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FS9 won't start anymore ! [Solved]
« on: August 30, 2008, 08:44:05 PM »
Since my first FS9 installation I've experienced many CTD and unexpected freezing, but never got in trouble that way : When starting-up, FS is now stuck displaying the splashscreen, loading and loading.. The task manager show FS eating 99% of CPU (but only 10% of RAM, 400MB/4GB), I can heard the HDD working, but nothing happens even after a 10-minute wait, FS thread just returning "no response". I just defragged my FS partition, with no improvement.
I haven't installed any scenery since my last flight (2 weeks ago), just tweaked AI: new AIA Fokker models, new flightplans.. but I deactivated AI (=moved the BGL elsewhere) with no success. Haven't modified my voicepack since the last time I succesfully ran FS.
This sucks !  :groan:

Any ideas ? Please help  :rollseyes:
« Last Edit: August 31, 2008, 07:33:25 PM by mottoth »
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 08:55:45 PM »
What's your default aircraft?

If you changed your default aircraft from the C172 and then got rid of it, you'll get "The Random CTD" issue.

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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 09:08:07 PM »
No, I haven't changed it. Still C172 as default.
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 09:13:58 PM »
Have you installed the FS9 update?
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 09:42:47 PM »
I remember something similar happening to me a long way back. I deleted the fs9.cfg file and that solved the problem.
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2008, 10:16:02 PM »
Have you installed the FS9 update?
Yes I did, I long time ago.

I deleted the fs9.cfg file and that solved the problem.
Just tried, but with no luck..
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 10:19:57 PM »
Any graphics card updates? Unwanted nVidia cards on board?  (As much as I like them, the driver updates are getting to be like belligerent drunk ex-girlfriends)


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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 10:36:57 PM »
Any graphics card updates?
I had a Java update a few days ago.. but nothing on graphics (no driver update, no directX update).
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 11:44:09 PM »
Try to use an outside Scenery Library editor. F.x. FsNavigator has a great Scenery Library editor, where you can install sceneries without having to start FS.

Then remove all the sceneries, except from the basic FS things (everything below and including addon scenery). Remove the marks and try to start FS. If it starts then close it down. Then mark f.x. 2 or 3 sceneries in the FSNavigator Scenery Library Editor, and try to start FS again. Maybe you'll find the error in the sceneries.
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore !
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2008, 07:31:50 PM »
After intensive troubleshooting those last 24hr, the problem is now solved :)

Since I hadn't added/modified scenery/AFCADs since the last time (14aug), and after deleting / backing-up the usual suspects (fs9.cfg and logbook.log) with no luck, I focused on AI aircrafts : the folder times and date showed 10 modified aircraft since 14aug. I moved them all and put them back one by one, until I found the culpit :
SKJ TU204, with only one repaint (KMV)  ::fighting:: .. I'm currently getting ridden of this bird and installing the AIA repaint I've just found. End of story. And my FS9 drive is now checked, clean and defragged :)
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore ! [Solved]
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2008, 07:50:42 PM »
Nice to hear that it's working again.
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore ! [Solved]
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2008, 07:54:09 PM »
And thanks for your support :)
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Re: FS9 won't start anymore ! [Solved]
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2008, 11:45:43 PM »
Looks like I'm not downloading a certain AI Aircraft and its respective repaint.

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Re: FS9 won't start anymore ! [Solved]
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008, 10:41:13 AM »
Well I had it installed for a long time with no problem, but lately I updated part of my russian AI and certainely messed with the config files..
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