this HAPPENS TO ME ONCE IN A WHILE-BUT NOT ALL THE TIME
i LOAD fs9 AND SELECT A SAVED FLIGHT.
the ac PANEL APPEARS IN IN A SECOND MT MONITOR TURNS BLACK.
after WAITING ABOUT 1 MINUET A BOX COMES UP AND TELLS ME THERE IS A PROBLEM AND DO I WANT TO REPORT IT TO MICROSOFT.
I CAN ETHER CHECK YES OR NOW.
THEN THE GAME RELOADS.
First please don't type in all caps it's called shouting and also is hard to read.
We could use your system specks to help but my first guess is that you have an NVIDIA card and need to change your drivers.
Let us know how you do.
Sorry about the caps but in March I will be 80 years young and caps make it easer for these old eyes to see type.
Comments please ?
This might help.
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS P4B ACPI BIOS Revision 1005 10/16/2001
Drives Memory Modules c,d
90.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
LG CD-ROM CRD-8482B
LITE-ON LTR-40125S [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
Maxtor 2B010H1 [Hard drive] (10.01 GB) -- drive 0, s/n B1DSMCVE, rev WAH21PB0, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WMAHL2807136, rev 77.07W77, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM 1' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM 2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM 3' is Empty
Slot 'DDR 1' is Empty
Slot 'DDR 2' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (on drive 0) 9.99 GB 2.30 GB free
d: (on drive 1) 80.02 GB 61.65 GB free
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 1/10/2004 3:42:28 AM (admin)
George Leach 12/2/2004 4:32:50 AM (admin)
local system accounts
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Lexmark Z53 Color Jetprinter on LPT1:
Standard floppy disk controller
Intel(r) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro [Display adapter]
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2442
Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2444 Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller
Standard Game Port
USB Audio Device
Communications Other Devices
Generic 56K HCF Data Fax Modem
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Network Card MAC Address: 00:02:B3:29:75:E7
Network IP Address: 188.8.131.52 / 24 HID-compliant consumer control device
USB Human Interface Device
USB Human Interface Device
Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 4400C
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Generic USB Hub
USB Composite Device
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
Norton AntiVirus Version 10.00
Virus Definitions Version 12/1/2004 Rev 25
Last Disk Scan on Thursday, November 04, 2004 9:29:50 AM
Realtime File Scanning On
Installed Microsoft Hotfixes
S867460 on 9/3/2004 (details...)
Q823718 on 12/25/2003 (details...)
Q832483 on 8/25/2004 (details...)
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player (continued)
Q828026 on 12/25/2003 (details...)
Q322011 on 1/28/2004 (details...)
Q327979 on 1/28/2004 (details...)
KB810243 on 12/27/2003 (details...)
KB811113[SP] on 9/3/2004 (details...)
Q814995 on 1/28/2004 (details...)
KB817778 on 12/27/2003 (details...)
KB820291 on 1/28/2004 (details...)
KB821253 on 12/27/2003 (details...)
KB822603 on 12/27/2003 (details...)
KB826942 on 1/28/2004 (details...)
KB829558 on 1/28/2004 (details...)
KB834707 on 10/12/2004 (details...)
All looks good, you could, if the wallet allows, add another 512mb ram. I couldn't find the video card (old eyes also) and do you have the latest DirectX 9.0c.
DX819696 means to me that you only have DirectX 9.0a.
The video card and it's drivers could be your problem.
Let us know whatever you have.
here is a picture of my vidio information.
See if this will help ?
Your running an older card (64mb) most of us are using a 128mb or better. You have what seems to me to be the original drivers that came on your machine.
You can use a later driver, with an older card like that I wouldn't try the newest drivers they may be too much for the card to handle.
DirectX is still hidden in that screenie but you can check and see if you have the latest.
Check out their old drivers, match your number up and get one that's a few months newer.
See if that helps with the blackouts and improves your FPS.
I'm not an NVIDIA user so asking TTT would help. He uses it, so would be more familiar with the drivers, I use ATI.
😳 I saw the video card and thought I would leave it to you 😂
That card may have been top of the tree a couple of years ago,but now
As you are running XP you could try newer drivers and use XP to turn back to the older drivers if you encounter problems
Or for tweaked drivers
But I think you will have to ditch it
The min spec is 64mbs for fs(where Microsoft got that from beats the hell out of me)
Im a little confused 😕 is this an AGP card or PCI? or intergrated??(Ive had a quick scan aboutfor info)
Try the drivers 1st and come back to us
(its late UK so will be offline soon)
Welcome to the forum CDR
For my best knowledge I was the oldest member in the forum (maybe Davec is older than me) with my 67 years. So let me proudly give away my crone to some body more qualified than me. To the problem u presented I have relatively a good card but some times as u say “once a while” I have it too.
It is difficult to follow what is the “BUG” but one of the ways I am using is:
Go control panel
Select : Administrative Tools
Select : Event Viewer
Select : Application
Hit “Type” tab
Find “Error: s and locate the relevant event by time and by day
Double click on the item and see what is the prob described. Some times is not relevant information but some times it’s help
U can see if it is a system error as well (like memory problem)
By the way with 64Mb card U will suffer a lott.
BTW: where is fligt sim insttaled 😀rive C: or D:
My FS9 is now A_OK.
Thanks for your advice on My mdiva card.
In stalling a different drive and changing some numbers have seemed to do the trick.
My FS9 has not given me any trouble science I made the changes.
As a matter of fact my frame rates are running between 25 and 29.
What a pleaser.