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08-22-2005, 07:25 PM
Hi everyone.. I've been having a problem that has bothered me to my limits now. I'm a user of FS2002 and 2004, and everything was going ok until suddenly, from one day to another, they stoped working right without I made any changes to files or settings at all.
The problem: after a while of flying in FS2002, the system crashes. Same thing with FS2004. I tried to uninstall and reinstall both sims, but now I'm not able to reinstall FS2004. When I get to disk 4, in the final part of installation, the system reboots and FS does not install properly. FS 2002 is reinstalled now but the problem keeps coming up.
I thought at the begining that some kind of virus was causing all this but I have run the Antivirus several times without finding anything abnormal. So after this, I dont know what the problem is.
By the way, the problem persists even running FS as "clean" as it is, that means without any addons or anything like that. All default features.
Please some help!
08-23-2005, 02:06 AM
>Hi everyone.. I've been having a problem that has bothered me
>to my limits now. I'm a user of FS2002 and 2004, and
>everything was going ok until suddenly, from one day to
>another, they stoped working right without I made any changes
>to files or settings at all.
May be Your PC going out then.
Install on at a time (FS2002 first), and make sure it's working, then 2004.
08-23-2005, 05:13 PM
Thanks Randy, I did that already but I'm going to give it one more chance and I'll try it again! :)
.:: elduar ::.
What video card do you use? Have you installed a different driver recently? I had problems with the nVidia driver which immediately preceded the latest one.
08-26-2005, 04:42 PM
No, I've not installed any drivers lately but the problem seems to be solved now. This may sound kind of funny but it's logical though.. I took my CPU and realized it had a lot of dust, so I did an extensive clean up and.. vualá!! problem solved!
I have not tried to install FS2004 but I'll try as soon as my job lets me do it :)
Thanks for the tips and help!
08-30-2005, 05:59 PM
Yep, the dust can keep the CPU from running cool. I blow out my computer system every month or two.
Heat causes lockups, especially on programs that use lots of resources.
I was going to suggest, that when you removed FS, to use the registry editor also and remove anything remaining from FS. Some thing will remain even after running the uninstall.
Also folders and files that you added will not be removed by uninstall.
Good to hear that you have solved the problem. Perhaps you could add a larger fan to the CPU if it is convenient.
08-30-2005, 08:23 PM
I'm not very familiar with PC or software terms, so what is the "registry editor"? Sorry to bother you with these silly question :)...
09-02-2005, 04:58 AM
The registry holds important information , not only the programs you have installed, but also the setup an doperation of the computer itself.
Making changes to the registry can be fatal for the machine, IF you remove or edit the wrong sections.
Usually to access the actual registry, hit Start/Run then type regedit.
This will open the registry. You can see a tree structure listing the Hkey Local Machine or HKLM, which will list running processes, programs that have been installed etc. You can look at this if you like, but DO NOT change anything that you don't know what it is, or you can render your system useless.
IF I were to look at the path to FS2002 it may be HKLM/software/microsoft/microsoft games/8.0
This shows the registered entry for FS8 (2002) sometimes this will remain, even if you uninstall the program. By removing this key (if it's still there after an unninstall) it may help the program onstall if there had been problems reinstalling.
This is just for your CURIOSITY, on the registry. Have a read, and you can get a better understanding of what the actual registry is. I don't know your OS but this is for XP:
IF at any time on the future you do decide to edit the registry always make a backup of it so you can revert back to the previous settings. XP may have this feature automatically in operation.
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