Flight Simulator X crashes at splash screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by PlasterCast, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. PlasterCast

    PlasterCast Guest

    I installed FSX on vista. I've got an AMD dual core 4600 processor and
    2gig of ram. I also have an nvidea Geforce 7600. When I run the game
    (either with or without admin and/or XP compatibility) it shows the
    splash screen (I think is what it's called) and it loads the scenery
    files (to 100%) and then has another window sorting out the scenery
    database, but it reaches 100% then gives "Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    needs to close".

    My nvidea drivers were updated yesterday, as I thought they might be
    causing the issue.

    I'd really like to think I haven't wasted time and money with this, so
    please help [Smile]

    PlasterCast, Sep 29, 2009
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  2. Try updated your graphics drivers and download any updates for the game. If
    that doesn't work try launching it as an administrator and/or using the
    compatibility settings that come with windows vista
    James Matthews, Sep 30, 2009
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    I've heard of a lot of people having issues with the latest
    NVidia drivers. Rolling back to the previous release fixes a lot of it.
    I'm still on XP, but I've been using 169.21 of the nVidia drivers from
    2007, and they work great. Try grabbing that version (if still
    available), removing all installed nVidia video drivers, and install

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    A Guy Called Tyketto, Oct 4, 2009
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    need a better graphics card for fsx
    Nathanpcrepair, Oct 11, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    G'Day PlasterCast,

    Make no mistake - FSX is hungry. I had similar problems until I upped my
    card to a 9600 GT - and it could do with a still faster card.

    [Go to Control Panel>Performance Information, and 'Update my score'.

    FSX requires a minimum of score 3, and 5 is recommended.]

    Even with that card, I got my first Vista BSOD ever with the 190.62 Drivers.
    The 191.07 seem ok.

    You might try re-installing FSX - if necessary removing it with Windows
    Installer Clean Up (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/290301).

    When FSX runs well, it is EXCELLENT - so good luck:)
    Pat Garard, Oct 16, 2009
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