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  1. I am still flying with no freezes. I just haven't connected to the Internet. So, the question that remains is, is it Windows Updates or Microsoft Security Essentials updates? Not sure how to proceed. The last freeze free flying before all went bad was July 1st. Should I delete all the windows updates back to that date or get rid of MSE? Any advice? Tx
  2. I think you are onto something Jim. After my first successful 2 hrs flight the last thing I did was get antivirus updates for Microsoft Security Essentials then shutdown PC. The very next time I booted up and tried to fly it froze. So after yesterday's successful 2 hrs of flying with no connection to the Internet and Microsoft Security Essentials turned off I didn't do any thing else but shut down. (BTW I already have automatic Windows Updates turned off) Today I booted up PC with WiFi dongle pulled out and MSE turned off and had another successful 1 hr flight. I'm going to stay disconnected from the web and see if I can keep flying without freezing. It's a dedicated Flight Sim PC so I don't need Internet on it. I'll post updates in a few days. Thanks for your invaluable help.
  3. Update: I re-ran the repair portion of Tweaking.com tool. Then took off again. Flew over 2 hours with no freeze. What ever is going on seems to be fixed after repair but as soon as I shut down my PC and go on the next day the freezing is back.. Have you ever heard of that?
  4. So I ran a full (took 5 hours to run) Check Disk. There were no error or bad sectors. I am going back to your CTD Guide and start at the beginning again. I will need some help along the way.
  5. I was happy too soon. It froz again today after 23 mins and then again at 11 mins. I guess I am back to the drawing board. I am doing a scan disk for bad sectors at the moment. Maybe I have a hardware issue. Talk to you late with details.
  6. Jim you are a genius!! SUCCESS! Just completed 2 hours of flying with no freezes. So, I took your advice and downloaded Windows Repair from Tweaking.com. Followed the directions to the letter including repairing twice. Then decided to boot up FSX and try it. Not a speck of troubles. So consider this solved. BTW should I only run Windows repair when I have a problem or every now and then as a preventative maintenance? Again, Jim, Thank you so much for all your help and sticking with me. First flying in four months! I was beginning to think all was lost. So incredibly happy.
  7. Thanks Jim. I will try the above on Friday. (Busy today and this evening. I also downloaded Process Monitor last night, so maybe that will help us.
  8. I got this from Event Viewer. This happened at 6:25 and my FSX froze at 6:53pm Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI Date: 19/10/2016 6:26:51 PM Event ID: 10 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: Colleen-AV Description: Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected. Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" /> <EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-10-19T22:26:51.000000000Z" /> <EventRecordID>34746</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" /> <Channel>Application</Channel> <Computer>Colleen-AV</Computer> <Security /> </System> <EventData> <Data>//./root/CIMV2</Data> <Data>SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99</Data> <Data>0x80041003</Data> </EventData> </Event> Number 2 Error Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing Date: 19/10/2016 6:25:06 PM Event ID: 3 Task Category: Session Level: Error Keywords: Session User: SYSTEM Computer: Colleen-AV Description: Session "Microsoft Security Client OOBE" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000D Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing" Guid="{B675EC37-BDB6-4648-BC92-F3FDC74D3CA2}" /> <EventID>3</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>2</Task> <Opcode>14</Opcode> <Keywords>0x8000000000000010</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-10-19T22:25:06.805225000Z" /> <EventRecordID>772</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="172" /> <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin</Channel> <Computer>Colleen-AV</Computer> <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" /> </System> <EventData> <Data Name="SessionName">Microsoft Security Client OOBE</Data> <Data Name="FileName">C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Security Client\Support\EppOobe.etl</Data> <Data Name="ErrorCode">3221225485</Data> <Data Name="LoggingMode">5</Data> </EventData> </Event>
  9. Ok, I disabled all my start up programs. I also disabled Desktop Windows Manager. In task scheduler I got everything scheduled for middle of the night so nothing would run in the evening. I did notice that Google Update Task Machine Core was set to run daily at 7:11pm After all of this I did get a successful flight of 30 mins without FSX going Not Responding. This evening I made sure nothing was scanning, AV off etc and tried to repeat the same 30 min flight. FSX not responding in 12:00 mins. No recorded event in Event Viewer or AppCrash. In Task Manager, I notice that in the Processes that the highest usage is svchost.exe one above the other and one is at 182,108K and the other at 116,360K further down there are about 5 more of the same. I also notice that sometimes the CPU pegs up at 100%. I am going to go back to the CTD Guide and start working through it. I no doubt will have questions as I go along. Do you think any of the Windows 10 updates could have fouled this up? I had downloaded the GWX Control Panel back about the time this all started failing. I have WIN 7 Pro.
  10. Oh Jim this makes so much sense. When I would run FSX withTask Manager open I could see all these services running and using up resources. I have disabled DWM as per the link above. I also changed the day and times for Antivirus and antimalware to run so now middle of the night when not flying. I see in Task Scheduler > Windows that there are 43 services running at various times and days and often in the evening when I like to fly. . Should I go in and edit these too? Are they also likely causing the issue ? And 61 Processes running in Task manager. UAC slider is down to Never notify. Is this what you meant above? I don't have HiFi No Fsx.cfg tweeks that I know of but just to be sure I deleted the fsx.cfg and let FSX rebuild at next start up. BufferPool or AffinityMask tweaks!? Where would I even go to check these. Yikes! How do I "exempt any anti virus and anti malware from scanning FSX or FSX add on folders"? Thanks Jim for all your help with this. I feel like this is the first sign of hope that we might be able to solve this.
  11. First flight after updated display card drivers. Freeze happened 6 minutes into flight. Flight resumed 10 minutes later. I flew 10 more minutes and then it froze again. Sound continued both times. App viewer and Event Viewer do not show errors at the exact time fsx froze but do show errors leading up to the freeze time. For example fsx froze at 11:10 pm and then again at 11:35 pm. App viewer only shows Dwn.exe as stopping working also svhost.exe Windows update installation problem earlier around the time I was updating driver and restarting etc. I can't seem to paste logs. Grrrr!
  12. Thank you so much Jim. I did as you suggested and went into Safe Mode and then I was able to successfully install the latest drivers for ATI Radeon HD 5570. Hooray! Before I do anything else I am going to try a flight and see what happens. BTW when it was freezing it would start up again after 8 minutes and I could carry on. I have heard others say the same thing. Is this a clue? Thanks Jim I will let you know after first flight.
  13. Never mind the question re where to put XAudio2_6.dll I figured it out. Tx BTW I have Win 7 Pro 64 bit. I have already downloaded Driver Booster 4 and updated all my drivers. But the ATI Radeon HD 5570 failed. I also tried to download it manually from their site but it failed too on several attempts.
  14. Thanks Jim for the speedy reply and the suggestions which I will try. Thanks also for being lenient to a first time forum poster ever. I will reply when I have completed your suggestions. I have downloaded fix for XAudio2_6.dll but it is asking me where to put it??
  15. Hi Jim Young, So I am having the infamous freeze of FSX with sound continuing at the 17:00 - 20:00 minute mark into a flight. Every thing was working fine until about June of this year. I have downloaded and been working through the CTD guide but am still stuck 3 months later. I did download the AppCrashView tool. I can supply the logs from those when requested. It looks like the Fault Module Names are XAudio2_6.dll also C172.DLL_unloaded and A2A_accusim.DLL. at different times. I am using a A2A Cessna172 so I guess I needed to try a default plane and see if that freezes. Are you able to help guide me please. Tired of being grounded.
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