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    Microsoft FSX Problems installing FSX

    Today I inserted the FSX DVD into my main FS computer and ran into my first problem.
    This is not a valid Win32 file


    And then I googled, ended up reading a story about no solution from MS apart from reinstalling the OS etc. Then I found a post somewhere that stated I should try to replace the DVD ROM drive by an old DVD ROM and this might be a workaround.

    To test this I put the FSX DVD in my "older" GC PFD/ND computer and it automatically started the installation. I cancelled this, shared the old DVD drive on the network, and started the setup remote from my "newer" FS PC and this time it worked. No error message about the win32 file. I cancelled the install and now plan to temporarily build the old DVD ROM drive into my "newer" FS computer.

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    first as well you didn't go the the bother of reinstalling windows. I've heard of virtual drives giving the same sort of problem.
    glad you got it sorted temporarily at least.

    Bill.
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    pc 1: MSI K9NSli, onboard sound and lan, LC AMD 6400X2, 4096mb corsair 800ddr2, Pcie 7600GT with 32" lcd@1360x768
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    pc 3:generic mobo, Athlon xp2400, 1gb 133 ram, agp Radeon 9200, pci Radeon 9250 with dual psone vga lcds @768x576
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