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I am presenting this as a web page as I am posting a link on three forums (FSDeveloper.com; AVSim.com; & msFLIGHTS.net) to see if anyone out there can help me solve a new problem that has developed on my computer, with regard to running Microsoft Flight™. I am usually quite capable of solving my own computer problems, but this one has me completely baffled and so, I turn to you out there in Flight Simulator World for much needed assistance!
On 30th August 2016, I received an email from fellow Flight pilot, BergSpreu69, announced the launch of two new FREE aeroplanes for Flight, developed by FS Tester. That evening I downloaded both add-ons and installed them via the Flight Toolkit, agreeing to the T&C’s outlined on the installation pages. I then launched Flight and gave them both a good testing of my own and decided they were both a brilliant addition to the game – Thanks FS Tester for all your hard work! I parked up at Hilo International and logged out and did not attempt to re-enter Flight for about another 4-5 weeks, as I was rather busy with other matters.
My present nightmares arrived at the beginning of October, when late one evening I logged into my ‘account.xbox.com’ to see if any of my Flight pals were online in the game and saw DeltaSierra80 & HB1PC3 were playing. I clicked on my usual QuickLaunch icon to start Flight and …
After about 5 minutes of the computer gone all sluggish, a dialogue box (I have never seen before) appeared on my screen:
If I press ‘Retry’ the cursor flicks over to the ‘Switch To’ button; if I press ‘Switch To’ the Windows Start Menu appears. I have no idea what the error message is referring to by “the other program is busy.” Can anyone offer me any advice?
In the 4-5 weeks since last flying in Flight, I had not installed anything else on my computer. Nor had I performed any Windows Updates. I left the problem, once I’d managed to kill the non-launching-Flight via the Task Manager and tried again the next morning.
I got the same error message and so went to Programs & Features to see if I could either Repair or Un-Install Flight. On attempting to repair the game, progress stopped with a new error message:
which tells me to look in its default folder:
(where Paulspixels is the name of MY computer) but there is no 'game.msi' in there or anywhere else on my computer - I've searched! On cancelling the Repair Tool, I received error message:
I used the Flight Toolkit to remove every add-on I had, including the offending Beechcraft and Maule Ski - I say offending, because up until their installation on my PC, my copy of Flight worked perfectly! Anyway, once I had removed everything via the Toolkit, I un-installed the Toolkit itself and then cleaned the registry. Next, I un-installed Flight, deleted the remaining Flight folders from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games' and then cleaned the registry again and set about re-installing Flight from scratch.
I noticed, during the new installation process that the folder,
'C:\Users\Paulspixels\AppData\Local\Microsoft\GFWLive\Downloads\4d5308d2e0000001\Content\' reappeared and contained the missing ‘game.msi’ file and so I assumed everything was okay again. When GFWLive reported that the game had been installed successfully, I clicked on the play button only to find myself back at the ‘other program is busy’ dialogue box! I checked back to the previous missing (game.msi) folder to find that it had vanished into thin air again, much like my MS Flight™ career!
Having been in touch with various other Flight™ pilots, HB1PC3 advised me to get every one of the items listed at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977003 which I did and have installed all that my computer would allow:
and still no success!
I have been a Microsoft Flight Simulator addict since around 1995 and am now suffering withdrawal symptoms! I am at a complete loss regarding the above and don’t know what to do next, but maybe, hopefully, you do!?
My PC is an Acer Aspire X3990 running Windows 7 Home (64-bit) with 8 GB RAM and has never had a problem running Microsoft Flight™.
Please help me sort this problem out, so that I may announce the re-start of Flight’s AeroHunting Season – see web link, below.
Paul J. Hopkins
(aka Lordnum of Lordnum’s Flight Experience)