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Hi all,First i want to say that Avsim really is a great community.Now my problem, since a few days FS2004 has been behaving very weird.I can't load my Level D 767 or PMDG planes anymore ( if i try, then FS2004 crashes upon loading), and on default planes the textures of the plane don't load (the planes look gray, also virtual cockpit).In FSX it is the same problem, the planes are all gray and the fps has gone down quite a bit.Anyone can help me with this (pretty pretty please :)?)

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Hi,Unfortunately that didn't solve the problem :(.I uninstalled the driver, rebooted, installed fresh drivers but still the same problem.Hopefully you got any further suggestions for me.Thanks,hffinEDIT: I checked again, and on some planes a part of the textures loads (like only the engines show up, but the rest remains gray), but on most planes nothing loads.

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FS2004 has always worked perfect.Specs:Pentium 4 3,06 Ghz processor1GB ram150GB hard disk (about 22 GB free, i defrag every morning)Ati Radeon X1550 512MBNo spyware/viruses (scanning every morning)

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Hi hffin,Not that's it's any help to you, but my PC is behaving exactly the same! This morning I tried to run fs9 but the max framerate was 1 (one), it normally runs around 23 fps.To make matter even worse, Windows XP is also taking longer to run programs.Ken

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You gotta be kidding me. I got the same problem also with the win xp programs. They load slow and i sometimes also had the FPS being around 1-2. Weird........

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I kid you not :) wish I was! If it was just fs9 I would do a re-install, but with Windows XP giving me hassle as well I think it's more serious.If I find a solution I'll get back to you pronto.Ken

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Funny that you ask, i always update asap... and after the previous update FS2004 has acted strangely... could that be the problem?????Man this is complicated!Only thing i wish is that the problem gets solved as i really must fly (for my virtual airline especially).Thanks,hffin

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:) I feel like a 'twin'! Yes, I have Windows Auto Update turned on. But yesterday, just before my problems started - there was a yellow shield in my 'sys tray' - which when clicked it informed me there were 6 urgent updates waiting to be installed? Of course, I always defer to innate objects, and duly installed them! I don't know what they were; but it didn't say "install these, and you're in dead trouble, matey" :)It's worth seeing what they are though.Thank's for the tip.Ken

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My pleasure, now we just need to get this solved.At least people here at avsim are active enough to help each other.

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I don't know if this might be your problem, but after I manually ran Windows Update last month (every second Tuesday of every month), whenever I went to any web page with a Flash element on it, it would crash IE7 to the desktop. Since you can't update Adobe Flash manually, I went to Adobe and installed the newest revision. It solved the problem with IE 7, at least.Adobe updated Flash on 12/3/07 and the last Windows Update was on 12/11/07. I don't know what the connection might be and I won't know if FS9 has a problem yet on my system since I'm in the process of rebuilding it on a new hard drive. I'll see if all goes well.Kim

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TOO BAD! My IE doesn't crash. :(((((What could be causing this strange problemmmmmmmmmmmmm?????I wanna fly!hffin

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Windows always sets a system restore point before installing any updates. Have you tried restoring to before the update? Might be worth a try. Worst that could happen is you will have to reinstall the update again.

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I'm still struggling also. I didn't find anything untoward when I checked Auto Updates, most of the time they don't mean anything to me anyway. At the moment I'm running an Anti virus scan to see if it can pick up anything; it's been running for over 12 hours, nothing found, having checked 8000 files so far!Not sure when I'll give up and re-format, I'm putting that off for as long as possible!! One bonus, my wife is keeping her head down :)Keep smilingKen

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Things have got much worse! I thought I'd 'fire up' fs9 to see if anything had changed...it hadPop up window saying 'Bad licence for B767-300 FS2004 will now quit' then 'WideServer.dll FS detected potentially incompatible aircraft or software WideServer.dll' then finished with the usual MSFS has encountered a problem and needs to quit'.Time for a clear head.Ken

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Hi hffin,Better news tonight. I ran the Free AVG Anti virus scanner (as I mentioned before) again, it did indeed 'turn up' a virus Obfustat.ACPQ by name - at the end of it's scan AVG deleted the virus without my input. So then I uninstalled my Level-D B767 then replaced the WideServer.dll. I didn't bother with the PMDG problem (no idea what to do :)) - then 'fired up' fs9 and, 'by jove' it installed as if nothing had been wrong!! Don't you just love Bill Gates....? All that hastle!!Windows XP - that problem was related to fs9, or rather an addon my VA uses as a Flight Monitor - this FM has a feature where you can, if you have the right type of printer, print out messages from the Flight Monitor...my printer, so I now know, is not the right type; but the FM arranged to place a printer icon in what I call the 'sys tray'! The printer did not work, I didn't bother about the printer icon...!? In a fit of temper this evening I removed the printer icon - low and behold Win XP is working properly.You might like to check out this website, it has some interesting info re our problems.http://atr.flight1.net/forums/forum_posts....=3921&PID=20827I hope you get your FS installation sorted. Let me know if you think I can help you further.Best regards,KenP.S. the link works, I tried it :)

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No such virus found :(AAAAAAHHH man i want to fly again.....What could be causing this?I am killing myself as i want to flyyy :(I can't be the only one that has had this problem!A little update:It seems that the first planes i try to load actually work (their livery loads totally) but then when i select some other planes they don't load anymore (they stay grey). So the first few planes i load work, but after that no plane works anymore.WEIRD!*Help methanks,hffin

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