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After long load on Prepar3D V3 and it loaded I get Black Screen and nothing else shows.

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Hello Simmers;

 I installed the Prepard3D V3 pro. It was loading fine, but all of sudden, when it loads the flight, it only shows a black screen. No error, nothing. Just stay black, like its still loading. The only thing I was able to work so far before it happened was the REX4 with Soft clouds. Also sometimes, it just keeping loading and the sim doesn`t open. Do you guys think is the Nvidia Driver?

 

My PC specs are:

 

 Intel I7 2600K
 2 x ASUS GTX 660 Ti SLI

 8 GB RAM

 Wind7 64bit

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Hard to say - first guess is that you have a corrupt fxml file

 

Try deleting the shaders folder (appdata\local) and see if that helps.

 

Also delete or rename the Prepar3d.cfg file and see if it loads.

 

Are you going straight into a flight or do you load the Scenario screen first?

 

Vic

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Probably a silly statement But did you leaved it for a little while,  its not the shaders building no ? 

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vgbaron;

 I was able to get into the scenerio, but when it loads to the scenery I can`t see anything. Just a black screen. I`m also running in windowed mode. Try to delete the CFG file and nothing. I`ll try the shaders folder.

 

Poppet, what do you mean leaved it for a while? It`s the one time thing of the load?

Thanks,

 

Thiago
 

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Check your Prepare3d.cfg for:

 

[sTARTUP]
LoadWindow=1

 

(near the end of the file)

 

I tried LoadWindow=0 thinking it was the setting to show the startup window or not and I had the same black screen issue you describe.

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Like i said it was probably a silly statement, but when i delete my shaders folder OR do a fresh install my screen stays black for ages but eventually comes on 

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vgbaron;

Try to delete the CFG file and nothing. I`ll try the shaders folder.

Were you able to delete it and nothing changed or you were NOT able to delete it?

 

What flight are you trying to load - default or custom?

 

Vic

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Are you starting from a saved scenario?  Try deleting (or moving) the scenario files out of the P3D documents folder and it should load back to the original default state. 

 

This was happening to me when I saved a flight with the PMDG NGX at FSDT's KFLL as the default flight, and then the next time I loaded the sim everything went to black after it finished loading.  No idea why it happens.

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Like i said it was probably a silly statement, but when i delete my shaders folder OR do a fresh install my screen stays black for ages but eventually comes on 

 

It does seem to take forever in v3 dunnit? :)

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Ok,

 I don`t know if the Jim suggestion worked, but I also update the graphic driver and I was able to open fine. Started at the airport. than I stated playing with the sliders to increase the quality of the sim... Than few more... I was hitting 13 FPS on heavy storm day and all of sudden crashed.  

 I forgot to mention that I`m using a separate SSD drive for the Prepar3D V3 from the Prepare3D V2.5, Do you think it can be a problem?

 It is also taking longer to shutdown the PC.

 What is happing????? Rrrrrr

 Trying know to delete the Shader folder and nothing.

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Ok,

 I don`t know if the Jim suggestion worked, but I also update the graphic driver and I was able to open fine. Started at the airport. than I stated playing with the sliders to increase the quality of the sim... Than few more... I was hitting 13 FPS on heavy storm day and all of sudden crashed.  

 

Not to to be the bearer of bad news but you may have a bad video card or a power supply  - this will cause these issues - might want to look into it - put your video card thru a stress test for starters pc shuts off that will tell you a lot

 

Also you are running sli you must test them one at a time to figure out which one is bad

 

Get a program like hardware monitor it will tell you the voltages on your power supply - they should be be pretty much the same for the 3 rails

 

My money is on a damaged graphics card

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Make sure the onboard Intel GPU is disabled in Windows or BIOS, it may interfere with the operation of P3D

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After changing setting and the sim crashes, I have seen this on restarting the sim. The Sim starts but no spash screen appears and the screen turns black. If you click on the screen with the mouse you get a ping and if you hit esc. the menu that shows create senario, continue, exit prepar3d etc. appears. If you close the sim and restart the thing just happens again.

 

I have seen this a couple of times since installing V3 usually after a change like installing an addon.

 

You said that you have tried deleting  appdata/local/lockheed martin/shaders and you have tried deleting your Prepar3d.cfg

 

Did you try one then start the sim, that didn't work, then try the other start the sim and that didn't work either?

 

Or did you delete both the shader file and the Prepar.cfg and then restart the sim.

 

The later fixes this problem for me!

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Also try some of the solutions provided by others from around the flight simulation community worldwide in the AVSIM CTD Guide (see link in my signature).  Look at pages 10 and 11.  I see though you were able to get the sim to start up by reinstalling the video card drivers (post 12) so your OP is fixed?  Now you are having issues with fps because you have weather turned on and sliders turned up?

 

Best regards,

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Ok;

 I`ll try those fix from everyone. But Just again occur that when I go the tab above try to open the realism tab, it crashes.

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Ok;

 It seem to be working fine for couple of days after doing some tweak on the Prepard.CFG file.

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emfbi, But I have a similar problem. It takes a long while during the boot process, then I get the opening screen. The box with a spinning aircraft turns black within seconds, and then the sim program does a cdt. I deleted the shader file as suggested above, but after clicking the P3d.exe icon, a popup box says no shaders are found, and nothing else happens. I added the [start] section also mentioned above. (It was not in the default p3d.cfg, and again, the sim crashed as soon as the first options screen appeared. I checked event viewer and got a couple of error reports, which I will take to the P3D forum. This is very frustrating and not at all what I expected. I suppose I will also delete and then reinstall the sim, but if that does not work, I suppose I will seek a refund from LM as a last resort and go back to FSX (which btw, I cannot get to work under any circumstances in W10. I have gone back to W7 as a result, but there is no need here to  go into my long and frustrating experience. Thanks for reading this far, comments are welcome

 

Sherm.

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