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wschneid Posted: 28.10.2015, 14:09



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My computer crashed yesterday. I have it at a repair shop, hoping I can save my data. Don't how long it will be.

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jer029 Posted: 28.10.2015, 15:52

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Sorry to hear that William. I'm trying to diagnose my own computer issues where even my operating system crashes - right down to a black screen (not even the BSOD). Also alarming is that when this happens it corrupts files it might be writing or reading. I found my FSUIPC ini file was corrupted after the last one, and didn't have a back up of it, so I ended up recreating my various plane profiles in FSUIPC.

The struggle continues...

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Westcoast Posted: 28.10.2015, 17:00

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No sweat William; we're used to waiting out computer troubles. In fact that's the worst thing about this hobby. I sometimes think it would be cheaper, and certainly simpler, just to buy an airplane and junk the computer. A couple of weeks ago FSX was crashing my machine - total freeze, followed by a buzzing sound and then a reboot. WTF ? So I did the usual rain dance, ran System Mechanic six times, etc., etc. Now it's stopped, but I have no idea what I did.

OBTW: Has anybody had a successful experience upgrading to Windows 10?

Mike

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Anonymous Posted: 28.10.2015, 17:27
Unregistered User Yep, to my wife's computer! :lol:
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jer029 Posted: 28.10.2015, 19:37

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Remember that one of our pilots found that Windows 10 was problematic with a number of FSX addons:

http://www.stpaulairlines.com/index.php?module=pnForum&func=viewtopic&topic=2549&highlight=win10

Although Yoland has had success with it, but I think he uses P3D now.

John

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Yoland Posted: 28.10.2015, 20:16

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Sorry guys to hear about your problems. Considering windows 10, I am quite happy with this new operating system. As far as flight simulation is concerned, I run both FSX and P3D V. 2.5 without real troubles even with my numerous add-ons.
I decided to not upgrade to P3D V.3 because I am convinced that to benefit from the possible improvements I would have to upgrade to a new computer.
I think that one of the important factor to reduce the problems with an installation with many addons is to have plenty of room to store and arrange all these folders and files. As professionaly I need a lot of storages for my images, I run 5 hard disks with each 2 terraoctets (total 10 t). This gives me the opportunity to store all the flight simulation related files and folder with a logic strategy and this greatly reduces the risk of error during installation (and use) of the different additional modules.
I also have fewer problems since I use consistently, in all areas, payware and recognized programs and, thus I avoid all these freewares that once caused me so much trouble. It certainly cost money but it savec me a lot of time and I noticed that the life of my computer last much longer... just my opinion after so many years in love with flight simulation.

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Yoland Grosjean - SPA 348
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Westcoast Posted: 29.10.2015, 12:41

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Yes John, I remember that one of our pilots reported having problems. That's why I asked; to see if anyone else has had success. I don't have enough time to fly as much as I'd like (who does), so I'd like to avoid spending a bunch of time working my way out of a software swamp. Yoland's approach sounds like a good one, but my primary flight sim computer (I run two), has been used for flight simming for six years and has memory issues. I'd probably be better off to wait until I'm ready to buy a new machine, start with Windows 10 and add FSX and FSX add-ons in an orderly, structured way.

Mike

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wschneid Posted: 10.11.2015, 22:56



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I'm happy to say my computer is up and running. I brought it to a local PC guy and he had it fixed and back to normal, without losing and data, in one day.
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Yoland Posted: 11.11.2015, 03:43

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You are a lucky guy, recovering all your data.
I am pleased to see you happy again and ready for new flying adventures.
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Yoland Grosjean - SPA 348
CEO St Paul Airlines VA
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Anonymous Posted: 11.11.2015, 08:34
Unregistered User Food for thought:

Heat can be a major problem. Usually caused by the fact we don't open the case very often and blow out the dust. Cans of air or an air compressor can be a great tool in eliminating that stuff.
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SPA031 Posted: 12.11.2015, 20:56

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I have upgraded five computers to Windows 10 (one is mine) with good results. Some of the old software was not compatible, but needed upgrading or uninstalling.

I was disappointed that FSX would not work well with Windows 10. I believe it had something to do with my graphics card version. Microsoft finally came up with a Windows 10 driver for the nVidia graphics card that I had.

I finally ended up uninstalling FSX and am now looking for a flight simulator that works well with Windows 10.

Here is where FSX went:

http://www.dovetailgames.com/products
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