Flight Simulator X fails to start and crashes

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Simon56 Trainee

I have had FSX running fine on this computer before but I had a disc crash recently and had to reformat and reinstall Windows XP, SP2 etc.

The main difference now is that I have Norton Internet Security 2008 installed as well. Tried installing FS X with norton functions disabled but still got the same errors. I have Direct X 9c latest version around April 08 installed i think.

FSX now installs and activates fine but when the program starts up I get the Microsoft generic error message "Flight Simulator X has encountered an error and needs to close message"

The manifest.txt error file would appear to be saying the following (this file may be of little help I guess)
UI LCID=1033
TitleName=Microsoft Flight Simulator®
DigPidRegPath=HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId
ErrorText=If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.






Drivers are updated Windows XP + SP2

Anyone have any thoughts about where my problems may lie

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Duncan (Razgr1z912) First Officer

Have you tried running it as administrator?

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Kc (puppy-paw) Trainee

it might work if your Admin!!

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Simon56 Trainee

Well the account I am using is an administrator one on XP but I guess there may be a right click method to launch FS X as administrator as well

I guess I could delete the existing administrator level account and make a new one also - I have read on the microsoft site that this is one option.

I am kind of curious as to why it ran OK the first time I installed it before my disc crashed out and after a resinstall of it the error starts to occur.

Any other suggestions very welcome

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Kc (puppy-paw) Trainee

hay maybe you just need to reinstall it or repear it

Repear it: Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features
and then click repear!

Just here to help 🙂

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Bob (Traches) First Officer

Norton might as well be a virus itself... It kills your performance, changes a number of system settings upon install without asking the user, attempts to tell you which ways you can and can not use your computer, and is very difficult to remove once installed. get better antivirus! (It's free too 😀 )

And yeah, reinstall sounds good.


Look for this software and remove it. Soundtaxi media suite. Audials. tunebite. Use Revo uninstaller and do a deep scan removal. It fixed mine!

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naflod Trainee

LOL! I think we got McFly here! He's traveling through the boards in his DeLorean!

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