I seem to be having a strange problem with FS9 and Vista premium.
whenever i run FS9 in the non-full screen mode it literally shuts down my system (my computer just turns off). when i run it in full screen mode, it does not shut down my system, but i get decreased FPS. it has worked perfectly in non-full screen mode for about 2 month, then all of a sudden this mess. I haven't installed any new software or anything. i do have the latest graphics cards drivers as well
my specs are:
intel core 2 Duo E6400, dual 2.13 Ghz 2 MBL2Cache
2048 MB corsair DDR2 ram
512 MB evga NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GS video card
Windows Vista Premium
any help would be greatly appreciated!
ok, now i'm getting crashes in full screen mode as well!
If there are new video drivers for Vista try them.
The first ones out were betas.
Put some of your settings lower, with 2 gigs ram Vista is eating more than the 1 they claim.
here is another observation,
when I disconnect the ethernet connection (no internet connection) fs9 does not crash,
as soon as the ethernet is connected and i try to load an aircraft, boom! the computer shuts off.
fs9 + vista has been runnning on this machine for a month without a problem
I understand from a friend that Vista keeps a log highlighting the program that caused the problem.
You might check that feature out.
i just got finished talking with msoft and he said it was windows conflicting with the internet connection. now contacting computer manufacturer to see how to make it not conflict
anymore ideas would be great