Thomasso

P3D v4.1 - occasional CTD, no event logged!

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Hello,

recently I performed a clean Windows install. Quite often, the sim just shuts down without loggin any event. So I have no idea what causes it. It doesn't show the "P3D has stopped working" message. It just shuts down as if I pressed ALT+F4 or something. 

I'm thinking if it could be because of my 8 GB RAM. Also the HDD is performing very badly, often being at 100 %, bottlenecking the PC. 

I usually complete the first flight with no trouble, often even the second. But I don't think that I was able to finish 3 consequent flights yet.

Add-ons: FSLabs A320, ORBX Global, AS4+ASCA, FSGlobal Next Generation, ChasePlane, GSX, FSUIPC, TerraFlora and payware airports of course (Aerosoft Heathrow, Aerosoft Prague for example). Rig in the signature.

Right now it happened on a turn-around in Prague (LHR->PRG->LHR) when I was boarding the passengers in Prague, all systems were already set up. Very frustrating, as I'm following real world schedules and now I have to set everything up again.

 

Any ideas please?

Thanks very much.

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40 minutes ago, Thomasso said:

Hello,

recently I performed a clean Windows install. Quite often, the sim just shuts down without loggin any event. So I have no idea what causes it. It doesn't show the "P3D has stopped working" message. It just shuts down as if I pressed ALT+F4 or something. 

I'm thinking if it could be because of my 8 GB RAM. Also the HDD is performing very badly, often being at 100 %, bottlenecking the PC. 

I usually complete the first flight with no trouble, often even the second. But I don't think that I was able to finish 3 consequent flights yet.

Add-ons: FSLabs A320, ORBX Global, AS4+ASCA, FSGlobal Next Generation, ChasePlane, GSX, FSUIPC, TerraFlora and payware airports of course (Aerosoft Heathrow, Aerosoft Prague for example). Rig in the signature.

Right now it happened on a turn-around in Prague (LHR->PRG->LHR) when I was boarding the passengers in Prague, all systems were already set up. Very frustrating, as I'm following real world schedules and now I have to set everything up again.

 

Any ideas please?

Thanks very much.

How old is your hard drive? Sounds like it might be failing. 

 

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Try deleting your Shaders AND your Prepared.cfg file (both are rebuilt at the next startup).  This solved this type of problem for 5 people that I work with.

Best wishes.

 

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7 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

How old is your hard drive? Sounds like it might be failing. 

 

Very old. I don't know exactly but I think that I took it from my previous build. I did a defrag 3 days ago, no help. Is there any way that I could test its functionality? 🙂 

I'm planning on buying 1 TB SSD anyways, but until then, I'd really like it to work.

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3 minutes ago, DaveCT2003 said:

Try deleting your Shaders AND your Prepared.cfg file (both are rebuilt at the next startup).  This solved this type of problem for 5 people that I work with.

Best wishes.

 

Will try, thanks 🙂 

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38 minutes ago, Thomasso said:

Very old. I don't know exactly but I think that I took it from my previous build. I did a defrag 3 days ago, no help. Is there any way that I could test its functionality? 🙂 

I'm planning on buying 1 TB SSD anyways, but until then, I'd really like it to work.

What brand HD is it?  Most drive manufacturers offer free tools on their website.

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15 minutes ago, exeodus said:

What brand HD is it?  Most drive manufacturers offer free tools on their website.

Western Digital

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Go to their website and download the Lifeguard tool.  It has a utility to scan and repair the hard drive if it has bad sectors, and can tell you about the drives health.  It will only work for Western Digital hard drives.

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7 minutes ago, exeodus said:

Go to their website and download the Lifeguard tool.  It has a utility to scan and repair the hard drive if it has bad sectors, and can tell you about the drives health.  It will only work for Western Digital hard drives.

Thanks! 🙂 Will try it.

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4 hours ago, exeodus said:

Go to their website and download the Lifeguard tool.  It has a utility to scan and repair the hard drive if it has bad sectors, and can tell you about the drives health.  It will only work for Western Digital hard drives.

So I tested it and my HDD has passed the test with no issues... Strange 😞 

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