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FSX not saving cockpit state any more

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My FSX started to act up this morning. I was making some landings and then doing my go arounds, but my TOGA key froze my whole FSX. I trouble shot it for a couple of hours this morning and could not get it to not freeze on me so I installed FSX and PMDG 737 again. And I re-installed the SP's for FSX and PMDG.

 

Now, hours later, as I try to put my system back together, I find when I press ; to save the flight, when I load it in again, it is not saved.

 

My install folder is C:\FSX and I run as Admin. This was all working fine until this morning. So why would I not be able to save the state of the cockpit? It goes through the motions of saving it like it did before, but upon reload its not saved.

 

It used to be that my CDU route was saved too but now I see that is not saved at all...my cdu has no route in it. So, obviously something isn't working still, for saving anyway.

 

I thought I'd post for some help because I've been at this all day and maybe my brain is fried now and I'm missing something?

 

Thanks...

 


Ralph Freshour

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I thought I'd post for some help because I've been at this all day and maybe my brain is fried now and I'm missing something?

 

Are you sure it's still running as an Admin?  Is the "Do you want to allow the [program] to make changes to your computer?" dialog popping up before the program launches?

 

Sorry for dwell on that point, but that's the only thing I can think of that would cause all of those symptoms (99% of the time when you go through the motions and it doesn't save something, it's UAC getting in the way somehow).  Either that, or your anti-virus program is interfering.  Make sure to exclude the FSX directory, and the FSX.exe (just to be sure).


Kyle Rodgers

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Thanks for the tips. I am running as Administrator. I set the fsx.exe as run as administrator and I start it as run as administrator.

 

My save PanelState file is updating as I load and save but its not loading the 737 correctly. I'm setting the Captains light switches on full on then I press the ; key to save it, then exit all the way out back to the Win7 desktop. Then I restart FSX (as admin) and click load and select that one and only file and Fly Now. The panel switches are OFF.

 

The strange thing is that I looked at the .sav file in the PMDG 737NGX/PanelState folder and I see the light sw is NOT at 0, it is 255 which is full on as I set it but it doesn't load full on.

 

I set the entire top level PMDG folder security settings to allow everyting for all users (Admin, me, etc.) and it set all the nested subfolders (I manually checked) so all folders are writable and as I said, the .sav file is being timestamped correctly (from my flight save action).

 

Well, I've wasted the whole day on this and still can't save any flights.

 

I guess I'll continue to work tonite and see if I can save the CDU parameters that I input.

 

Gosh, my 737NGX is broken !!!


Ralph Freshour

Convert Flight Plan (FPL) files to FMS files for Xplane https://www.fp2fms.com

fp2fms video tutorial https://youtu.be/clR_5E4k758

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Gosh, my 737NGX is broken !!!

 

Have you tried another panel state?  Perhaps that one's just corrupt...


Kyle Rodgers

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Yes, I've made several this afternoon...they save under a new name but none are re-loading the cockpit state.

 

I made some CDU inputs and did a co route save. I see in the PanelState folder the same file name extensions as my Load/Save files: .fmc and .sav. My CDU co route save name was "LAX LAS" and I see "LAX LAS.sav" and "LAX LAS.fmc". My Load/Save filenames are "EA2.sav" and "EA2.fmc".

 

When I Load a flight I only see the EA2 file selection so I load that in and do a Fly Now. Then in the CDU I try to load my previously saved co route "LAX LAS" does not show up (nothing shows up to select).

 

I'll keep trying things tonite...thanks...


Ralph Freshour

Convert Flight Plan (FPL) files to FMS files for Xplane https://www.fp2fms.com

fp2fms video tutorial https://youtu.be/clR_5E4k758

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I re-installed into a clean folder C:\FSX3 folder and set the fxs.exe to run as XP Mode and all seems well now. I'll see how it goes over the next few days...thanks for the help Kyle.


Ralph Freshour

Convert Flight Plan (FPL) files to FMS files for Xplane https://www.fp2fms.com

fp2fms video tutorial https://youtu.be/clR_5E4k758

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