Freo

P3Dv4 Stopped working

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Yesterday afternoon, I started the sim, and I got the usual black square with the P3D4 logo. It started to load the scenery for about 3 seconds, and then it just disappeared off the screen. When I clicked the desktop icon again, I got a very short blue circle and then nothing. Tried the same thing a few times, with the same result. I shutdown the comp. and tried again, with the same result. I then ran repair through the uninstall program, It went through the repair operation but it still refuses to start. The only change I have made is to the default airport location and aircraft.  Running Windows 7 64 bit, and I have the sim installed into my dedicated E Drive, instead of C. Anybody got any idea what the problem could be.

Cheers. 

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Change to one of the P3d default aircraft and start up that as the default flight, then change to the aircraft you wish to use.  It's a bug that certain add-on mfrs, including Carenado, have had.  If you're using a P3d default aircraft, change to the A36.  I had the same issue, and that fixed it.  Now I start with the Carenado 337.  There are just certain gauges that don't initialize properly.

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Hi Cactus521,

I had the PMDG 737NGX as the start up aircraft, but as the sim will not start, how do I go about changing anything?

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Goto  "c:\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files" and delete (or rename) your 737 startup files. You may also need te delete the "Previous Flight" files

 

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Thank you, thank you, both. It worked like a charm. Started up with no problem :biggrin: .

Cheers, from a happy chappy

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1 hour ago, Freo said:

Hi Cactus521,

I had the PMDG 737NGX as the start up aircraft, but as the sim will not start, how do I go about changing anything?

It has been well documented here through several threads, to never have the PMDG aircraft, any of them, as your default start-up aircraft in any sim, be it FSX, FSX-SE or P3D, as it causes issues.

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As I have only had P3D for a few days, I have not been following any threads concerning problems with having PMDG aircraft as default start up. As for FSX, I have been running it for years with the PMDG NGX as the default start up, without any problems. That's why I decided to do what I did. However, lesson learnt!  

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