View Full Version : Flight Simulator Doesn't load past "747 Screen"
01-16-2002, 04:03 PM
I have a freshly installed Windows XP on a AMD 900mhz and abit motherboard. I have tried different video drivers on different video cards. Tried different memory and even reinstalled widows. Everything works except FS2002. I suspect this is a bios issue because someone else has my identical setup and it runs fine. What happens is it goes to the loading screen and loads for about 5sec. and drops to the desktop. Any bios setting they would cause this. Again I have tried different video cards and that did not help.
LAST EDITED ON Jan-16-02 AT 04:08PM (EDT)[p]Do you mean that it worked before you did the install of XP?
01-16-2002, 05:49 PM
no it didn't
01-16-2002, 06:05 PM
What are your "DETAILED" computer specs? We could help better if you spell it out!!
01-16-2002, 07:08 PM
I had the same problem after I upgraded my video driver, Nvidia, to the most recent one which was uncertified by Microsoft. When I re-installed the last certified driver, I think 14.10, fs2002 loaded fine. Also had the same problem loading cfs2. If you go into DirectX, dxdiag, it will tell you if the driver is certified or not.
01-16-2002, 07:14 PM
Sounds like a problem that I was having when I re installed XP on my system. I tried many diferent things and eventually called Microsoft Tech. support, and they helped me solve the problem.
It seems I kept getting a corrupted installation of FS2K2.
This is what they had me do to fix the problem.
Uninstall fs2k2 from your system, remove all traces of it from your registry(not sure how critical this is as I did not follow this step.)
Run system configuration( start-run, type 'msconfig',click 'OK')
In system config, under the general tab, select selective startup and uncheck everthing leaving the radio button in the default position 'use original boot.ini'.
the system will now tell you that it needs to reboot. Do this and when it restarts go ahead and install FS2k2. You probebly already know this, but do not attempt to run fs2k2 until you reboot the system. At this time you may reset your system configuration by selecting 'normal startup' in your system configuration utility.
I am no Guru and so I hope that I have explained the steps correctly
Hope this helps.
BTWY the procedure above is called a 'clean boot'
01-16-2002, 07:48 PM
Great news! It worked thankyou so much you woderful person. I have been trying to do the since december. Really I don't think you know how much I respect and honor you. Your nickname shall now be called "romeotango the great".
01-16-2002, 10:00 PM
You are welcome Mike,
Glad I could help.
01-17-2002, 12:28 AM
Oooooh, this dates back to my FS98 days... Remember patch 1 (the only one for FS98)? Under certain software conflicts I think it was, fs98 will not start up. This patch fixed that issue. As for FS2002, we can just hope for a similar patch?
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