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    FS2004 Crash to Desktop on Startup

    Hey all,

    I'm having problems with FS9. I rebooted my PC recently and luckily FS9 survived and all other programs. I was able to restore all my documents too. However, I have since been unable to start FS9. I have looked everywhere and cannot find a solution. I have tried all the solutions on the Microsoft website - none work. I edited some things:

    • I used the SquawkBox SMS generator to generate WOAI models for VATSIM
    • I added a new aircraft, which has since been deleted
    • I editied the FS9.cfg, but I also tried restoring it


    Any suggestions? I am really struggling and am very annoyed now!

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    Re: FS2004 Crash to Desktop on Startup

    Anyone? Please?

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    Re: FS2004 Crash to Desktop on Startup

    What exactly do you mean by "rebooted my PC recently"?

    Have you tried re-installing FS9?

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    Re: FS2004 Crash to Desktop on Startup

    Starting with the easiest and working backwards.. See if FS9 works between each step..

    - Remove FS9.cfg and let FS9 make a new config file. (always backup your FS9.cfg before making changes in the future)
    (Test)
    - Then uninstall Squawk Box.
    (Test)
    - Run the 'REPAIR' option from the FS9 installation CD
    (Test)
    - (backup addon scenery/Aircraft/Gauges/Effects) then Uninstall - Reinstall FS9
    (Test)
    - If FS9 is working at this point then re-install (Aircraft/Gauges/Effects)
    (Test)
    - If Still working add the addon scenery back in.
    (Test)
    - If Still working add Squawk Box back on.

    It's hard to know what happened to cause it to crash. Usually it's a newly installed item in FS9 that FS9 didn't like. In your case though you have restored you computer so don't know what that would be. Start by removing the easiest to put back until FS9 works then reverse that. If that doesn't work you may end up having to remove and re-install FS9. There is no real easy fix. It's like a watch you have to take it apart a bit at a time till you find the problem then put it back together.
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    Re: FS2004 Crash to Desktop on Startup

    Thanks for the reply guys! I tried one last thing - replacing the fs9.exe. It was corrupt. It's now working! But due to system restore, my settings are back to default, but my Christmas holidays start tomorrow, so that's OK!

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    Re: FS2004 Crash to Desktop on Startup

    Glad things are back.. Remember though when altering your FS9.cfg file first make a backup of it. Then if things are worse or not working after you edit. You can at least return to the way it was before you did the edit.

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    Ron
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