I was having some problems with FSX and uninstalled it, when I attempt to reinstall the program from scratch, I get and error message from installer, "1628 failed to complete installation" Anyone know what this is caused by and how to install the program?
Thanks, I've checked out what Microsoft suggested and thus far none of their fixes has worked. I'll look into a few more updates and hopefully be able to get the game reloaded. I have noticed that even though FSX was removed, it still shows in the add remove programs, this might indicate the program failed to uninstall and may be causing the issues. I may need to take it in to a computer shop to resolve the issue as my skills in regard to things computer are to say the least limited. As far as I can tell Microsofts automatic update has installed all the most recent updates, so there I sit...Grounded.
Go to Windows update and click on the custom button, you will see some .NET to install, do that.
Just don't use any of their hardware updates.
Everything has to be cleaned out before you reinstall, everything.
A shop will probably do a clean install of Windows so back up what you want before you go there.
Doing a clean install of Windows is really very easy, it almost does it itself.
Thanks, I'll look into it. In taking a quick look into the problem it seems fairly common. I'll do what updates I can and then try to reinstall FSX.
Well I've tried everything so far, but no joy. Now I apparently need to do a clean boot by removing all of the start up programs to see if one of them is causing FSX's install issues. This is beyond my computing skills, so it will just have to wait until I can take it in to a programmer...
Last night I dusted of my copy of FS2004 Century of Flight and it loaded no problem. Not as good as FSXwhen it's all up and running smoothly (as if FSX everruns smoothly, hee,hee) in my opinion, but hey, it gets my virtual bum off the ground. If I get the hang of FS2004 and how to download the miriad add ons, I might just sell my problematic FSX and stick with Fs2004. Kinda miss flyin the ol Goose though.