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please help!FSX won't start, it crashes before it loads with no error message

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Please help me, everytime I load fsx it won't startup it just crashes with no error message. I tried everything!!!! tried new cfg, didn't work. tried logbook file- didn't work,tried restoring the system to when fsx worked-didn't work.tried downloading a new addon manager for fsdreamteam-didn't work. please help me! 

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Do you have Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 w/SP1 installed. Without that, FSX will not start up.

 

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More information is being needed : OS , Add-ons , Hardware  configuration , AntiVirusProgram , licenced FSX ,  Running as administrator ? etc..

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windows 7 64bit, I have many addons but up until yesterday everything was working fine.no anti virus.lisenced fsx. running as administrator. 

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when I click on it, it shows the fsx loading picture and then it stops and shuts down fsx before it was able to load with no error message. p.s- I also tried to re install sp2 and repair some of the files.

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It can be a failure in the registry or a clean reinstall has not been performed.

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I have Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable is that it?

Yes. You might try rebuilding your fsx.cfg. It might have gotten corrupted.

 

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Let' start over.

 

Did you have FSX Installed (on the same computer) before?

 

At the end of the present installation, did FSX start or crash?

 

Were you able to register FSX (on this install) prior to having these issues?

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Yes, a week ago I had fsx working perfectly, than me and my friend were trying to get a dual screen setup with good frames, so we figured if we uninstall a few addons, it will improve the frames, however when we did that it didn't really help. and at one point fsx would start,and whenever we clicked on undock window it crashed. at that point we were angry that we messed something up,so we tried a restart of the system,which then made the problem a lot worse, to the pointy where fsx wouldn't even start.at this point I tried to uninstall and reinstall sp2 for fsx, (not the entire fsx) that didn't help.prior to having these issues fsx was working fine.

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The best solution for instances like this is to move your fsx.cfg to a temporary folder (or rename it to fsx.orig), restart FSX and a new config will be rebuilt. It basically is the same as reinstalling FSX.

 

If you have further crashes, then you need to go to the AVSIM CTD Guide located to the right of this forum and download the AppCrashView program on page 1. Once installed, click on the latest crash and post the results here in this topic for analysis.

 

Best regards,

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If I may...

 

Despite the uninstall, I believe you may have had residual FSX folders/files, resulting in the corruption that is preventing you from running FSX.

 

What you need to do is:

 

Uninstall,

 

Manually remove all traces of FSX

 

Reboot

 

Perform a registry clean (carefully)

 

Reboot

 

Reinstall FSX

 

Reboot

 

Install SP1

 

Reboot

 

Install SP2

 

Reboot

 

* In lieu of SP1 and SP2, you can install Acceleration (but I prefer SP1 and SP2).

 

If you have trouble with re-registering, there is a helpful thread here on AVSIM (Search for FSX Registration Problem).

 

 

Hope this helps.

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have tried that, I tried deleting the fsx. Cfg, and I also tried deleting everything else in that folder for fsx to recreate, but it doesn't work. Same problem occurs. I tried a system restore to when it was working, that also didn't help. I really want to try and get it working, their are a few events coming up I really don't want to miss. Can I pay you $5 to log into my computer via TeamViewer and fix the problem? Please..

I have so many addons, and it took. E so long to get everything to work properly, I really don't want to have to reinstall everything.

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Deleting everything in the Roaming folder means that you deleted several key files FSX needs to run, thus the problems you are having.

 

The best advice i can give you is to slow down, take things slowly and atep by step as i outlined above. That will start you off with a clean, good install.

 

Not sure if Jim has yhe tome, but I simply don't have the tome to fix your system for you - sorry, but the steps i shared with you are rather easy to do.

 

Good luck.

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Try this

 

In File Explorer go to the folder:

C:\Users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX

Rename dll.xml to dll.xml.org

 

Go to the folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Flights\other

Right-click on FLTSIM.FLT and choose Open with FSX.

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Deleting everything in the Roaming folder means that you deleted several key files FSX needs to run, thus the problems you are having.

I don't think he deleted everything in that folder. I told him to move the fsx.cfg, dll.xml and exe.xml to a temporary folder. Then restart fsx and the fsx.cfg will be rebuilt. If he deleted everything in the folder then he did not follow instructions. I know computers are difficult and I sympathize with him trying to go into a hidden folder and then move a file from one folder to another folder. For some of us that's a simple task.

 

I do not feel comfortable going on someone's computer and trying to fix a problem. I think the best solution now for the OP is to reformat the HDD, reinstall Windows, and then reinstall FSX.

 

Thanks Dave for your help.

 

Best regards,

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That's really strange, you problem sound the same as mine a couple of posts down from this one.

I have done all the checks in the CTD document, reinstalled FSX on a completely cleaned machine but still getting the same error.

Going to reformat the FSX drive and the reinstall Windows on the C: drive with the reformat option and the reinstall FSX on what should be effectively a new machine.

 

Have you installed any windows updates recently?

 

Malcolm

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There was one issue with Windows Update earlier this week and the topic is located in the Windows 7 forum. It does not affect Windows 8 updates.

 

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This topic relates to a windows 7 system. Bit of a coincidence that my problem occurred after updating my windows 7 system. I am going to check out the windows 7 forum, is it on avsim?

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Nowhere in this discussion does it say what the NT error log reported. Apparently the problem appeared after messing with the desktop size and undocked windows. If you can get it back to there, where fsx started but crashed undocking windows, we could probably fix the problem. did you assign a default flight at any stage? There's lots of posts about problems with .NET and C++ library versions, but these all run side by side any or all versions can be installed. Only a bad application installing and overwriting these libs can create problems like those. Most likely a simple error in the FSX setup.

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