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Starting and loading FSX with my registered FSUIPC4 takes 1 min 50 sec. Here is the log file.

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.57 by Pete Dowson *********

Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...

User Name="Nelson Capes"

User Addr="nrcapes@gmail.com"

FSUIPC4 Key is provided

WideFS7 Key is provided

Running inside FSX on Windows 7 (using SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07)

Module base=61000000

Wind smoothing fix is fully installed

DebugStatus=255

219 System time = 28/03/2011 17:25:49

60263 FLT UNC path = "C:\Users\Nelson\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"

60263 FS UNC path = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

60809 LogOptions=00000000 00000001

60809 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

69780 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)

69780 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

69780 FSUIPC Menu entry added

69842 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\FLIGHTS\OTHER\FLTSIM.FLT

69842 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aircreation_582SL\Aircreation_582SL.AIR

Removing fsuipc4.dll from the FSX modules folder results in a load time for FSX of only 13 sec. Of course, there is no log file in FSX modules.

How can I diagnose this problem?

Here is the install log:

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.57

Looking in registry for FSX install path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0

Parameter"SetupPath"

... >>> OK! FOUND FSX! <<< ...

Looking in registry for ESP install path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft ESP\1.0

Parameter"SetupPath"

Not there, so looking in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft ESP\1.0

Parameter"AppPath"

... NOT found! ...

===========================================================

INSTALLATION FOR FSX:

AppPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

Checking version of FSX.EXE:

... Version 10.0.61637.0 (Need at least 10.0.60905.0)

Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:

Found SimConnect build 60905 (Original)

Found SimConnect build 61242 (SP1 May07)

Found SimConnect build 61259 (Acc/SP2 Oct07)

Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL

... No previous valid version found.

FSX Modules folder already exists.

Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"

Looking for the current user's Application Data path:

... found as "C:\Users\Nelson\AppData\Roaming"

Now finding \Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG for all users, including this one

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\AppData\Roaming"

Found FSX.CFG in "C:\Users\Nelson\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG"

Now checking DLL.XML ...

... There is a previous DLL.XML, checking for FSUIPC4 section.

... FSUIPC4 section already exists but will be replaced.

... FSUIPC4 section of DLL.XML written okay

Now checking for a SimConnect.XML file ...

... No SimConnect.XML file found. This is okay.

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Application Data\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\CH Control Manager\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Contacts\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Cookies\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Desktop\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Documents\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Downloads\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Dropbox\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Favorites\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\fsc86\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\KeeperData\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Kraft lawsuit\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Links\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Local Settings\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Music\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\My Backup Files\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\My Documents\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\NetHood\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Pictures\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\PrintHood\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Recent\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Saved Games\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Searches\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\SendTo\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Start Menu\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\SyncDocs\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Templates\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Videos\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\wideview\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Now installing additional files into the Modules folder:

Installed "FSUIPC4 User Guide.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC4 for Advanced Users.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC4 History.pdf" okay

Installed "List of FSX controls.pdf" okay

Installed "GlobalSign Root.exe" okay

Installed "FSUIPC Lua Library.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf" okay

Installed "Lua License.pdf" okay

Installed "Example LUA plugins.zip" okay

FSUIPC4.DLL installed and signature checked out okay!

Deleted GlobalSign Root fix program ... no longer relevant

===========================================================

All installer tasks completed okay!

*************** End of Install Log ***************

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Starting and loading FSX with my registered FSUIPC4 takes 1 min 50 sec.

Sounds pretty normal. Takes longer on mine, but I do have a helluva lot of scenery.

Here is the log file.

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.57 by Pete Dowson *********

4.57 is very old and completely unsupportable. If you want help here you must use a currently supported version.

Removing fsuipc4.dll from the FSX modules folder results in a load time for FSX of only 13 sec.

13 seconds? From a freshly booted Windows? That's incredible -- sounds like you have no add-ons at all. I've never seen any load time that short, and my system is an i7-980x running at 4.65GHz and using separate SSDs for Windows and for FSX.

How can I diagnose this problem?

