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Erratic, Frustrating Loading Problem ...

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Friends,The first load ALWAYS goes fine. I set all the parameters ... or choose a pre-loaded flight ... hit the button and the screen becomes dark and the little loading box appears ... it goes to 100% ... and I am off flying. But then, probably about half the time, and for no apparent associated cause, that I can find ... here's what happens: When I end my flight and get ready to reload something else ... I push the load button ... and the little rectangular "loading monitor box" appears and the line progresses to 100% at the normallly expected speed E X C E P T the sreen does not go dark. All I am seeing is the "loading monitor box" transposed on my desktop with its wall paper and icons. As soon as 100% is reached, the "loading monitor box" disappears, and that is that. Nothing except the desktop. and the FSX button on the lower toolbar. I push it off and on, but nothing appears on screen. The only way to escape is to do a Ctl-Alt-Delete and kill it with the Task Manager. It is completely unpredictable. I may go through two flights, and then it happens ... maybe three ... or it may happen several times on the second flight. Bottom line ... frustrating!!! :( I have to reload weather, etc. and then, of course, the sim, each time it happens.Wierd. Any others with this issue or ideas??Thanks much,Steve

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Hi Steve, For me, Fsx has always acted oddly in handling the transition from full-screen mode to the taskbar and back again. For that I always try to save and load flights from windowed mode and use Alt+Enter to switch between the two modes. If FSX does get "stuck" on the taskbar and won't display, I will click on it in the taskbar, then quickly use alt +enter to force it to a window, then use the combo again to return to full screen. Hope this makes sense :(

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Wierd stuff like this has happened to me from the release of FSX,2 AMD/Nvidia machines ,2 Nvidia vid cards and 2 ATI,2 lcd tvs.So its not like a specific setup causing it. Only thing not changed was the os,XP but its been patched up tp sp3.I have just accepted it a a FSX quirk. Not everybody has them.Anymore, once I start a flight I do not try to get to my desktop for any reason. If I have the compulsion to change some setting or do a outside function, Ive learned to go ahead and exit FSX gracefully rather than maybe needing to kill it off.I no longer get the dreaded mneu crashes and lockups so when I fly FSX, I just do not leave it.To exit full screen or go to desktop, I might as well flip a coin cause I never know if doing so will lock it up.Good Luck

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Hi Steve, For me, Fsx has always acted oddly in handling the transition from full-screen mode to the taskbar and back again. For that I always try to save and load flights from windowed mode and use Alt+Enter to switch between the two modes. If FSX does get "stuck" on the taskbar and won't display, I will click on it in the taskbar, then quickly use alt +enter to force it to a window, then use the combo again to return to full screen. Hope this makes sense :(
One can usually rt-click on the Taskbar, -> "Task Manager" ->"Applications" -> rt-click on "Flight Simulator X" -> "Bring to Front" (or "Switch to"), and the FS will usually spring back into play. ......not always, but "usually". :(

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This is a normal bug with FSX.To fix this problem

  • Load the flight, even if the load meter is displayed on the desktop
  • Wait untill the load meter reaches 100%
  • When the load meter is stuck at 100%, press "ALT (+) TAB" 2 times and you should be able to see FSX in full screen again.

The solution I posted above should absolutely work as it refreshes the display of the application by going to window then full screen mode.I think this a problem with windowing/going back to desktop and Direct X in FSX but that's just a guess.Hope this helped :(

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Thank you very very much, each of you.I just got home from work and its bed time. I will experiement with those solutions tomorrow....Again, thank you, kindly, for your responses.Steve

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