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NoiseBoy Guest

Hi

I'm having pretty major problems installing FS2004, it worked fine on my old computer but on my new PC....

I can nearly install completely, all the files are installed on the computer and the icon is on my desktop, but when i click the icon a terms and conditions box comes up, when i click "I agree" the computer just restarts.

Once its restarted if i try again the same happens. The only thing the microsoft support site come up with is that it clashes with the nvidia drivers but this cant be the case as i have an ATI graphics card.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
-Paul

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RadarMan Chief Captain

First make certain that you have DirectX 9.0c.
You can go to /start/run/type in dxdiag/hit ok and you can see what DirectX your running and test your drivers at the same time.
Do you have CD #4 in the drive or are you using the no-cd crack. Check for the folder in "My Documents".
If you list your system specs and which drivers your using we'll try to help.
I'm using 4.8.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837195

Radar

FlightSimHelpMe Guest

RadarMan wrote:

First make certain that you have DirectX 9.0c.
You can go to /start/run/type in dxdiag/hit ok and you can see what DirectX your running and test your drivers at the same time.
Do you have CD #4 in the drive or are you using the no-cd crack. Check for the folder in "My Documents".
If you list your system specs and which drivers your using we'll try to help.
I'm using 4.8.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837195

Radar

Can you help me?

I installed FS 2004 and everything installs fine, but when I try to open it, it gives me the FS2004 screen like it will open, but then it goes away and does nothing.

I have installed the newest direct x, I have a G-force 4 MX 420 with the newest drivers intalled, I have a Dell with Windows XP Pentuim 4 2 GHZ.

Thanks

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Your G-force 4 MX 420 is only a 64mb card, just enough to run the sim with any decent success.
You have DirectX 9.0c but do you have the Flight Simulator folder in "My Documents".
What drivers are you using for you card.
As it said on the MS site link I supplied some are a problem.

Follow this one step by step (I wouldn't suggest downloading the parch just yet).

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837195

If after you go through that process it still doesn't work try this.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=303032

I know it's time consuming and may be repetitive but do it once and you may be up and running, good luck and lets hear back.

Radar

flightsimhelpme Guest

RadarMan wrote:

Your G-force 4 MX 420 is only a 64mb card, just enough to run the sim with any decent success.
You have DirectX 9.0c but do you have the Flight Simulator folder in "My Documents".
What drivers are you using for you card.
As it said on the MS site link I supplied some are a problem.

Follow this one step by step (I wouldn't suggest downloading the parch just yet).

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837195

If after you go through that process it still doesn't work try this.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=303032

I know it's time consuming and may be repetitive but do it once and you may be up and running, good luck and lets hear back.

Radar

Thanks for your help. I had to do the clean boot but I got it to run. It runs well and looks great. I think it was the Nvidia program that ran in startup that was causing the problem.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

flightsimhelpme wrote:

RadarMan wrote:

Your G-force 4 MX 420 is only a 64mb card, just enough to run the sim with any decent success.
You have DirectX 9.0c but do you have the Flight Simulator folder in "My Documents".
What drivers are you using for you card.
As it said on the MS site link I supplied some are a problem.

Follow this one step by step (I wouldn't suggest downloading the parch just yet).

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837195

If after you go through that process it still doesn't work try this.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=303032

I know it's time consuming and may be repetitive but do it once and you may be up and running, good luck and lets hear back.

Radar

Thanks for your help. I had to do the clean boot but I got it to run. It runs well and looks great. I think it was the Nvidia program that ran in startup that was causing the problem.

👍 Fantastic flightsimhelpme, glad to hear that. thanks for telling us what solved the problem it can help others.

Radar

Guest

I have Directx 9.0, i have tried it with both the CD and the crack.

i am downloading the latest driver for my graphics card just in case (radeon 9200 series)

system specs, umm:
AMD ATHLON 3200+ 2.2GHZ 64bit
512mb RAM
200GB hard drive

its only about a month old, so pretty up to date

oh and running windows XP home

anything else?

cheers
-Paul

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

You should have DirectX 9.0c. To make certain that you have that go to/start/run/type in dxdiag/hit ok and see what you have.

default.aspx

Make sure that you have a folder in "My Documents" called "Flight Simulator Files". Without that in there it won't launch.
Did you install the MS patch and did the sim ever work.

Radar

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