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FSX Reverts to windowed mode from full screen mid-flight

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I normally close and open FSX in windowed mode so that I can move it to my main display. I run 2 screens and Windows 8.1 on a 3.9GHz dual core processor. This normally works fine with DX10 fixer from Steve. Recently an annoying thins happens at 19:56 most evening. FSX freezes momentarily and returns to a windowed mode with anything I had on the 2nd screen loaded on top of the cockpit display.

Have tried to find something running in the background such as an auto up-date in another programme but no luck yet.

Any ideas please?

Alan

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If it happens at 19:56 every time, then it must be a schedule running in the background. Go to your System Configuration and disable any startup programs. Click on the Start button, type msconfig in the search bar, hit enter key and then click on the Startup Tab.

 

Best regards,

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I agree with Jim, usually this happens when system resources are failing to manage your current setup, thus causing a reset while your FSX is running. Make sure you have all the updated drivers for your system, you might want to activate your Windows system resource monitor so you can actually see what is going on with your system when it happens, look at your administrator error logs as well to pin point what is actually causing the issues.

 

Good luck.

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Thank you for your quick responses.

I am exploring what starts up, what I really need and also trying Jim's idea of the resource monitor.

Have noticed that Internet Explorer seems to be sat in a suspended state and then FSX crashed although at a different time. Went back to IE and closed it again, re-started FSX with resource manr on 2nd screen. no IE entries and had successful flight through 19:56.

Will keep an eye on things and let you know.

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I have encountered this issue with IE 10 and 11 in the past. I have a lot of tabs when I start up IE and those tabs I found take up a lot of resources. Then, I'll see a crash and IE is trying to close the application and taking up even more resources. Alas, I decided to stay away from IE during a flight session. I have also run the Task Manager and will see IE programs still running even though I closed down IE. I close them and it is like a breath of fresh air for FSX. It's why it's one of the many recommendations in the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide located at the right of this forum under Hot Spots. It's a shame that Windows and IE do not alert you to these problems but, instead raise havoc with your FSX application and add-ons.

 

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