Are you using FSUIPC's facilities? Have you tried disabling WideServer (in the FSUIPC options) and deleting the FSUIPC4.INI file so that it resorts completely to defaults, with none of your facilities active (better take a backup first!)? Also, have you defragmented recently?

BTW I see you registered FSUIPC and WideFS 7 months ago. Have you only started using it recently, or is this a new "problem"? And why register such an old version? 4.60 was out 4 months or more before your registration.

If you have any more questions please update to a supported version first.

Regards

Pete

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Sounds pretty normal. Takes longer on mine, but I do have a helluva lot of scenery.

4.57 is very old and completely unsupportable. If you want help here you must use a currently supported version.

***I JUST INSTALLED 4.6 FROM THE WEBSITE WWW.SCHIRATTI.COM. HERE IS THE INSTALLATION LOG***

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.60a

Looking in registry for FSX install path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0

Parameter"SetupPath"

... >>> OK! FOUND FSX! <<< ...

Looking in registry for ESP install path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft ESP\1.0

Parameter"SetupPath"

Not there, so looking in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft ESP\1.0

Parameter"AppPath"

... NOT found! ...

===========================================================

INSTALLATION FOR FSX:

AppPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

Checking version of FSX.EXE:

... Version 10.0.61637.0 (Need at least 10.0.60905.0)

Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:

Found SimConnect build 60905 (Original)

Found SimConnect build 61242 (SP1 May07)

Found SimConnect build 61259 (Acc/SP2 Oct07)

Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL

... No previous valid version found.

FSX Modules folder already exists.

Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"

Looking for the current user's Application Data path:

... found as "C:\Users\Nelson\AppData\Roaming"

Now finding \Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG for all users, including this one

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\AppData\Roaming"

Found FSX.CFG in "C:\Users\Nelson\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG"

Now checking DLL.XML ...

... There is a previous DLL.XML, checking for FSUIPC4 section.

... FSUIPC4 section already exists but will be replaced.

... FSUIPC4 section of DLL.XML written okay

Now checking for a SimConnect.XML file ...

... No SimConnect.XML file found. This is okay.

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Application Data\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\CH Control Manager\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Contacts\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Cookies\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Desktop\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Documents\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Downloads\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Dropbox\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Favorites\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\fsc86\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\KeeperData\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Kraft lawsuit\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Links\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Local Settings\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Music\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\My Backup Files\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\My Documents\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\NetHood\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Pictures\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\PrintHood\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Recent\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Saved Games\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Searches\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\SendTo\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Start Menu\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\SyncDocs\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Templates\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\Videos\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Nelson\wideview\Roaming"

... No FSX.CFG there

"Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder already exists.

Now installing additional files into the "Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder:

Installed "FSUIPC4 User Guide.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC4 for Advanced Users.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC4 History.pdf" okay

Installed "List of FSX controls.pdf" okay

Installed "GlobalSign Root.exe" okay

Installed "FSUIPC Lua Library.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf" okay

Installed "Lua License.pdf" okay

Installed "Lua Plugins for VRInsight Devices.pdf" okay

Installed "Example LUA plugins.zip" okay

FSUIPC4.DLL installed and signature checked out okay!

Deleted GlobalSign Root fix program ... no longer relevant

===========================================================

All installer tasks completed okay!

*************** End of Install Log ***************

13 seconds? From a freshly booted Windows? That's incredible -- sounds like you have no add-ons at all. I've never seen any load time that short, and my system is an i7-980x running at 4.65GHz and using separate SSDs for Windows and for FSX.

***THAT IS THE CORRECT TIME. SYSTEM IS A DELL STUDIO XPS 7100 WITH A 2.6 GHZ AMD PHENOM PROCESSOR AND 8 GB MEMORY, WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM****

Are you using FSUIPC's facilities? Have you tried disabling WideServer (in the FSUIPC options) and deleting the FSUIPC4.INI file so that it resorts completely to defaults, with none of your facilities active (better take a backup first!)? Also, have you defragmented recently?

