mobo temps closely. And of course you have to vary the route to eliminate the possibility you have a scenery issue in one area...possibly caused by a bad bgl, multiple AFCAD bgl files for the same area, a corrupt texture at an add-on airport or other scenery etc.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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Might be too soon to say but I just finished a 2+ h flight without any problems after going back to FSUIPC 3.70 from 3.71.Can't say for sure I found the culprit after one single flight but fact is this was the first flight for about a week a managed to end successfully with no CTDs so I'm very happy and will do some more flying with v 3.70 and hopefully the CTDs are gone for now!Thanks Lee for sharing this tip and if it can be proved the problem indeed is the 3.71 version of FSUIPC we will hopefully see an upcoming fix for this.

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Hi,I have FSUIPC v3.71 and I'm fairly sure that is not the problem! (Not that I know!) It seems to me to be a file conflict of some sort as after closing down FS the computer takes a good minute or more to sort itself out before you can go off to do anything else on it. That is a fairly new problem which includes the CTDs. Avast is always downloading updates and I reckon it's something to do with that.Andy.

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Hi Andy,As you say it's hard to be sure about these kind of problems until you find some real proof what exactly is causing the problems but for me the problem went away (at least for now) after I went back to v 3.70 of FSUIPC and I'm happy regardless of whether it's FSUIPC that is the problem here or not...just want to be able to fly without beeing throwed back to the desktop without any notice ;-)

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I been Flight simming since 95. I don't post in forums, just read them. This is first time I have had a CTD problem, which is why I started posting. Pete suggests I m the only one with this CTD problem. Maybe he right. However, my CTD is fixed with FSUIPC 3.70. I am not claiming this will fix every CTD out their, we all know many items can cause this. I do know that with my setup and FSUIPC 3.71 I do get CTD's.Registered users of FSUIPC, if you think you have the same issue I had, best to post it in Pete's forum. I will now return to just reading forums. Good luck everyone.Lee

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Lee,I can see where you're coming from but just wanted to let you know I'm glad you posted about your problem and shared your findings and by doing so helped me!For me the most important thing is not if the problem is with program A or B but rather how to solve it because my main goal with FS is to have fun and that's hard when you get lots of CTDs :-)May your landings equal your takeoffs!

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This may not relate to your particular problem, but about a year ago I suffered through the same type CTD's that you're getting. I also noticed that FS9 was taking several minutes to close when exiting using the normal method. While fault tracing the problem I noticed that my logbook entries were all screwed up. There were even entries that I did not make and some entries were entered twice. I deleted all the logbook entries then went into fs9.cfg and changed the LOG_FILE enry to read: LOG_FILE= . That's right I left it blank. Now I do not make any logbook entries and have had no CDT's since. Also, FS9 now only takes a few seconds to close.Like I said, I don't know if it is related but it worked for me....so far.John M

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Hi John,I don't make any logbook entries and FS9 closes in just a couple of seconds so I don't think that's the problem in my case but thanks though for sharing your tips and I'll keep it in mind!

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Hi,I too am having the problem of unexplained instantaneous shut down of fs9. In my case I cannot then restart fs9 following one of these events unless I reboot my pc. Is this a common finding of others who have reported sudden CTD`sLike others, this problem has only recently started to appear, I have been flight simming since fs95 and have never been cursed with this highly annoying problem. What has changed to cause it? I am blowed if I know!Brian.

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