- Thu May 29, 2008 1:46 pm
Larry James 901346 wrote:
Sunil Goswami 1058795 wrote:I am running WinXP Pro, I wouldn't run Vista if you paid me. I have two laptops both running WinXP Pro SP2. I tried SP3 on the new one. Same results.
A bit surprised at your abhorrence to Vista. I feel the opposite. Iâ€™d missed Vista a lot if for some reason I had to downgrade. Iâ€™m glad I donâ€™t have any compatibility problems with anything I run. None of my clients have any compatibility problems with any of their applications either.
So you actually found a new Laptop that was still shipping XP or did you downgrade it to XP? When Vista was first released I downgraded the computer of one of my clients to XP (before I fully understood Vista) and his Laptop became problematic. I had to take it back up to Vista for it to function right.
What is the original OS of your computer?
What are some of the other applications youâ€™re running on this computer?
You say you have two computersâ€¦ do you have this behavior on both of them?
Since you say the computer is new, would it be possible to backup your personal data and take it to the factory restore point then install only FSX?
-- L. James
L. D. James
Vista is a story in itself, actually my disgust with Vista is a story in itself..lol. I tried Vista once, didn't like it, got rid of it. Since then I have learnt more things about Vista that make it less of my favorite, if that's possible. If it comes to the point where I have to have Vista to run FSX, I'll shun FSX. I'll either run FS9 or go for FlightGear or X-Plane or something.
To answer your questions:
Original OS on my new laptop was Vista, I downgraded to XP myself. On the old laptop it was XP Pro.
I have a lot of other applications installed/running so that'd fill a whole page. But I tried re-installing Windows, then just installing FSX and nothing else. Same results.
I can't restore it to factory point, that would mean going back to the original Vista, and I deleted the recovery partition Vista was on.
Yes, the behavior is same on both the computers.
I don't think problem is compatibility in the normal sense. I can install FSX on either computer, or both, and run it, it runs fine. I don't shutdown or reboot my laptops unless I am installing or changing something that needs a reboot. Or if I am having issues that maybe cleared by flushing the RAM. Usually don't need the latter.
After install I can run FSX normally, using it for any amount of time. Then after a variable number of runs, unpredictably, it'd develop this problem and stop running.
Once I installed FSX on laptop1 and left it open, on the flight selection screen, for more than 2 days. It didn't crash, no errors, perfect response to button clicks. But after I closed it, tried it a few more times, it stopped working.
That's why I think it might not be a compatibility issue it runs as it should. I have tried shutting down the firewall, I don't have an anti-virus installed, and I have tried shutting down all applications and just run this one. Plus a few suggestions from the Microsoft support guy like clean install, removing it from registry, space in temp folder etc. I have checked and nothing helped.
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."