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Hi guys....This is the problem:My flightsim folder has reached past 6 gigs, and I aded the dreamwings dashQ8-100 and 200 series. and now, when it loads, nothing happens. it sits there for 10 minutes doing nothing...

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what?rename it to what exactly? and reboot how (I already have rebooted and nothing has happened)PS. I also have Flight 1 Ultimate Traffic installed.... Any problem here??

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rename it anything, like FS9.cfg_old_, so that Flgiht Simulator won't recognize it, and when you start FS after that, it will automatically build a new FS9.cfg file.-Jeremy BurchThe Ozark Dogfighter http://forums.avsim.net/images/wedge.gifHappy Flying!A pilot pulled out a .38 revolver and placed it on top of the instrument panel, then told the navigator "I use this on navigators who get me lost!"The navigator pulled out a .45 and placed it on his chart table. The pilot asked, "What's that for?""To be honest sir," the navigator replied, "I'll know we're lost before you will."

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um.... okay.But to make more sense, I have uninstalled the whole thing and rebooted it, but the program still hangs. I think I know why. My computer has reached its maximum commit charge (25%) and wont go any further. That is why Flight Simulator hangs.I have 512MB Ram card, and that is quite fast (or so my technician told me) and to upgrade it to a 1GB RAM is quite expensive.Anyway around this??It never happened before, but after adding the DashQ100 and Q200 expansion, my computer hangs at Flight Sim...Thanks again for your help.Sorry, I just realised.... I dont have any fs9.cfg file.... Funnily enough. I only have a fs2000.cfg file. Is it located on the "Flight Simulator 9" main folder? Cause if so, I can't fnid it.Thanks again. :D :D

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You'll find it in c:documents & settings[your name]appllication datamicrosoftfs9Presumably it's in there so different people using the same computer to fly FS9 can have different config settings...

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Sorry, doesn't like brackets in here! That should beYou'll find it in c:documents & settings your user name application datamicrosoftfs9

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and what will exactly happen?are you sure this will work (well, ill go check now. Fingers crossed.) X

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Do you mean the selection screen is blank, or the whole thing crashes? If it's a black selection screen then it's possible that the 'sim' entry line in the aircraft.cfg file doesn't match the .air file name.

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no. it starts up with the whole background..... and waits..... and waits...... and waits...... and then i find out it hangs.

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>Hi guys....>>This is the problem:>>My flightsim folder has reached past 6 gigs, and I aded the>dreamwings dashQ8-100 and 200 series. and now, when it loads,>nothing happens. it sits there for 10 minutes doing>nothing...helloyour problem has nothing to do with the fact that your flight sim folder is over 6 gigs, Mine is at 75 gigs with no ill effects.Try thisremove the Dreamwings package ( things were going ok before you added this?)load your "C:program filesmicrosoft gamesflight simulator 9scenery.cfg" into notepad and cut out everything after area 038 and paste this into another file for safe keeping. change area 038 from active=TRUE to active=FALSEThis will get you back to the default scenery and afcads only.Rename "C:documents and settingsyour nameapplication datamicrosoftfs9fs9.cfg" to fs9.cfg_oldthis will rebuild the config file to its original condition.Do these things one at a time and if these dont work then Move all aircraft to a new folder apart fron the default cessna.

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What are your system specs?The fssound module is not hard to fix.Add this in the fs9.cfg[oldmodules]fssound.dllsomething like that.

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Hey MadDog. 75 Gigs? That`s impressive, mate! Lol. I`m guessing photo sceneries are the meat of that? My FS is a svelte 8 Gigs, though I do take the "modules" approach and concentrate on a small number of scenery areas. Back to the thread. Another thing to check is that the default flight that FS is trying to load on startup still exists. This can cause problems. I think letting fs recreate fs9.cfg will clear this though. Good luckJames

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but will messing up with the scenery files mess up with any add-on scenery (or by any chance the Ultinmate Traffic I have)??

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just curious....75 gigs of what?!by the way, I am sharnig the Flight Simulator with 80GB of music. All coded at 96kbps.Either way, I am trying now to fix the problem.

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HelloThe size is a result of installing a lot of scenery and aircraft from the Avsim Library plus a lot photo sceneries and FSgenesis meshes at LOD 4,5,6,7,8,9 and USA at LOD10, and then way too much payware aircraft and scenery that i dare not even start to add up the money spent.This hobby can get expensive very quickly but the best part of the whole flightsim scene is free and that is the community built around it.

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okay, i tries each of the three methods. and none of them work; my game still hangs....Oh boy, this might take a while.

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nothing is working. still nothing is responding....

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I'd suggest you try to document a logical troubleshooting process and your results.From looking at this thread:Your FS was working - you installed an FS2002 aircraft and it never successfully loaded after you installed that aircraft.You renamed the FS9.cfg file - that forces the system to restart with the original out of the box configuration. A useful troubleshooting technique. However it is critical that the original / unmodified default C-172 be on your system - or that suggestion will cause an aircraft initialization failure.The only result you got from that was a warning about an FS2002 non-compliant module which some panel designers seem to love.You have modified the FS9.cfg file to allow the non-compliant module to be loaded. No success.You have uninstalled / removed the aircraft. Still no success.Is that correct - you have taken all these steps and are still not able to successfully start Flight Simulator?A couple questions - by "won't start" do you mean that you never get to the "Create a Flight" window, or that you can get there but cannot load a flight?You should shut down your computer system cold - at least 10 minutes to ensure all cache clears after major changes. Many people have also found that the many temporary cache files Flight Simulator creates can make fixing a problem impossible. I would recommend you search for and delete all Scenery.DAT files in the Flight Simulator folder.You should also make sure that you start the system from the Start Menu Icon, with no autostartup utilities.When troubleshooting - you should not start from a saved flight - though starting from one of the default C--172 flights might be a last resort.If the problem occurred immediately after adding a new aircraft - the problem will almost always be the aircraft.The first suspect would be a gauge or a module, with a texture close behind. Removing the gauges from most aircraft is extrememly difficult. So many aircraft share the same gauges.The gps_export.dll is a major source of problems. If you have FS2004 with the FS9.1 patch - this module MUST be the one installed by that package - the date on mine is 9/1/2004.I'd suggest you check that.I also like to keep a copy of a scenery.cfg file with only the default scenery setup so I can test it easily to rule out add-on scenery issues.You can easily temporarily move AI and all aircraft - except the default aircraft to a temporary folder - to rule out aircraft.cfg issues which can keep the program from starting.Anwyay, if you have no success getting FS back operational - please try to give us a step by step of your troubleshooting.Almost never is reinstalling FS a good idea.

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well, now. it tells me that my FSsound.dll file cannot be found.Could anyone trade it with me? As to reinstall the whole package would take forever??Also; no, when the application opens the start up window, with the giant title and the DC-3 in the background, nothing loads after that. Except for the FSsound.dll file missing (look at the picture above)

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