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Trying to load Flight Sim 2004 on XP pc.

by Trucker47 / December 21, 2008 1:48 AM PST

Running HP Pavilion a1600n XP Media Center 2005.Trying to load Flight Simulator on XP (I had it on Win98) get a blue screen and message saying , scanning media content please wait,with a spinning hour glass. Nothing happing. Reinsert disk 3 or 4 times runs 10 seconds then stops. Can only get out of blue screen by shutting down pc. On restart get error mesg,windows has seious error must shut down.

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Are you..
by CMN240967 / December 21, 2008 8:45 AM PST
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Yes .
by Trucker47 / December 28, 2008 12:32 AM PST
In reply to: Are you..

I went to that site, all systems go. I bought a new Saitek joy stick (usb plug and play) went to game controllers, typed in Saiket, tested it and that worked. Put in disk for on line user instructions same thing blue screen (computer locks up). Have to shut down to get out of blue screen. How do I test disk drive????????

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2004 flight sim
by Phil Crase / December 28, 2008 3:20 AM PST

Just for drill try downloading the latest version of DIRECT X unless you have already done that. Seems 2004 simulator should load with XP. Have you had any prior issues with loading other games or software? Unless your system is sadly lacking in RAM/VID RAM or drive space(which I doubt).It could also be an issue in your drive settings within the software that came with your computer.

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Problem Solved>
by Trucker47 / December 29, 2008 10:21 PM PST
In reply to: 2004 flight sim

I ran Optimize2 from pcpitstop on the 17th dec. Thats when the problem started, went to restore point 12/14 , cd/rom now works. Optimize 2 must have screwed up the registry. I emailed them, they want me to send them a log file from the installed Optimize 2, but because I went back to 12/14 I know longer have Optimize 2. hence I do not have a log file. If I reinstall Optimize 2 (and run it) I'll have the same problem. Need Help- Confused!!!

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Pc pitstopOptimize
by Phil Crase / December 29, 2008 11:04 PM PST
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Try unloading that and retry, and again check what you have for Direct X.

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Blue screen of death
by dany_t / December 30, 2008 11:48 AM PST

you probably have bad sectors on you hdd, or the OS your using is corrupted. I would suggest installing xp pro on a separate hdd and run the game. If failure to load the game, its your gpu. Flight simulator is very high demanding in the cpu and gpu department.

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