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Q: Flight sim.freezes up

Hi, Having a problem with flight simulator 2004 freezing everthing up. I start the game and about 5 to 20 minutes into my flight, everything locks up. Game just stops. I have to shut down my computer and then reboot to get the computer back up and running.
I have tried different things such as cleaning out the case of dust, turning down sound accel. defragging computer and so forth. My specs are:
Nvidia Geforce 6600 graphics card 256GB
Pentium 4 processor
2.0 GB of ram
Yamaha sound system
Windows xp home edition
service pack 2
Sony Vaio desktop
21" Sony Trinitron monitor

I hope I have given enough info. about my computer. Flight sim. is basically the only game I play. I hope someone can give an idea of what promblem could be. I would hate to have to un-install and then re-install because I have put so much time into getting the sim. to look the way it does. Thank you much for your help, Cameron

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A: Flight sim.freezes up

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Hi there,
Whenever I start a flight in Flight Simulator X(FSX), the screen is frozen but I can hear the aircraft's engine sound.
Also the controls are working as I can hear the engine turn ON and OFF when I control it through my keyboard.
I can see my cursor and move it. Also pressing ESC shows End Flight, Continue Flying and View flight analysis option.
On pressing continue flying I get a black screen with sound still working. If I do End flight and restart a flight I again get a black screen.

I used to play Flight Simulator X(FSX) in Windows 7 earlier, I upgraded to Windows 8 last year and installed FSX which worked pretty well. After a month I tried to uninstall it which was unsuccessful because of an error which its setup showed. So I deleted the FSX folder in Microsoft Games. Now after a few months when I tried reinstalling FSX, it showed "Error 1628 : Failed to complete installation". I got rid of that error by installing FSX from a new Windows user account. Before installing I deleted FSX folder in %appdata%/Roaming and all other folders mentioned here : How to uninstall and reinstall FSX - PMDG Simulations

Nvidia website automatic check states that my graphics drivers are latest and do not need any updates. Also other games such as GTA SA and Team Fortress 2 are working with this current graphics card.

I tried repairing the installation from setup but still the screen freeze is persistent.

Update (16/5/2013):
It works when I press alt+enter, i.e change f... Read more

A:Flight Simulator X screen freezes.

Hmm, well I understand the this one provides good fun but have you tried the 2012 version
Microsoft Flight
I don't know how to solve that problem

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I changed over to Windows 10 and now I have lost the plane picture I have chosen when setting up the create a flight section . I was working fine after the initial switch over but now a few weeks after this has happened. Anyone have any ideas why?

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Hi guysI have been trying to install microsoft flight simulator x since yesterday and I was having errors all the time. (It was giving an error about Simconnect) and after doing some research, I resolved it by installing SDK and Simconnect manually, but now I have another problem...Whenever I click fsx.exe it says "This version of the file is not compatible with the version of windows you are running. Check your system information to determine if you need 32 bit or 64 bit version of the file and contact the publisher of the software"Also, I cannot install Acceleration expansion pack. As I click "setup" it says "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration requires english version of Flight Simulator X" and it quits installation. By the way I already have the english version of the game.I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (x64). I have Nvidia Geforce GTX 260, Intel Core i5 750, 4GB of DDR3 1333 RAMI also use Norton Internet Security 2010I wish I can find a solution here.

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Hi, I have a problem with my T430s, the flight mode button on the side is broken and flight mode is turned on.What to do? I can't turn flight mode off in settings (as it is "greyed out") and the slider button is completely broken.(I have fixed this button before)I want to avoid fixing the button, is it possible to just disable the flight mode in registry or something like that? 


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A:T430s flight mode button broke - Stuck in flight mode

Welcome to the forum!
There's no trick known to me bypass the wifi switch. I think you will need to remove the keyboard and palmrest and manually move the motherboard switch to the "on" position, (the button on the palmrest actually moves this switch)
I just hope the motherboard switch is not broken ...
Check the steps to remove the palmrest in the hardware maintenance manual from Lenovo: click here! Chapter 9 - 1100
Good luck!
Edit: I just opened one of my T430s yesterday and I saw/remembered the switch is not on the motherboard itself but to a small board which is connected to the motherboard via a ZIF cable... I hope you could fix the issue... ;-)

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Trying to add on a download to flight sim x. Followed insall direction's, and continuously get a message that say's aircraft initialization failures. I have a new computer with window's 7. Do I need to download something to run these add on files? I am new to this. The game works fine otherwise, just can not get add on downloads to activate or open or whatever it need's to do.. Any help appreciated

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hi i have a flight sim x
which was working OK until i reinstalled it and i now cannot steer it on the ground every think else is OK can you help?
David otley 

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I hear that MS flight sim doesn't work on windows 10. Does anyone have an idea when/if they intend to support it?

