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New culprit crashing FS9 - Asus Mainboard Utilities

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Asus PC Probe or Asus Bios Update Utility. It installs something that was crashing my FS9, no matter what. I finally found it today, and carshes stopped. Uninstalling it, and all that comes along with it solved the problem. Maybe it helps someone else.

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Word Not Allowed, I also have Asus. Could you name exactly that something that made trouble? I'll check if I also have it.Thanks in advace!By the way I have another BIOS-related problem, I guess.Every morning I have to launch my system twice or three times to make it work fine.Otherwise (started only once), it will freeze after a few minutes or Windows will even not load at all (black screen).Someone suggested I must wait for a new BIOS to take proper care of my processor/card.I wonder if anyone has encountered such a problem.Best regards,RafalFS9.1Windows XP home PL SP3Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz2GB RAMNvidia GeForce 8800GT 32MBAsus 5PKC motherboardRealPower M520 coolerBIOS 1105


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I am sorry, I can't name it any more, but I know it was in folder in the main ASUS folder. I decided to uninstall everything from ASUS, and delete the folder, do a registry sweep for ASUS, delete keys that might be relevant, and check RUN entries. Cleaned all, not a problem since.And I had installed:ASUS PC ProbeASUS AI SuiteASUS UpdatePC Probe, don't need it really, have other programs for monitoring.AI Suite - utterly useless.Update - you can update your BIOS in BIOS directly anyway. Or I can install it when I need it.

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I've never experienced any issues with the ASUS utilities on my system. I used AI suite initially but, that just inspired me to learn how to overclock the right way. I don't have anything to update to with ASUS update so, I don't use that either. Pc Probe works great though.Regards,Jeff

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That's good to know also. I only know that I had various unexplained crashes, which happened sometimes beginning of the flight, when taxiing, before landing etc, and each time I would press alt+tab, and would see in the manager an window with the name ASUS something... And it turned out to be one of the ASUS utilities, which I then decided to remove all, because I simply don't need them all the time.

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I'm having the same type of problems with my new MSI x48 Platinum. Crackling sound, freezing of windows and programs, unloading of superfetch, etc.Everything I've read points to a bad main board. I though it was my ram timings at first.

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