View Full Version : FSX Won't Start Up
09-02-2007, 04:04 PM
Yesterday I was attempting to complete the "Amazon Trek" mission. Not having much success and having to start over several times, I decided to save the mission once I landed at the lake near the temple so if I crashed I could just restart there. Sure enough I crashed and had to reload the saved mission. I completed it on the next try, but when the game got to the awards screen, it froze up. I've tried several times now to start up FSX, but it simply won't. The title screen appears like it's loading, but the game never starts. I've tried deleting all the files associated with the saved flight, and even moved both the Granted Rewards Old and Granted Rewards files out of the Microsoft folder and onto the desktop. The game still won't work. Any ideas about what's going on? Thanks.
09-02-2007, 07:42 PM
Try deleting the log file.
09-03-2007, 09:07 AM
DONT'T delete the logbook.bin file!
Instead, get the logbook recovery program (fsxlog11.zip - unzip to the folder where your logbook.bin file is placed, usually the FSX Documents folder, and run it)
The program can be found as freeware all over the net. When you run the program it will restore your logbook by only removing the bad entries, keeping the goodones, and your FSX will start again...
09-03-2007, 09:44 AM
Too late. Oh well, I didn't really care to have all those entries there anyway. Once I start doing regular airline flights, those are the only ones I'll really want in the log anyhow. It keeps the clutter down. By the way, how does a logbook entry cause FSX not to start? It doesn't seem to me that something so seemingly so unrelated could cause that type of problem.
09-03-2007, 09:50 AM
I agree - the only reason for me to keep the entries is to get the awards for flying time, landings etc. :-)
As to why this relatively insignificant file can stall all 17 GB of FSX, I really don't know - maybe the best answer is: It's a Microsoft product?!
09-03-2007, 11:22 AM
Sounds like a good explanation to me. I guess I'll just stop saving missions while in progress. Hopefully that'll prevent this from happening again. Why would the "instructor" tell you in one of the tutorials to save missions in progress so you could pick back up if something happened if it'll cause the file to become corrupted? Again, I guess the answer would be it's a Microsoft product. I will have to hand it to them, though. Even with all of the bugs and quirks that come with Microsoft software, they have done a pretty decent job with the FS line of programs.
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