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I am basically just looking for a flight simulator to fly some military helicopters with great graphics, not those crappy grahpics on Flight Sim X or whatever its called.

Is there anything like that out there?

A:Flight Sim?

Flight Simulator X has amazing graphics. It even allows you to go to any country in the world and most airports. It's about the best you will get. If you think it has "crappy grahpics" then change them on settings!

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Could someone help!!!
I have to manually start my planes when I begin each flight...how can I cure this problem??

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Every time i start to play this game my computer restarts itself after a couple of minutes. I have checked and my computer should run this sim game it meets the running requirements to play it . Please help

A:Flight Sim x

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Which flight simulator is better?

Microsoft Flight Simulator X


or FlightGear


A:Which flight sim is better?

Hello Ojaser6,
Take a look at these sites, each has a video of the game, you can check out games and see which one you like.
Good luck and let us know which one you think is the best.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X for PC Movies - Microsoft Flight Simulator X Movies - Microsoft Flight Simulator X Videos - Microsoft Flight Simulator X Trailers

X Plane Video

Flightgear Videos - Metacafe

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Will CH Products, Flight Sim yoke work with Microsofts "Flight Simulator X??

A:flight sim

Can you provide a link to the device you're inquiring about?

Or the exact make and model?


Assuming you're asking about a joystick of some sort, as long as it's USB, it should be plug-and-play.

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I play alot of Fight Simulator X and I have had game for a little while. After landing with my Pre loaded Flight Planner I am having difficulty locating my correct gate so that I can park and complete my flight. When you arrive at your final destination you have to park your aircraft at the correct gate so that the ground vehicles can approach. I do not have the Deluxe version, but microsoft states they are supposed to approach and they don't. Can someone help me out with this please???

A:Flight Sim X

after you land and taxi off the runway click on the atc icon in your cockpit and click on " tuon on progressive taxi " and that should help you out.

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Does anyone know if FSX addons compatible with Vista will also work on Windows 8, 8.1 or 10. Looking to buy new computer from wiredtofire but they are not sure, so wondered if there was anyone using fsx who knows the answer to this, please.

A:Flight sim

Yes, most likely. Even if it doesn't, you can use features like Compatibility Mode, and other programs (DOS Box, VirtualBox, and others) that can be used to run programs that only ran on outdated OSes.
I would also recommend building your own PC (something we can help you with here @ Bleeping Computer), as you can save a lot of money that way.

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ok so i have downloaded microsft flight simulator adn i am on dvd 2 when all of a sudden i see
are corrupted

can any1 help me resolve this problem,... mabey redirt me 2 a site where i can downl;oad these files ?
pl z and thnx

A:mS FLIGHT SIM HELp plzz ;(

Techguy does not support illegal downloaded programs.

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I just bought the gold edition. My comp will not even recognize that i have a disc in the computer. ive tried all three discs and gotten nothing. No past threads have fixed my issue, pls help.

A:Flight Simulator X

I have read that either certain optical drives that are made to bypass copy protection won't work in Windows, or certain disks won't work in those special drives. Have you tried returning the discs for a refund or replacement in case they are bad? Or have you tried the discs in another computer?

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I have had this Flight SimX for 2 1/2 years. No problem. I recently installed 2 gigs extra of ram. I re-installed the game and I cannot bring up the menus when I am flying in the cockpit.My keyboard functions work fine.When I use the mouse and right click to see the options I get the little "clouds or bars" but no words. I have updated all drivers. Can anyone help? Thank you for your time.

A:Flight Sim X Deluxe

is there any patch for this game, that may fix this?

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I know there is a patch to download so that Flight Sim 2004 will work with Vista but where can I find it

A:Flight Sim 2004

Hi, John Hill, and welcome to the forums.

Support for games is usually provided at the game's website - in this case see Support

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Microsoft flight was released today too, Microsoft has announced MS Flight to bee Free to play game, and i tested it on 8 CP and highly recommend this game for anyone who likes planes.

