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DX10, DX09, FSX Crash to Desktop

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Hey Folks.


Crash to desktops in Windows 7?  


Well I cannot speak for Windows 8 or XP, but I can speak for 7.  This find, was THEE most important find for me when it comes to FSX crashing.  Whether using DX9 OR DX10.


Please give this a read.  Since I performed this fix I have yet to have a CTD, or OOM crash.



Here it is.



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Sounds like a good find but it's not.  I have proof beyond all reasonable doubts that this "fix" does not work for everyone.  In fact, in some cases, it actually fixes crashes when the module is removed from the main fsx folder.  If you go to the AVSIM CTD Forum and look at the hundreds, maybe thousands, of individuals who reported crashes and look at the AppCrashView report I have asked everyone to submit with their crash, you will see that the uiautomationcore.dll loaded in the individual's main FSX folder but they still had the crash.  The uiautomationcore.dll is part of the framework which is used by developers to make sure their applications run as intended, including memory management. The appropriate version is installed with FSX and every addon.  I have found that high settings, the BufferPool tweak or other Fsx.cfg tweaks are the best possibilities for the causes of the crashes and not because of some old module from an old version of  I have never kept the uiautomationcore.dll in my main FSX folder (yes, I tried it when I had a crash but it would not work).  Many think the module works but I call it a "placebo".  When you have a freeze or crash, individuals will shutdown FSX and maybe their system and thus free up memory resources.  So, after putting the uiautomationcore.dll in their main FSX folder and restarting FSX, of course FSX is not going to crash (right away).  It may never crash again but it's not because of the module.


There's more discussion of this in the AVSIM CTD Guide located to the right of this forum under Hot Spots.  I just wanted to set the record straight here and not get everyone's hopes up that there's a magic module out there that fixes everything. 


Best regards,

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Thanks Jim, well there you have it...  Your mileage may vary!  

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