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"Failed to read from file" & CTD

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Hello,

 

My CTD experiences have been few and usually dealt with OOM errors.

 

However, over the last couple of weeks, I've been getting a CTD that results in a dialogue box stating "Failed to read from file". The only changes I make to my FSX are usually additions of scenery products, and this error has occurred in both default and add-on sceneries.

 

I've been running FSX on the same system since December virtually error-free. You can see my specs on my profile.

 

Does anyone know what file FSX is trying to read when this error happens? Does this have to do with file corruption?

 

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!

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Most likely it's a FSX scenery issue. Go into the FSX Scenery Library and disable all addon sceneries above Propeller Objects. Run FSX and see if this fixes the problem. If it does, reenable your scenery one at a time until the problem reoccurs. You will then know which scenery is corrupt and you can uninstall/reinstall it. Did you move any addon scenery to another harddrive? If you moved or deleted any default aircraft, you will have a problem too. Commercial programs sometimes uses gauges and sounds found in default aircraft and, if they are not where they are suppose to be, you'll see a crash.

 

Another possibility is a corrupt scenery.cfg. You can check your working scenery.cfg for corruption by opening the file up and looking to make sure Areas match the Layers and the scenery is in numerical order. Or you can use the freeware Scenery Config Editor - http://sourceforge.net/projects/fs-sceditor/files/V1.0/.

 

Another possibility is a corrupt dll.xml. You can check this for corruption and repair it by downloading the free tool from Flight 1 - http://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=library.

 

If none of the above suggestions work, check your Event Viewer and see if there's any additional information regarding the faulting module. This error use to occur when FS could not find the sound.dll and that was the faulting module. A repair of FSX would fix that problem. If you are not familiar with the Event Viewer, click on the Start button, then click on Help and Support. Once Help and Support is open, type Event Viewer in the search bar. You will then have a link to the program plus information on how it works. You want to find an error relating to FSX. An 'event' is recorded at the time and date of each CTD in FSX.

 

If you are still having the issue I'm afraid you'll have to reinsert Disk 1 of FSX and select repair. Make sure you 'repair' SP1 and SP2 too OR, if you have Acceleration, you run the repair on that program too.

 

Best regards,

 

Jim

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Thanks, Jim. I''ll try these suggestions over the next few days.

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Hello Luis,

 

I have the same problem showing since a week. Did the tips Jim gave solved your problem? The only thing I can add is that after the message "cannot read from fle", my E drive, on which Fsx is installed, has disappeared in explorer and I have to reboot to recover the drive.

I'm performing a check disk for the moment, and will try Jim's tips after that,

 

Jos

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I got the same situation the last time I redid/tweaked the fsx.cfg file.

 

I don’t know if it’s file or memory corruption, so I went back and disabled one tweak at a time, until I got to FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.1, I removed the tweak and the problem disappeared.

 

I also don’t know how or why it would cause a File Read Exception, It might be a scenery load (from file) and rendering timing issue. (frankly, I don’t care.) But setting that line to default 0.33 solved my problem.

 

Haven’t had a single CTD in over two weeks (Some 40 flight hours)

 

Give it a try if you have that tweak.

 

Cheers

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Hi Ramon,

 

As a matter of fact, I did introduce "FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.15" in my FSX.cfg recently. I'll reset it to 0.33 and see how it goes.

Thank you so much for sharing this tip.

 

Jos

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Give it a try if you have that tweak.

 

I did introduce "FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.15" in my FSX.cfg recently.

 

In regards to this 'tweak' the following link may be of value - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptaylor/archive/2007/05/11/tweak-of-the-week.aspx. It's straight from the FSX developer's mouth regarding the fiber_frame_time_fraction tweak. Only works with single core CPU's. Not required for multi-core CPU's and ineffective after FSX SP2/Acceleration was released.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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after resetting to .33, I completed my first flight without problems. So, fingers crossed.

 

Jos

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Hi,

 

Just to confirm that after resetting fff to .33, and after more than 10 flights, no more failed to read from file for me.

So thank you so much for your help.

I hope others with the same problem will find the solution here also.

 

Jos

 

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Just to confirm that after resetting fff to .33, and after more than 10 flights, no more failed to read from file for me.

 

Thanks Jos for that info. Hopefully this is a fix for Luis too!

 

Best regards,

Jim

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