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  1. Thanks for the tips! Brussels, Luxemburg and Nice are all airports I might be interested in. Will check them out again. For Brussels though, Longranger said he wasn't that impressed with that one and some other airports. Yep, Dusseldorf is one airport I will most probably get. I remember it was really nice for P3D as mentioned above. Followed the link to the review and even when I don't understand much since I don't speak German the screenshots were nice 😊 Oslo and Bergen are two airports I'll pick up for sure but guess I'll wait until they are on sale. As you say, with Cyber Monday coming up around the corner that might be a good time to shop for some new airports! The same of course goes for Christmas but would like at least a couple of new airports to fly to before that 😊
  2. Thanks for your input! I share your views thinking of Justsim in P3D where I had some of their airports. A couple of them quite good while others not so good. And unfortunately they mostly weren't that keen addressing many of the issues reported. They always seemed more interested in pushing out more products=making more money I guess. Maybe I'll get Düsseldorf and will also consider Salzburg. I had that one for P3D where it was quite nice. Hopefully it is in X-Plane as well. I also read a good review of their Luxembourg scenery. Same thing with Innsbruck which also received some good comments. Do you have any other good suggestions other than Justsim airports?
  3. Noticed how there's an ongoing sale over at simMarket where all JUSTSIM airports are currently 20% off and figured it might be a good opportunity to get some of them. Haven't had any payware airports for XP until recently when I bought EDDF and LSZH from Aerosoft. Very happy with both of them but would like to get some more high-quality payware airports for XP. I do all my flying in the Zibo 737 so needs to be airports that can handle a 737 and I also do all my flying in Europe meaning I'm only interested in European airports. Thanks in advance for any tips!
  4. Considering the time, effort and money people invested in their Ortho4XP scenery I don't think that would be a very smart move.
  5. Aerosoft Frankfurt, JustSim Innsbruck and UK2000 Gatwick received most votes up to this point but only 12 people voted. So I hope more people with experience of these airports will cast their votes too. I'm a bit surprised Virtual Design - Alicante didn't receive more votes since I've heard it should be a great one.
  6. If you haven't already, check out the YouTube clips from Flightdeck2sim. They are truly great and him being a real NG driver spending all his time in the Zibo mod over the NGX these days says quite a bit of the Zibo mod IMO.
  7. Wow, looks spectacular!
  8. Cool, will keep my eyes open for it.
  9. Thanks for the tip but I do all my flying in Europe.
  10. Which of these airports would you guys buy first/consider best? Also, please comment if you think I missed an airport that should be on the list. Needs to be able to take a 737-800 though meaning no small strips.
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    SFC and DISM fail to repair storport.sys

    Very happy to report I finally managed to sort this issue and sure enough storport.sys was the culprit! I actually had 3 copies of that file where one of them was considerably smaller than the other 2 copies. Still, the company in the details of the file was Microsoft Corporation. So it did appear like a valid copy of the file. The smallest file was 34.6 kB wheras the other two copies of the file were 548 kB each. Anyways, after some hassle taking ownership of the smallest file and the folder where it was located I was able to replace it with a copy of the storport.sys file located in %windir%\System32\Drivers. I then rebooted my PC and ran SFC followed by DISM and what do you know...both of them now finished successfully! I finished off by resetting the owner of both the folder and the new copy of the file back to TrustedInstaller.
