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This is a bit strange...I am upgrading from Win98 to XP (fresh install on new drive), and gradually getting my system back to normal.I didn't want to do a major reinstall of FS (I am still on FS2k2), so renamed my FS2002 folder to FSold, and did a minimum install of FS to folder FS2002 in order to set up the registry entries. Then renamed my new fs2002 to FSMin, followed by FSold to FS2002.But when I try to start FS it won't - says a serious error, did I want to report to MS?Module Name: main.dll.I tried the old trick of removing FS2002.cfg, but same result.Also edited out every scenery addon from the scenery.cfg.Anyone have any ideas on this?ThanksDavid

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Try copying all dll's and exe's from the FSMin main folder and modules folder to your FS2002 main folder and modules folder. Chances are, there's a Win 98 specific dll in your FS2002 folder that may need to be replaced--just a guess though.-John

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This is very odd - I did give it a try, but no difference!I can run FS from Win98 OK, but from XP no. Any ideas?David

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Managed to sort this out. After trawling through a number of other sites, I found that a dll file (Traffic.dll) had to go into the root FS2002 folder as well as the Modules folder. Very strange as even after a full reinstall as per MS install process FS wouldn't start until I copied that file.I post this in case it is of interest to others.David

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