ok, i downloaded the Service Pack for FSX from gamershell, and installed it. but when i tried to start the game, it would go to the blue FSX splash screen for about 5 seconds and then it exited. i checked the task manager, and fsx.exe was running when the splash screen was, but then the process quit when the screen disappeared.
so i uninstalled SP1 and it runs fine now. but id still like to use the service pack, any suggestions??
oh, im running FSX standard version, not the deluxe one.
Follow this and defrag after you un-install it and reinstall it.
If you leave anything on the machine it won't work, clean completely clean.