Hello fellow panel gazers,
I really am having severe problems with fs. I have been working on this now for 2 months and seems like I might never fly again. I am on the edge of despair.
I can only ask for your advice . I wonder if my fsuipc key has gone corrupt after my reformat?
I would not expect anyone to help me, but I am wondering if anyone out there could throw some light on this
After I had File Allocation Table problem which prevented Widows from loading, I reformatted C and fitted a second hard drive identical to drive 1.
Once I had win xp and sp-2 in, I used Norton Ghost to copy drive 1 to drive 2 as a backup in case of future problems.
My system(which is not clocked)
Gigabyte mb + latest drivers
win xp home +sp2 clean installation
1028 ddr ram
2 hd of 114 gb each
new 2004 soundblaster 2 + drivers off cd
new 2004 aolus fx5950 ultra 250mb graphics drivers off cd
fully virus free
I ha fs9+latest fsuipc, pmdg, and atr no scenery. Also vox atc and net framework 1.1.
I was ok at first, then started getting sporadic ctd and blue screen crashes after a few minutes. These were only happening with add-ons that use fsuipc, the default ac were unaffected. I was suspecting overheating so
I have fitted extra fans paying particular attention to air flow and cleaned the entire system including heat sinks of dust. I put new paste between the hd and sink.
After working the pc hard the bios temp is 39 celsius , in easytune 5 it shows 97degc, I am inclined not to beleive that because p4 will shut down to protect itself long before that and I also have the bios set to warn me when over 60deg c. Anyhow, easytune is showing that silly temp even after boot up first thing in morning.
I uninstalled each add-on and did 2 hours testing between and after exhausting that, began to look at everything in mskb and fs forums, so far with no specifics, just lots of different suggestions.
I was thinking that somehow the configs had got screwed due to fs9-1
So I uninstalled everything to do with fs and began a clean re-install as documented below;
Defragged Cin safe mode
Scandisc C in safe mode
Installed Fs9 in safe mode
Removed yoke and pedal usb's, started and closed fs9 to build cfg and scenery database.
Created restore point "Basic fs9 installed".
Shutdown and did a Norton Ghost to drive 2.
Restarted in safe mode installed Fs9-1, rebooted, connected the chyoke and pedals, open and close Fs9-1 to re-build configs. Restarted fs9-1,
Tested 172 and 737 OK.
Installed LATEST FSUIPC + my copy of the Key, then installed AdvDisp.
Opened the default cessna at ksea and set all my assignments and did the sesitivities using fsuipc then saved that as "DEFAULT"-Tested 172 and 737 OK. Did 2nd Ghost to drive 2.
Installed PMDG 737 600/700 VERSION 1.3.in safe mode then Rebooted.
Tested at KSEA. 1 Circuit and just after exiting runway Fs crashes to desk! Here we go again.
First I will try download and re-install of FSUIPC. If thats's no good, I will Uninstall Pmdg and Fs9-1, then re-install pmdg and test.
SOME LIKELY CULPRITS:
I have copied from drive 1 to drive 2 the entire system, incl fs as is. Then I install a plane and fly, then have various system crashes and fs ctd. I wonder if I should disconnect drive 2 after saving the files???? Is fs trying to read both hd's at the same time---after installing a plane, those two drives become different, configs get changed?
Corrupted FSUIPC Key because of reformatting C ?
Soundblaster drivers, but they are very up to date, I tried even newer ones without luck.
Processor failure---I would not know how to test it. Everything else in the pc works a treat like word processing and internet!
Bad memory modules---These were supplied with the pc from a reliable dealer. But they have worked ok in the past.
Should Mr Dowson himself read this and take an interest in it, I can send the key and log files for his inspection(zipped of course).
Thanks in anticipation.....
Howard J Speight