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FSX Gold/Windows 8 Crashes when Internet Connected

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Hi All,


I just purchased FSX Gold Edition and I am using Windows 8. After reading some of the advice on here, I installed it and generally it works OK. However, I have had problems with it crashing every so often (the screen freezes and eventually it just says that the program is not responding). I have done some testing and I'm 99% sure now that this only happens when flying while the computer is connected to the broadband internet.


I just wondered if anyone knows of a fix for this? (Other than disconnecting the internet before opening FSX which is what I am doing at the moment).





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Strange issue...


Have you checked your event log to see what's the cause of the crash?


Right-click in the lower-left hand corner and choose Event Viewer, then in the left hand window pane of Event Viewer expand the Custom selection, then choose Administrative Events.


The right window pane should now show a list of events (with the most recent at the top), and the crash will likely be signified with a red circle with an X through it. Click on it and the information below that will show what module or process crashed (i.e. "fsx.exe" or "something.dll").


This will help narrow down what is causing the crashes, as an active internet connection should not be causing the crash unless it's another program that is interfering with the proper execution of FSX.

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