***I DELETED FSUIPC4.INI AND JUST STARTED FSX WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF FSUIPC4 FROM YOUR WEB SITE (4.60a). GOT ERROR FROM FSX (SCREEN SHOT ATTACHED)****

BTW I see you registered FSUIPC and WideFS 7 months ago. Have you only started using it recently, or is this a new "problem"? And why register such an old version? 4.60 was out 4 months or more before your registration.

****CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN THIS STARTED HAPPENING, BUT I WAS USING AN UNREGISTERED VERSION AT FIRST AND I BELIEVE THAT THE STARTUP WAS PRETTY FAST. I DON'T THINK I REGISTERED 4.7. I HAVE BEEN USING FS2004 FOR THE PAST 7 MONTHS BECAUSE FSX IS SO SLOW AND BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE ADD-ONS FOR FS2004.***

If you have any more questions please update to a supported version first.

***THANKS FOR ANY ASSISTANCE YOU CAN PROVIDE****

Regards

Pete

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What was the last message for? Are you expecting me to be able to read that graphic somehow?

Please NEVER post a message with no explanation. It is pointless just posting a quote of my last message and an unreadable graphic only. If it was something from FSX saying it had a problem with FSUIPC4 it is probably only the well known glitch with SimConnect's trust checking. It's an intermittent problem which occurs infrequently -- Microsoft knew about it but never managed to fix it properly. You just need to retry a couple of times and it cures itself, it seems. Alternatively, if you look in the Download Links subgforum you will find later versions of FSUIPC -- a new installer 4.638 and a very much updated version 4.669.

Pete

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What was the last message for? Are you expecting me to be able to read that graphic somehow?

****I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE READABLE SINCE IT WAS A SCREENSHOT THAT I LOADED INTO MICROSOFT PAINT,AND THAT THE GRAPHIC WOULD BE SELF-EXPLANATORY****

Please NEVER post a message with no explanation. It is pointless just posting a quote of my last message and an unreadable graphic only.

****DON'T UNDERSTAND. MY POST RESPONDED TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS, NOT JUST THE GRAPHIC****

If it was something from FSX saying it had a problem with FSUIPC4 it is probably only the well known glitch with SimConnect's trust checking. It's an intermittent problem which occurs infrequently -- Microsoft knew about it but never managed to fix it properly. You just need to retry a couple of times and it cures itself, it seems. Alternatively, if you look in the Download Links subgforum you will find later versions of FSUIPC -- a new installer 4.638 and a very much updated version 4.669.

***OK, THANKS,WILL DO. AND THANKS FOR THE FAST RESPONSES!****

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Ah ... I see what you are doing with your replies. you are quoting my whole reply then inserting your bits INTO my reply. That's not good. It means I can't quote you back, and it is unlikely that I even notice your added contenyt because there's no point in me reading my own words.

Please either quote things properly -- i.e. only quote my reply bits, not your insertions, or don't use the quote facility at all. I'm going to edit your last reply so I can deal with it.

...

Pete

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****I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE READABLE SINCE IT WAS A SCREENSHOT THAT I LOADED INTO MICROSOFT PAINT,AND THAT THE GRAPHIC WOULD BE SELF-EXPLANATORY****

First, please NEVER use all CAPS as you are. It makes it more difficult to read and comes across as shouting.

No, it isn't readable. Can you read it? Maybe you've got a huge extremely high res screen? Mine's 24" running at 1920 x 1600, and it certainly isn't readable on that. In any case it would be a lot easier for you, and quicker too, to just say what the error it purports to show is.

****DON'T UNDERSTAND. MY POST RESPONDED TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS, NOT JUST THE GRAPHIC****

I didn't see any of your parts because you included them in the quote of my reply.

Pete

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Sorry about the confusion. I am not used to using these bulletin board systems. I will send you the text of the error when I am at my home pc.

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Pete:

OK, 4.638 is up and running under FSX without errors. FYI, it still takes 1.5 to 2 min to load FSX on my system. I temporarily moved the key file out of the modules folder to make FSUIPC4 "unregistered." FSX then loads in 15-20 sec. I will probably leave it "unregistered" because the only thing I need it for is an interface to add-ons like FSCOMMANDER. I originally registered it because of some sensitivity problems with my Saitek control wheel, but these are minor.

thanks for the help!

