This community has been patient & helpful before.
So I'm back with a new question. And the situation is the same as described in the thread above... me in Washington State & my dad with his flyer PC in the Bay Area.
My dad wants to bone up for some flying lessons, so he's been trying to run FSX. FSX is crashing within about 15 seconds. An error message blips across the screen, but it goes away too fast for him to make sense of it.
The PC keeps running.
Given that he's there and I'm here, I'm hoping for some helpful hints. Starting out with "least geeky" would be preferred!
I'm pretty sure he hasn't bought any add-ons, such as planes or scenery.
Googling brought up several threads that mentioned pushing the graphics sliders back a notch. Would that be a place to start? Of course, if that worked, we'd be left with the question of why it'd been working til now...