View Full Version : Sim Periodically Freezes
03-22-2005, 08:19 AM
For some reason, FS9 has started to freeze during operation, perhaps two or three times per minute, for six or seven seconds at a time. During this, the clock stops, the mouse pointer is not visible. Sounds continue normally. Frame rates do not drop during these episodes (the FR display is probably locked, too). I have dropped all sliders, screen size etc., with no change in this behavior. This did not seem to coincide with the addition of any add-on. This is not a "pause", as after the episode, the sim continues normally with no keyboard input.
Any insight will be greately appreciated!
03-22-2005, 04:35 PM
03-22-2005, 05:19 PM
Wild guess, but have you checked with the taskmanager that nothing else is grabbing the CPU and starving the FS9 process? Maybe you added something to your PC that shouldn't be there ;-)
03-22-2005, 05:44 PM
I use FSAutostart, and nearly everything is shut down while running the sim. This maddening problem has developed independently of any additions.
03-22-2005, 05:48 PM
Let me correct this...
When the program freezes, the mouse pointer remains visible, and if it happened to be on a clickspot at the moment of the freeze, it remains mobile but as the "hand" rather than the pointer (it doesn't change back to a pointer once moved from the clickspot).
Don't know if this will help any 'puter wizards out there with a problem definition/solution.
03-23-2005, 07:23 AM
Any input at all will be greatly appreciated!
03-23-2005, 08:24 AM
Just a suggestion:
Delete fs9.cfg (After saving and/or renaming a copy)
Let FS9 rebuild it with a new startup.
Let us know of your solution if you find one.
03-23-2005, 10:29 AM
I discovered this morning while running a different program, that this freeze problem happens there, too.
Ok, this is not likely to be a FS problem. Would anyone have any ideas? Drivers, perhaps? I'm running XPHome, P4 3.06G, Ratheon 9700 w/128Meg, 1028 RAM and a USB Creative Labs soundcard.
03-23-2005, 10:56 AM
Just using Task Manager shut down unneeded services/programs one at a time until the problem gopes away. Do you have an always on net connection? It could be a spyware, keyboard logger, legal apps looking to check for automatic updates, etc. If you are not always on the Internet, then they may keep trying hogging resources until they time out.
It's off topic here, but I'd do a full security check. Make sure you have a trojan detector, firewall with outgoing protection as well as incoming, and do a virus scan regularly with udates as well as scanning new apps and e-mail downloads.
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