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A strange pause.

 

Looks like I am the next person to encounter this phenomenon.

 

Just left Buenos Aires bound for London with time compression on in the cruise and when I looked at the screen to see how she was getting on it had frozen. 

 

I have no idea how long it had been frozen for but it was for at least another five mins. I decided to leave it and see what happens as I have read of this and when I came back in from the kitchen it was running again.

 

I have done about 20 flights in this plane now and that had never happened.

 

How many of you have experienced this issue?

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Introduction manual explains what is happening there

Not really: it just says they're aware of the issue.

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Introduction manual explains what is happening there

 

If you are referring to VAS it is not that. My fsx is a fresh install with no scenery added yet on a clean windows install. Been monitoring that and has not come close.

NGX and 777. No clue why or how to prevent it.

 

 

Justin whetstone

 

 

Can't say I have ever seen in in the NGX. Interesting.

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If its the display freezing issue, they tell you how to avoid it or how to fix it if it happens, its a bug in flightsim nothing they can do about it, the solution they offer to fix it is using right click to switch between views. I think someone here on the forum also said that its caused by FSX Tower camera view when you are flying in an area that is far away from a tower view.

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If its the display freezing issue, they tell you how to avoid it or how to fix it if it happens, its a bug in flightsim nothing they can do about it, the solution they offer to fix it is using right click to switch between views. I think someone here on the forum also said that its caused by FSX Tower camera view when you are flying in an area that is far away from a tower view.

 

No it's not the displays Bryan it is fsx that is freezing. Am aware of that old chestnut you talk of. Can't ALT+Enter out either. you can hit the window key and go into task manager etc but fsx just stops for quite a while then carries on. 

 

I am not too worried about it at the moment as it is the first time I have ever had this. Just thought I would note the event and see how many others have seen it.

 

Regards

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So far, FSX would recover on its own from all the freezes I've experienced.

 

Only nuisance is that fuel is burned without the aircraft moving, so I usually have to adjust my reserve fuel after freezes.

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I was having that issue and discovered it was a TDR. TDR stands for timeout detection and recovery. Everthing just stops and  sometimes you get a black screen. If you are lucky, you might see the warning show up on the task bar.

Too see if you have had a TDR, go to event viewer, and look under warnings, not crashes.

I fixed it by re installing the video drivers.

Another thing I discovered that can cause it on some systems is when you select low res for VC in the aircraft settings in FSX.

The latter I cannot explain, as may be to with my system.

I have not had a freeze ,pause  or black display since. I am not saying either that this is the cure, just putting it out there.

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What does the Task Manager show regarding resources? Any other programmes stealing CPU cycles?

 

I had a problem with microsoft's antivirus causing pauses, albeit not as long as you describe. I get around the problem by disabling realtime protection when running FSX.

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HERE IS THE SOLUTION BECAUSE IT'S APPARENTLY EASIER TO READ HERE THAN IT IS TO READ A MANUAL

:lol:

 

 

What's happening is the sim is getting confused.  What causes this is users hitting the 'S' key to cycle views in remote areas of the world.  When you cycle through the TOWER VIEW in the middle of nowhere, the sim can't find one and view updating can freeze up.  Hitting 'A' to cycle views within the VC tends to unfreeze everything.

 

This can be avoided by using the right click menu (ensure you have the UIAutomationcore.dll fix before utilizing this method) to change views.  If you prefer not to do that, just be careful in how you cycle views, or just remember the quick fix above.

 

 

 

 

...and I'm sorry, but I've finally hit my limit.  RTFM, please.

And since I posted the answer above, don't be getting on my case about being "unhelpful and rude."  I answered the question.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Not really: it just says they're aware of the issue.

 

It actually explains it in great detail, but I've posted the actual issue above so people don't have to go do insane things like...read.

 

...like they're doing here.

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Thanks, Kyle, that's ONE reaon for those freezes. (Yes, and I RTFM!  :P  )

 

My sim freezes after I've left it all alone, without cycling any views for so and so many minutes.

 

There must be more to it than that ...

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Agreed ^^

 

I don't use S or A keys ever. They are disabled through EZdock.

 

The one time I have had one of these freezes was on departure from KMIA about 1000ft FSX just froze...no sound nothing, PC was completely unresponsive. Left it for half an hour then gave up and reset the PC.

 

Never seen the issue again, cant blame my AV as FSX is excluded from scanning, FSX is on its own drive all run as admin UAC off. So its definitely not the whole story. Never had an OOM since I disabled some eyecandy and unused sceneries for flying longhaul.

And my VAS usage checked through process explorer is well within limits even after a 14/16 hour flight in real time. I don't use time acceleration.

 

Also could not reproduce the issue, just marked it down to FSX being FSX lol

 

Oh yeah and I have read most of the manual ;)

 

Cheers Douglas Reid

 

Edit I should add I have 31 flights in the 777 with over 100hrs so its not a show stopper for myself.

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There must be more to it than that ...

 

 

 

I don't use S or A keys ever. They are disabled through EZdock.

 

Those are separate issues.  I took the original post to be the screen updating issue, not the actual sim freezing.  Of course, that's - ironically - because I didn't fully read the thread.  :blink:

 

The difference between the two would be that the screen updating still allows you to pan and change views, where a sim lock wouldn't.

 

It seems that the issue is the latter, and thus not an RTFM issue.  Darn...I thought I had this one pegged.

 

 

 

No it's not the displays Bryan it is fsx that is freezing.

 

That's what I'd assumed this was based on your first post in this thread.

 

This has been acknowledged in the issue tracking thread some time ago (unless yours doesn't ever recover):

Issues acknowledged and under investigation:

- Long pauses where the sim recovers after 30 seconds to a few minutes.

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Julian,

 

your specs state nvidia, what is your driver version?

 

Thanks!!

Was using the latest Oli, have reverted back to 314.22

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My cure for this was to delete the fsx.cfg and let FSX build a fresh one. I have not had any freezes since.

Worth a try if you haven't yet. Nothing to lose!

Hope this works for you all.

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That's what I'd assumed this was based on your first post in this thread.
 
This has been acknowledged in the issue tracking thread some time ago (unless yours doesn't ever recover):
Issues acknowledged and under investigation:
- Long pauses where the sim recovers after 30 seconds to a few minutes.

 

Hmmm yes. My first post could have been clearer upon re-reading it. Relax though there buddy. 

 

Never mind. So far no repeat of this and I am aware that PMDG are looking into it. Like I said I was just curious how many have had it.

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Was using the latest Oli, have reverted back to 314.22

 

 

Got a freeze (unfreezing after a couple of mins) with 314.22.

 

Currently checking a report attributing this to my other aircraft (A320 variants only).

 

Need to test my T7 with 314.22, as well: National holiday in Germany tomorrow ...   :P

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