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OK, 4.638 is up and running under FSX without errors. FYI, it still takes 1.5 to 2 min to load FSX on my system. I temporarily moved the key file out of the modules folder to make FSUIPC4 "unregistered." FSX then loads in 15-20 sec.

I am still astonished that you can get FSX to load, from a freshly booted system, in such an incredibly short time. You must surely be talking about reload times, not initial boot? If you do mean the latter, then, yes, even on my lesser systems, despite plenty of assignments and so on, FSX will reload in 15-20 seconds. Here's a typical log (and this is with a brief stop of the initial FSX selection menu while I clicked "Fly Now", and a Console Log window being maintained by FSUIPC as well):

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.669 by Pete Dowson *********
Reading options from "E:\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...
User Name=###########
User Addr=##################
FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WideFS7 Key is provided
Running inside FSX on Windows 7 (using SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07)
Module base=61000000
Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
DebugStatus=255
  	282 System time = 29/03/2011 23:53:01
  	282 FLT UNC path = "C:\Users\Pete\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
  	329 FS UNC path = "\\LEFT\FSX\"
 	1204 LogOptions=00000000 0000001D
 	1250 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
 	4172 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)
 	4172 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
 	4172 FSUIPC Menu entry added
 	4235 Ready Flags: Ready-To-Fly=N, In Menu=Y, In Dlg=Y
 	4250 C:\Users\Pete\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\738 EGCC ready.FLT
 	4250 \\LEFT\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\B737_800\Boeing737-800.AIR
	17922 Ready Flags: Ready-To-Fly=N, In Menu=N, In Dlg=N
	18750 System time = 29/03/2011 23:53:19, Simulator time = 23:53:06 (22:53Z)
	18829 Aircraft="Boeing 737-800 Paint1"
	18938 Starting everything now ...
	19016 Ready Flags: Ready-To-Fly=Y, In Menu=N, In Dlg=N
	20079 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

Mind you, I've never really cared about the load time. Better things are done then than spread out throughout the actual flying time, which for some things is the alternative. This is why FS builds its indices at load time.

I will probably leave it "unregistered" because the only thing I need it for is an interface to add-ons like FSCOMMANDER. I originally registered it because of some sensitivity problems with my Saitek control wheel, but these are minor.

Strange that the load time matters more to you than good controls. Are you re-loading FSX many times a day? I tend to load it once unless I'm testing something which requires reinitialisation, like changing FSUIPC or similar. Seems odd to worry about 2 minutes in a possible many hour session?

If merely having FSUIPC registered makes it take some 90 seconds longer on an FSX reload, then I'm guessing there might be a rogue joystick driver installed on your system, especially possibly an old Game Port driver. Those used to measure joystick positions by timing the discharge of a capacitor. If no such device is connected they can take seconds on each interrogation merely to detect this and report it. Use the Windows Game Controllers to find out, and uninstall any you don't need.

BTW 4.638 is quite old now too -- that was just the last Installer update. The current "latest" is 4.669, which will become 4.70 and replace the 4.6x series as the only supported version for FSX.

Regards

Pete

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You are correct. After rebooting Windows (which I hardly ever do), the FSX load time is 58 sec to the first screen. I have to reload FSX fairly often because it stops working. If it didn't do this, I probably wouldn't restart very often. Also, my experience is that FS9 (or FS2004, same thing) is a lot faster to load and does not stop working like FSX. I guess I am not enough of a Windows guru to try to find a malfunctioning controller. The USB controllers all check out, both from the Device Manager and from the manufacturer's tuning utilities.

thanks for the feedback!

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After rebooting Windows (which I hardly ever do), the FSX load time is 58 sec to the first screen.

On my slower 3.0GHz machine, it takes 2min 37sec for the initial load. It is not much faster on my 4.2GHz machine.

