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Lordnum

Problem Launching Flight™

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Hi There!

I'm new here, but was advised by a fellow Flight pilot, HB1PC3, to join this website to ask for much needed help.

As I am also posting to msFLIGHTS.net & FSDeveloper.com to ask for the same advice, I have posted all the problematic information to a page within my own website, at:
http://www.smartartsplus.co.uk/flightadvice.htm
in the hope that someone out there in the virtual Flight skies can help me relaunch my game.

Thanking you in anticipation of a solution!

Paul J. Hopkins
(aka Lordnum)

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I visited your website, and will make one suggestion to possibly help your search for assistance.  Copy your page and insert it in this post. Many people are leary of visiting outside sites from a trusted one due to the problems that occur periodically with spam and privacy intrusions.

 

Thanks.

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Thanks 188AHC. Content of my web page, as follows:

 

Hi There!

 

I am presenting this as a web page as I am posting a link on three forums (FSDeveloper.com; AVSim.com; & msFLIGHTS.net) to see if anyone out there can help me solve a new problem that has developed on my computer, with regard to running Microsoft Flight™. I am usually quite capable of solving my own computer problems, but this one has me completely baffled and so, I turn to you out there in Flight Simulator World for much needed assistance!

 

On 30th August 2016, I received an email from fellow Flight pilot, BergSpreu69, announced the launch of two new FREE aeroplanes for Flight, developed by FS Tester. That evening I downloaded both add-ons and installed them via the Flight Toolkit, agreeing to the T&C’s outlined on the installation pages.  I then launched Flight and gave them both a good testing of my own and decided they were both a brilliant addition to the game – Thanks FS Tester for all your hard work!  I parked up at Hilo International and logged out and did not attempt to re-enter Flight for about another 4-5 weeks, as I was rather busy with other matters.

 

My present nightmares arrived at the beginning of October, when late one evening I logged into my ‘account.xbox.com’ to see if any of my Flight pals were online in the game and saw DeltaSierra80 & HB1PC3 were playing. I clicked on my usual QuickLaunch icon to start Flight and …

 

After about 5 minutes of the computer gone all sluggish, a dialogue box (I have never seen before) appeared on my screen:

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If I press ‘Retry’ the cursor flicks over to the ‘Switch To’ button; if I press ‘Switch To’ the Windows Start Menu appears. I have no idea what the error message is referring to by “the other program is busy.” Can anyone offer me any advice?

 

In the 4-5 weeks since last flying in Flight, I had not installed anything else on my computer. Nor had I performed any Windows Updates. I left the problem, once I’d managed to kill the non-launching-Flight via the Task Manager and tried again the next morning.

 

I got the same error message and so went to Programs & Features to see if I could either Repair or Un-Install Flight. On attempting to repair the game, progress stopped with a new error message:

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which tells me to look in its default folder:

 

'C:\Users\Paulspixels\AppData\Local\Microsoft\GFWLive\Downloads\4d5308d2e0000001\Content\'

 

(where Paulspixels is the name of MY computer) but there is no 'game.msi' in there or anywhere else on my computer - I've searched!  On cancelling the Repair Tool, I received error message:

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I used the Flight Toolkit to remove every add-on I had, including the offending Beechcraft and Maule Ski - I say offending, because up until their installation on my PC, my copy of Flight worked perfectly! Anyway, once I had removed everything via the Toolkit, I un-installed the Toolkit itself and then cleaned the registry. Next, I un-installed Flight, deleted the remaining Flight folders from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games' and then cleaned the registry again and set about re-installing Flight from scratch.

 

I noticed, during the new installation process that the folder,

'C:\Users\Paulspixels\AppData\Local\Microsoft\GFWLive\Downloads\4d5308d2e0000001\Content\' reappeared and contained the missing ‘game.msi’ file and so I assumed everything was okay again.  When GFWLive reported that the game had been installed successfully, I clicked on the play button only to find myself back at the ‘other program is busy’ dialogue box! I checked back to the previous missing (game.msi) folder to find that it had vanished into thin air again, much like my MS Flight™ career!

 

Having been in touch with various other Flight™ pilots, HB1PC3 advised me to get every one of the items listed at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977003 which I did and have installed all that my computer would allow:

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and still no success!

 

I have been a Microsoft Flight Simulator addict since around 1995 and am now suffering withdrawal symptoms! I am at a complete loss regarding the above and don’t know what to do next, but maybe, hopefully, you do!?

 

My PC is an Acer Aspire X3990 running Windows 7 Home (64-bit) with 8 GB RAM and has never had a problem running Microsoft Flight™.

 

 

Please help me sort this problem out, so that I may announce the re-start of Flight’s AeroHunting Season – see web link, below.

 

Best regards,

Paul J. Hopkins

 

(aka Lordnum of Lordnum’s Flight Experience)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Lordnum

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People use that Junk Sim?

Can I ask you, what Junk Sim do you use?

 

-eelis-

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People use that Junk Sim?

 

Was this really needed ? Or... can you explain what you gain from a sentence like this, other than the posts above ?

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Was this really needed ? Or... can you explain what you gain from a sentence like this, other than the posts above ?

Precisely! :hi:

I was just hoping there might be an expert out there that has experienced a similar problem and that could help me find a solution to my problem. I didn't expect to be trolled in a forum, such as this one, but as I said "I guess it all depends on what one enjoys …"!

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I have now updated the C++ files on my computer, which now look like this:

 

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and I will try to re-install the whole Flight™ and the Toolkit again, this evening. If this doesn't solve the problem, then it is time to throw in the towel! :sad:  :help:  :Cry:

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Yesterday afternoon, I uninstalled all the extra C++ redists I had installed over this past weekend and this morning I reinstalled Flight and everything worked!  Well, almost everything … I have miraculously gone from Pilot Career Level 26 back down to Level 1 and have to learn how to fly again and redo all the various missions and achievement to regain all the built in repaints that I'd already achieved.  I've also lost the RV-6 RCAF repaint which I unlocked by finding the Keyhole Aerocache.  Ah well … better than having no Flight at all, I guess!


I will now concentrate on the re-opening of AeroHunting Season for those that still like to discover all the oddities hidden in the fantastic scenery to be found in Flight.
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my queries wave.gif

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Glad to hear you had some success. I guess we forgot to mention that you should save your career file in case you had to reinstall. Oh well, have a great time flying the missions again. Shouldn't take too long.

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Uninstalling shouldn't delete the career files, but if you are manually clearing out directories it is definitely possible to delete it.

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