so earlier today i decided to re-install FSX and have a crack at troubleshooting a problem which i have had for months.
so i believe i was installing a new aircraft onto the game. at some point (not sure when) i opened the game and i had found what i believed was corrupted files, as many of my aircraft were missing. i re-installed the game however the same problem arose. i tried a lot of things to see if FSX would go back to its original state. nothing worked so i gave up.
I searched the files to notice that an entire copy of the games files were inside the 737 aircraft folder. i had also noticed that the files in Microsoft Flight Simulator X there was only 4 planes, and no other folders or files. (there was a duplicate so technically there was 2 games in one FSX folder.) simply put, in Simobjects/airplanes/B737_800 there was another copy of the game.
i tried to fix it by copying the contents of the 737 folder, deleted everything and pasted the game into the FSX folder. but the problem is still present.
i worry that the files on the disc have been replaced. which i find impossible. however that, and saved data on the Laptop is the only reasons i can think of.
i've hit too many dead ends now, i'm checking the disc files right now and any extra information is here;
Hp Pavilion dv9700 notebook PC
processor: AMD turion(tm) 64x2 mobile technology TL-60 2.00 GHz
RAM is 2 GB
and its a 32-bit operating system.
any way possible just to restore the files to default.
thank you very much for the help.
EDIT: i've checked the developers forum but i cant see anything useful to me