Microsoft Flight - Download

Minimum Hardware:CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHzGPU: 256 MB card capable of shader 3.0 (DX 9.0c compliant)HD: 10 GB hard drive spaceOS : WinXP SP3 or newerRAM: 2.0GB

Recommended Hardware:CPU: Dual Core 3.0 GHzGPU: 1024 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670 or 1024 MB NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800 GT or equivalentHD: 30 GB hard drive spaceOS : Win7 SP1 64-bit operating systemRAM: 6.0GB

A:Microsoft flight

thanks for the reminder! I just downloaded it and have played through a few tutorial missions. very, very fun and very, very easy to get into. the old flight simulator games (I'm talking dos/early windows versions) were always so complicated and ultra-simmy. this has a nice arcade feel without losing the simulation feel.

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Hi all,

I'm an enthusiastic flight simmer and I've just upgraded to a new powerful but expensive system. Unfortunately I have not much experience troubleshooting computers, so please be patient with me. I didn't build the system myself, but the manufacturer overclocked the i7-4960x processor to run at 4.3 Ghz in turbo mode. The new system is great, no stuttering at all and high frame rates as expected but the frustrating thing is that I get a BSOD in almost every flight when playing FSX. Sometimes this happens immediately after firing up FSX, sometimes this happens 7h hours into a transatlantic flight which is even more frustrating... Because I use this computer exclusively for FSX I cannot tell whether the BSOD would happen in other situations as well. The computer is networking with 2 laptops, another desktop and a tablet, all of them running add-ons when I'm flying. I conjecture that the BSOD is related to the overclocking with which I have no personal experience at all, neither have I run any system stability tests on my own. I desperately need help but please take into account my low level of knowledge and experience when trying to help. Thanks a lot in advance. I have collected all .dmp files in the attached zipped folder.


A:BSOD in FSX every flight

All are diffesrnt bugcheck codes there.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Let us know the results.

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Hi guys. Been out of the game scene for about 4 years.

Used to play IL2:1946 and Aces High 2.

Both multiplayer communities are in serious decline. Im looking for a new game with a vibrant multiplayer community or at least fairly active. I currently have Rise of Flight but am looking for another as well.
Any ideas?

A:Looking for a new flight game.

anyone? or did I put this in the wrong section?

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my ms flight sim 2000 keeps freezing!
this always seems to happen exactly one hour following the game being loaded.
the spec of my system is more than enough to support the game.
however, if the aircraft is on the ground and therefore not flying, the game can be left "unattended" without any problem. its only when in "flying mode" that the problem occurs.
any suggestions greatly received to assist in helping me find a solution to the most annoying problem.
with thanks,
paul connolly

A:ms flight sim 2000

I suggest you go here and search for Freeze under Flight Simulators and see if any of the links help. But this type of problem usually means your video card driver needs updated or you have a DirectX problem of some kind. Check out those links though.

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Is there a good flight sim for windows 10,  thank you,  Keith P

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Can anyone help me find the sound that the call button makes when you summon the Flight Attendant? This is a tough one....


A:need flight attendant wav

here's a bunch of military types ones - http://www.seascout.org/general_resources/download_sounds.html

here's the daily .wav - nothing i could find - but check their links page http://www.dailywav.com/index.html

here's one with lots of links

lots here: http://www.earthstation1.com/

<b>best bets - most fun</b>
here's a 'ding' wav (isn't this on windows already?)

elevator bell/ding



all from a google search - using call bell elevator sound wav as some or all of the search terms

that was fun

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I have an old win 98 machine that has run FS 2000 reasonably successfully (occasional lock up ) since I bought it. When my new system arrives in January I will upgrade

I have recently rebuilt the machine and have encountered a new fault.

The sim ALWAYS locks up when the aircraft is in decent after a flight above say 10,000 feet. It is as if when the aircraft encounters a cloud level. This is consistent. It has not locked up under any other conditions so far.
It's as if the game is looking for a file ( a cloud file )that is corrupt or not available.
Any offers

My Machine
Win 98
400 mHz P2
128 mb memory
Diamon Viper 16meg graphics
10 Gb HD
Creative DVD

OK I know its old and past it but hey so am I

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Hi, i have CFS3 and the game freezes my entire system shortly into gameplay. i can't even turn off with the power button, i unplug the computer. i have an ATI radeon 9600se 128mb agp video card, windows xp with plenty of memory and good harddrive and processor. The tech guys at microsoft couldn't figure out my problem. Does anybody else have this problem? Help, please.