  12. Hey guys! I had to restart my PC yesterday using the power button after I ran into an issue with the USB controller suddenly stopped working resulting in no keyboard nor mouse. I managed to RDP into the PC from my mobile phone and thought I was able to restart my PC successfully. But the screen never came on again after the reboot showing 'No signal'. So, in the end I had to shut it down by holding the physical power button depressed for a couple of seconds.After this all seemed good and Windows started up just fine with no issues. Still, I figured it might be a good idea to check my disks as well as running SFC to make sure I didn't end up with any corrupt files as a result of the "hard" shutdown.No disk issues found but running sfc /scannow informed me corrupt files were found that couldn't be fixed. I then tried dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth as well as dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:L:\sources\install.wim:1 with and without the /limitaccess switch but still no go. Ended at about 90% throwing error 3017 telling me the requested operation failed and that a system reboot was required to roll back changes made. Someone suggested in another forum I should try a Windows repair downloading and using the most recent ISO. So I did and the repair finished successfully but the exact same problem remains even after the repair.Here's CBS.log as well as dism.log. What I found most interesting in the logs are a couple of lines in CBS.log referring to a file called storport.sys. Not really sure though what devices is actually using that file. I learned it's some kind of standard Microsoft storage driver but going through all my storage devices in Device Manager, I haven't been able to find a single one using this specific file/driver. Here's the lines of most interest in CBS.log I think. 2018-09-27 03:32:06, Info CSI 00003385 Hashes for file member [l:12]'storport.sys' do not match. Expected: {l:32 b:163423f1d9ab4271ee997536a78b2d7b0472a15c1a45c608b0a0fed49fc6ed3c}. Actual: {l:32 b:aa7b4cda0cf8a3ff42c4d438612d32d69b2a249811eb91beed734b295355edfb}. 2018-09-27 03:32:06, Info CSI 00003386 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:12]'storport.sys' of Microsoft-Windows-StorPort, version 10.0.17134.137, arch amd64, nonSxS, pkt {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35} in the store, hash mismatch 2018-09-27 03:32:06, Info CSI 00003387 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:80]'Package_1037_for_KB4458469~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~' 2018-09-27 03:32:06, Info CSI 00003388 Hashes for file member [l:12]'storport.sys' do not match. Expected: {l:32 ml:4096 b:163423f1d9ab4271ee997536a78b2d7b0472a15c1a45c608b0a0fed49fc6ed3c}. Actual: {l:32 b:aa7b4cda0cf8a3ff42c4d438612d32d69b2a249811eb91beed734b295355edfb}. 2018-09-27 03:32:06, Info CSI 00003389 Hashes for file member [l:12]'storport.sys' do not match. Expected: {l:32 ml:4096 b:163423f1d9ab4271ee997536a78b2d7b0472a15c1a45c608b0a0fed49fc6ed3c}. Actual: {l:32 b:aa7b4cda0cf8a3ff42c4d438612d32d69b2a249811eb91beed734b295355edfb}. 2018-09-27 03:32:06, Info CSI 0000338a [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\\storport.sys; source file in store is also corrupted I'm on Win 10 1803 Build 17134.320 with all the latest MS fixes applied as of today. Edited to add one thing I forgot to mention. Booting into safe mode, SFC doesn't report any issues. It will only fail when booting Windows into normal mode.Many thanks in advance for any tips on how to sort this one!
  13. Getting an SSD (or a couple of SSDs) to store some 6 TB data might end up being a bit too expensive for my taste 😄 What you say is interesting but I'm not sure that is the case here. Reason being I see the disk activity light glowing at the same time I experience the stuttering. Looking at the other parts of my system, I don't have a top of the line system but still fairly competent - a 6700K @ 4.5 GHz, 16 GB 3000 MHz DDR4 RAM and a 1080Ti. My system as well as XP partitions reside on a Samsung 950 Pro SSD.
  14. Anyone in here tried playing around with different disk block sizes to see how performance is affected? Since a while back I'm using XP11 as my main flight sim and this with Ortho4XP photo scenery covering the major part of Europe. I have a dedicated a 10 TB 7200 RPM HDD for the photo scenery which takes up about 6 TB of the drive. One thing I've noticed is how some stuttering occurs when new photo scenery is read as you fly along. For this reason I started thinking that maybe increasing the block size from the standard 4096 bytes to something bigger, maybe even all the way up to 2MB, might increase performance. This based on the fact that the average file size for this drive is 4.3 MB where 4096 bytes blocks doesn't seem very efficient. What do you guys think?
  15. Since version 1803 of Windows 10 the screensaver won't start unless I disconnect or disable my CH pedals. I posted about this issue over here. Anyone else noticed the same thing?