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Thread: Microsoft Flight Simulator X has stopped Working

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    Default Microsoft Flight Simulator X has stopped Working

    I recently attempted to start MSX and I now get the box that a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Has this happened to anyone and is there a fix?
    I have been running this program on this computer for 6 months with no problems. Can not figure this one out.

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    What is the message in the box describing the problem?

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    Default Stopped Working

    No it does not say what the issue is. However, I suspect that there is a conflict with Accelaration and the lateset NVIDA driver. I removed Accelaration and the program worked. I re-installed Accelaration and I get the stopped program. The NIVIDA driver is dated Jyuly 2009 for the GTX9800.

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    Default Program stops


    I reinstalled FSX. It works. Then, I install Acceleration, and the program stops, and a box comes up and says: A Fatal Error has occured: Followed by: "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly, Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

    This has never happened before and I have been operating FSX with acceleration for over 6 months!

    Dell i7 940 @ 2.93 GHz 8 GB RAM-Vista Service pack 1

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    Do you have Vista automatic updates on? If so maybe a hotfix or patch corrupted something. If for some reason you are not installing Vista service pack 2 I'm not sure how to fix your problem, otherwise try installing Vista service pack 2.

    You might also want to follow this procedure when installing FSX.
    Uninstall FSX sp 2 from the control panel.
    Uninstall FSX from the control panel.
    Install FSX only.
    Load and Fly the default flight.
    Install Acceleration.
    Load and Fly the default flight.
    Install your add-ons one at a time checking to see if it works before moving on to the next add-on.

    Good luck.

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    I have installed Vista SP2. FSX with SP1 works fine. When I load Acceleration, the program fails. Perhaps a microsoft update has caused a conflict. If so, I would think that other DSX users who have Vista will have this problem shortly.

    I guess my FSX days are over. Its funny in a way, a microsoft update to its operating system kills a microsoft game.

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    Have you followed the FSX install directions above precisely?

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    You may be able to tell more from the entry in the Windows Application error log (Administrative Toos -> Event Viewer). It should at least tell you if the problem was caused by FSX, an addon or a driver.

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    This is what the event log states:

    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] Application Error

    - EventID 1000

    [ Qualifiers] 0

    Level 2

    Task 100

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2009-08-20T13:42:19.000Z

    EventRecordID 20923

    Channel Application

    Computer Greg-PC


    - EventData


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    Re-install your video driver using these instructions. Since you have uninstalled Acceleration multiple times by the sound of it I highly suggest you follow those instructions above, starting at the beginning.

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