A:Combat Flight Sim 3 HELP!!


From what i've read dealing with previous posts on cfs3 it tends to be a problem in and of itself. Proably the best suggestion would be to try everything in the post at the top of this forum. Also make sure that you have all the patches for the game and latest catalyst drivers. Also try turning down the graphics in the game. Also you might try looking in the event logs to see if anything was recorded at the time of the crash, in xp you can do this by going to start->run->eventvwr. One last thing that you might look at is to see if yoru video card fans are working or if your video card feels very hot. If either is the case then your video card may be going bad.

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Will Flight Simulator X work with windows 10?

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I recently installed an ATI RADEON 9600 XT Video Card in my Dell
Dimension 8200.......Both my Microsoft Flight Sims 2002 and 2004
have now "choppy" graphics.......I have downloaded all latest drivers
for ATI, Direct X, and Flight Sim as well as Intel Pentium 4......I have
talked to ATI Tech help, many times, (over $40.00 in telephone bills)
Have spoken to Microsoft Flight Sim Techs many times......and after
all this professional assistance............Still the same problem !!
I had an Nvidia GE Force T-500 that came with the PC and the Sims worked fine.......
Is there anyone who can help me resolve this on going problem ?
If you can.......I will send a $50.00 Cashiers check as a "Thank you"
....I know a promise like this from a total stranger isn't to be taken
seriously, but I will be so satisified that I can run my "hobby" again,
I feel it's well worth it, after spending $238.00 buying the card and having
it professionally installed...it definitly will be worth it !

A:Flight Sim Problem

go to the forums at www.simviation.com and ask for help there as well becasue they will also be able to point you in the right direction. All i can think of is that your graphics card settings are off (not right). At simviation they have faqs and so on that help you troubleshoot FS.

Good luck

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I bought Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Deluxe Edition and went to install the game into my computer which has never had a problem installing DVD-Games but when MSFX asks for the 2nd Disk and i put it in and click the Ok button for it to start loading the 2nd disk. The DVD-Rom stops spinning the light stops blinking and the message saying for me to insert disk 2 keeps poping up even after i click ok. I am not able to Open the DVD door anymore also. I tried to install it on my friends computer and it worked fine and fully installed. So i thought it was my DVD-Rom so i went and bought a new one and it still does the same thing. If anyone could please help me solve this problem i would appreciate it. I have never seen anything like this before.

A:Flight Sim X Problem

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††† Got a problem with the install of 2004,the install completes,when the getting started window opens for asplit second then reverts to desktop,try to open and there is no response

Windows xp
Amd Athlon 2000+ 1.7
Nvidia CEForce 5200
Direct x 9
1.8 ram

anybody got any ideas


A:flight sim 2004

Hi Allan,

Can you please let us know if your system is running SP2 or SP3?
The logs shared with us said SP2


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Guys just got a new laptop windows 8 and great graphics but wont let me install fsx! It says somthing about the app wont run on here wont let me auto run or install it in anyway some one help me please flight simulator x it is

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okay, i have some discounts at ebgames, and i want a combat flight simulator. whats better? IL-2 or Combat Flight Sim 3? are there others?

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Ok, I'm ruuning WIn XP Pro, System details provided if needed.
Problem, All versions of FlightSim install, but when I run any, I get ready to take off the system reboots after a flash of the BSOD. My thoughts are: a Win Security Update conflict. I re-installed W-Xp-Pro and ran it naked (not internet connected and with the modem off) but I still get re-booted.
Any suggestion?
Any help will earn you a Twinky!

A:Problem w/MS Flight Sim.

Hi -Fully remove the program via Control Panel > Add Remove - Then try to reinstall it - You may have a bad or incomplete install -Run a Full Free -->MBAM<-- scan just to be sure the version was a clean version -Thank You -Edited to add MBAM link -

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6054 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 688 GB (541 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, ZSWAA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

A:Flight Simulator X

closing duplicate, the post in which you asked a question is at https://forums.techguy.org/threads/fsx.1184774/. In the future, please just append to your post or edit it, as opposed to starting an brand new thread.



