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Any way to monitor slow loading FSX time?

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From what I understand, slow FSX loading times are from a lot of simobject airplanes and addon scenery. Only removing them speeds up loading times, disabling does NOT.

 

There are programs out there that can log Windows boot loading times to find out where the delays most occur.

 

Is there anything similar for FSX? Is such a program possible? A HDD monitor program running in the background perhaps?

 

It would be nice to pinpoint or see where and which files/directories the actual loading delays more so come from.

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From what I understand, slow FSX loading times are from a lot of simobject airplanes and addon scenery. Only removing them speeds up loading times, disabling does NOT.

 

On page 17 of the AVSIM CTD Guide (see link in my signature or look under Hot Spots in the sidebar) you can download Process Monitor and then we provide the procedures for setting it up so you will see exactly what is loading at startup (or after the setup screen or during a flight).

 

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On page 17 of the AVSIM CTD Guide (see link in my signature or look under Hot Spots in the sidebar) you can download Process Monitor and then we provide the procedures for setting it up so you will see exactly what is loading at startup (or after the setup screen or during a flight).

 

Best regards,

 

Before I try it, does PM log or show the load time of each or will it simply show everything that is loaded?

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Before I try it, does PM log or show the load time of each or will it simply show everything that is loaded?

If you set it up the way I described it in the AVSIM CTD Guide, it will show you the load time and everything that is loaded.  You will see several entries of the same thing loading.  All you need to do is look at the time when the loading started and then look at the end to see what time it ended.  Most loads take a second or two.  To have a nice a pretty program that would tell you exactly how long it took to load, say, the fsuipc4.dll and then the PMDG module, etc., etc., would be impossible to set up.  The good thing about this log is that you start it up first and then start FSX and you can watch all of the things loading.  This report only shows FSX and fsx add-ons.  If you did not set it up as shown in the AVSIM CTD Guide, you would get entries for Windows and other software loading on your system.  Sometimes that's good to see too as there could be a Windows scheduling function or a scanning of FSX by your anti-virus program that is delaying the startup.  It's the only tool in the whole world that will show you the information you need.

 

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