George

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It sounds like the OP only has a vanilla install of FSX to me, thats the only time I see a sub 1 minute cold boot load times in FSX even with the OS and FSX on SSDs. Adding an AI traffic package seems to make the biggest increase to loading times for FSX.

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It sounds like the OP only has a vanilla install of FSX to me, thats the only time I see a sub 1 minute cold boot load times in FSX even with the OS and FSX on SSDs. Adding an AI traffic package seems to make the biggest increase to loading times for FSX.

The greatest amount of time during the initial load is spent scanning the aircraft folders. I have just under 1000 aircraft and it takes about two minutes:

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I'm happy to report that all of my problems have been resolved. FSX caused some sort of registry error that Microsoft could not fix (after 6 hours on the phone with an FSX specialist), so I reloaded the OS and all software. Now registered FSUIPC4 doesn't slow down the loading of FSX. Also, I am now able to use FSUIPC4 extensively to fine-tune axes, define keys, etc.

Pete, thanks for a great piece of software, which I can only now appreciate!

I am still astonished that you can get FSX to load, from a freshly booted system, in such an incredibly short time. You must surely be talking about reload times, not initial boot? If you do mean the latter, then, yes, even on my lesser systems, despite plenty of assignments and so on, FSX will reload in 15-20 seconds. Here's a typical log (and this is with a brief stop of the initial FSX selection menu while I clicked "Fly Now", and a Console Log window being maintained by FSUIPC as well):

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.669 by Pete Dowson *********
Reading options from "E:\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...
User Name=###########
User Addr=##################
FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WideFS7 Key is provided
Running inside FSX on Windows 7 (using SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07)
Module base=61000000
Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
DebugStatus=255
  	282 System time = 29/03/2011 23:53:01
  	282 FLT UNC path = "C:\Users\Pete\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
  	329 FS UNC path = "\\LEFT\FSX\"
 	1204 LogOptions=00000000 0000001D
 	1250 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
 	4172 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)
 	4172 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
 	4172 FSUIPC Menu entry added
 	4235 Ready Flags: Ready-To-Fly=N, In Menu=Y, In Dlg=Y
 	4250 C:\Users\Pete\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\738 EGCC ready.FLT
 	4250 \\LEFT\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\B737_800\Boeing737-800.AIR
	17922 Ready Flags: Ready-To-Fly=N, In Menu=N, In Dlg=N
	18750 System time = 29/03/2011 23:53:19, Simulator time = 23:53:06 (22:53Z)
	18829 Aircraft="Boeing 737-800 Paint1"
	18938 Starting everything now ...
	19016 Ready Flags: Ready-To-Fly=Y, In Menu=N, In Dlg=N
	20079 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

Mind you, I've never really cared about the load time. Better things are done then than spread out throughout the actual flying time, which for some things is the alternative. This is why FS builds its indices at load time.

Strange that the load time matters more to you than good controls. Are you re-loading FSX many times a day? I tend to load it once unless I'm testing something which requires reinitialisation, like changing FSUIPC or similar. Seems odd to worry about 2 minutes in a possible many hour session?

If merely having FSUIPC registered makes it take some 90 seconds longer on an FSX reload, then I'm guessing there might be a rogue joystick driver installed on your system, especially possibly an old Game Port driver. Those used to measure joystick positions by timing the discharge of a capacitor. If no such device is connected they can take seconds on each interrogation merely to detect this and report it. Use the Windows Game Controllers to find out, and uninstall any you don't need.

BTW 4.638 is quite old now too -- that was just the last Installer update. The current "latest" is 4.669, which will become 4.70 and replace the 4.6x series as the only supported version for FSX.

Regards

Pete

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I'm happy to report that all of my problems have been resolved. FSX caused some sort of registry error that Microsoft could not fix (after 6 hours on the phone with an FSX specialist), so I reloaded the OS and all software. Now registered FSUIPC4 doesn't slow down the loading of FSX. Also, I am now able to use FSUIPC4 extensively to fine-tune axes, define keys, etc.

Ah, great news! Thank you very much for reporting back on this!

Regards

Pete

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