My first post here.
FSX freezing appears to have be going on for years, I think I have read nearly every post there is over the last month, none with any answer to stop the problem. I think I may have an answer. I can stop the freezes on my pc now and I can make them happen again by a few simple key strokes, which for me appears to confirm the problem.
I have flown FSX for years without a single freeze until I recently upgraded to a nice new pc and of course all of the add on's that were not worth considering on my old Q6600 pc.
The first freeze up I ever experienced was within 15 minutes of taking off in my nice new shiny PMDG 777. I waited the appropriate 8-10 minutes and it carried on flying after 9 mins. I blamed the 777 and attempted to keep flying for around a week with this tweak and that, lost count how many times I have opened the fsx.CFG file!.
I have reinstalled windows and FSX so many times I'm almost at the limit of activations for ASN! and i've only had it for 12 days!. On my last reinstall I didn't put the 777 back in the pc. Fired up ConcordeX for a nice jolly across the Atlantic...NOOO ...ConcordeX is now freezing on me exactly as the 777 did.
During the first month with the new pc I made numerous cross Atlantic crossings without any problem, ConcordeX was a dream, this was before I started tweaking the fsx.CFG file and installing Nvidea inspector etc. So I have been spending too much time looking at these tweaks thinking it was where the problem was or that some other programe, ASN UT2 etc caused the freezing problems.
I expect many of you know that some additions or variations from the standard fsx.CFG get changed back to default if you mess with the settings/display in flight. I have also just discovered that after a freeze with ConcordeX that sometimes the control/button-keys are also reset. I have reinstalled EZDOC twice more thinking it was at fault when all along the keys I deleted from fsx e.g. s, a, shift+s num, page up, page down etc used by EZDOC were back to the default state. This got me thinking that the only time I ever messed with the button/keys was when I first got EZDOC. The next time was when I got the 777. How could i set the takeoff trim in the 777?, I had deleted keys 1 and 7 for EZDOC use, so I assigned new keys for the trim. I also re-assigned keys, that were used to open and close views, to the autopilot heading bug which was easier to use with the ConcordeX as i was always pushing the heading bug trying to adjust with the mouse.
Anyway, a lot of waffle for a simple cure, at least for me, maybe you?.
Open control settings from top window menu in fsx or the start screen and reset button/keys to default. Then delete your keys needed for EZDOC if you use it. Whatever you do, do not delete a default key action and use it to to control another action.
Over the last few days I have made 3 Atlantic crossings with ConcordeX without a single problem. I made 2 more attempts with key changes in control panel and froze. I have also just completed 2 long flights in the PMDG 777 without a problem.
Worth a look guys? it works for me. But I guess if you have not reassigned any keys then this isn't your cure. I hope i'm not back in a few days saying I froze again! time will tell!!
edit.. Off to watch Froogle on UTube now to recap on setting up the 777..Hes also nudged me to order X Plane 10 64bit .....I must have been in a state with this new pc!!.