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hello I used to use Flight Sim 2004 . but for the past 2 week I just stop working

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I'm having trouble installing Flight Simulator X.
After I put in the serial code, the program indicates that "Airbus Series Vol. 1 (FS X)'s files will be installed in the following directory ;
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

When I click "Next" then this appears ;
Cannot install this program, please select your correct Flight Simulator X directory.

What do I have to do to install this game ? I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit.


A:Flight Simulator X

This may seem really patronising, so sorry if it does, but are you sure you have bought the full game and not just an add-on (Airbus Series Vol. 1)?

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Hi guys

Iím trying to load Flight Sim X without any success, I was wondering if anyone knows what my problems is. I start installing Disk one and the software starts loading itself ok but after a few minutes and when things appear to be fine, the InstallShield will stop loading and just hang there, the DVD will then runs for a few moments and then stops. Iíve tried installing the software about 12 times now and on every occasion it appears to stop loading at different points in the process. For example I can get 25% complete on the InstallShield and then it locks up the PC, once I managed to get 50% complete on the InstallShield before it locked up The whole screen also appears to freeze. To get out of the software requires a reboot of the PC. I posted this problem on another forum and the guys kindly suggested that I go to the Microsoft help website and try a number of fixes, which i did. These were the Error message " 1722" fix ( which did not work), the Error 52 fix ( again did not work). I'm running Windows XP if that helps. Any help would be really appricated.

A:Flight sim X problem

First of all, Flight Sim X is good enough to keep trying (at least, it's good enough AFTER the SP1 update).

I don't know the answer to your problem, but one thought occurs. Flight Sim X is a massive installation, and takes a long freakin time to complete. It's one of the longest installs I've ever gone through. Could it be that it's still running, and just appears frozen? I've had a few games that appear to hang during installation, but if I go and make a sandwich or watch some TV or something and just let it run, it turns out it was going all along.

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I have a friend who loves flight sims.......Microsoft 2002 is one he has and Microsoft WW II Pacific Theatre and IL 2 sturmovik Foggotten Battles and Microsoft f/s 3 too. He's got a good late model comp., lots of room on hd and heaps of memory (about 768Mb., I think.)
But he says the sims 'run like a dog'. Specifically, the flight control gets sluggish after a while.
Any help or suggestions on web sites to go to would be appreciated, please. Thank-you.


A:Flight sims

Do you know what kind of video card he is running?

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Hi have an idea pad 100s and is stuck in flight mode and I've tried everything to get it off! Any help would be great thanks oh also the windows button will not work either 

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Hey guys, looking to buy a new desktop but don't want to spend a ton. Can anyone with experience tell me what the.minimum specs are that I would need to run flight sim x with at least medium high graphics and a good frame rate? That's really the only game I play. Just wondering what your experiences with running this game with minimum lag have been. Thanks!

A:Running Flight Sim X

I ran it with reasonable results on an HP m9150f. I replaced the video card twice, the last being an Nvidia GFX275.

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Recently purchased flight simulator X and initially worked well. When I try to start the program the response I get is program not responding. Somtimes I get a message that it can't be run simultaneously and that it is already running. Another message I get when I start the computer is something in the memory has been illegally moved. Does this sound familiar and what should I try to resolve this??

A:Flight simulator X

More then likely the reason your Flight simulator isnt working correctly is due to a recent update that kinda goofed up the Realtek Audio Controllers. Here is the info at this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925902 If that is the error you are getting at startup run that.


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Can anyone suggest a good flight-sim game that's not a resource hog. I'd like to put one on my ThinkPad. It's running WinXP with a gig of RAM and a smallish amount of independent graphics processing power.

A:Flight-sim games

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well, i have nostest that Flight Simulator X can realy push the limit of graphics and Processors speeds to the max so what do you need to run Flight Simulator X to the max or ultra Hight?

A:what do you have to run Flight Simulator X?


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i'am looking for best joystick,the best price.

A:Flight Simulator X

MY opinion: Best joystick for FSX is the Saitek X52 Pro. Best price will require some shopping around.
I personally get along just fine in FSX with the Logitech Force 3D Pro. Well under $50 at any number of shops...Compusa, BestBuy, Circuit City, Walmart etc.

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Help! Cannot connect to microsoft flight from desktop in windows 8 RP. If i go to microsoft flight .com from ie i can sign in, but not from desktop,Works fine W7, Thanks for any help you can give me. kingskid

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