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Ray Proudfoot

P3D v4.3 crashes on first load but fine thereafter

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This is a weird problem that I can’t resolve. After booting up my new PC I launch P3D v4 and it will crash before the free flight window is displayed. I have to close the GoFlight program that controls my 7 GoFlight modules. ChasePlane closes itself.

But on second and subsequent launches it runs absolutely fine. I was installing 50+ scenery packages this week and after each one I loaded P3D and checked the airport looked okay. So this process has been well and truly hammered.

My EXE.XML contains two entries - one for ChasePlane and the other for the GoFlight executable.

Looking at Event Viewer there are two and sometimes three application error entries. The first will be ChasePlane, the second GoFlight and the last P3D. It’s always the dreaded ntdll.dll error.

These are not rare programs. Many people run these addons. But the weird thing is why it causes a crash on the first launch of the day and only the first launch.

The obvious answer is not to run these programs but I need them. It’s a real head-scratcher and one I’ve never had before. Anyone got any ideas?


Ray (Cheshire, England).
System: P3D v4.5, Intel i7-8086K o/c to 4.6Ghz, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Asus Prime Z370-A mobo, 32Gb G.Skill DDR4 3000Mhz RAM, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, BenQ PD3200U 32” UHD monitor.
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