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FSX SE freezing on the setting screen

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 Hi all,


I wonder if someone can help me? because I have run into an issue I cannot fix.

I have just reinstalled FSX SE back onto my win 7 64 bit machine. It is stock standard with no tweaks to the config. When I go to the setting screen and after adjusting the items I need to adjust I click on the "OK" button and then the game freezes causing a shut down and restart. It does not matter which of the tab screens (display, aircraft, scenery, weather and traffic) I am on it happens on all of them.

If anyone has any idea I would be greatful for your advice on how to fix this. Thank you. Oh,I am also getting script errors when I come into the home screen on startup.


regards Tom


machine specs are:


ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition X79 E-ATX Quad Channel LGA2011 Motherboard              

Intel Ivy Bridge-E Core i7 4960X 3.6Ghz 15MB LGA2011  

Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3-1866 CL9 (994105)


Western Digital Caviar Black WD2003FZEX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA3

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA3 

Asus GeForce GTX780 Ti 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 x 2

Corsair Hydro Series H90 140mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

SilverStone Strider Gold ST1000-G 1000W Modular PSU 80Plus Gold 

Dell U2711 27" 2560x1440 UltraSharp IPS Monitor 

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27” 165Hz ISP 2560X1440, nVidia G-Sync LED Monitor

ASUS 12x Blu-ray Writer

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe Fatal1ty Pro Series 

Altec Lansing THX MX5021 speakers with sub woofer 2.1

Cooler Master Haf X full tower case





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Did you use an old FSX.cfg after you reinstalled FSX?  If you are having issues just with the FSX settings, you just need to delete or move the fsx.cfg to a temporary directory, restart FSX and let the config rebuild.


If that does not fix the problem, then you need to post the Event Viewer regarding the crash/freeze and/or an AppCrashView report (see page 7, AVSIM CTD Guide, Actions to Take if a Crash is Encountered).  There are images and directions on how to do this. 


Page 10 of the AVSIM CTD Guide shows you how to fix most Freezes/Crashes in FSX.  See the link in my signature.


Best regards,


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Hi Jim,


That CTD guide is very well done, some excellent advice in there. I used the stock config that was created on launching. I deleted that config and the two suggested dll files. I renamed the scenery config file but then fsx would not start so I had to rename it back again. On crashing and restarting windows I could not find anything in the event viewer or "AppCrashView" that related to FSX crashing. I even noted the time of the crash down so it would be easy to find but no luck. I am going to uninstall it and try again. I am also reinstalling this onto a clean install of the operating system (I formatted the drive yesterday).


regards Tom

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