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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:18 AM
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Blank/black aircraft preview and flight screens in FSX

Hi all,

I have an FSX problem:

What I did:
Install a third-party aircraft.

What happened:
(1) The box on the main screen where the aircraft preview normally displays is now blank; and
(2) The main flight window (cockpit etc.) is also blank.

It was working perfectly before I added the new aircraft (which I have subsequently deleted). The problems started only after I had run the add-ons in FSC and designated them as "trusted" (as per this http://www.fsinsider.com/tips/Pages/TrustandVerify.aspx).

My system:
Six week old Dell Studio
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 bit
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 (realise it's not the best technology, but has previously worked well)
15.6" 720p WLED (1366x768)
FSX Deluxe (all up to date)

So far I have tried:
- Switching between full screen and windowed mode (this just causes the screen to flash between white and black and the desktop);
- Adjusting the resolution;
- Reducing the variables available in ATI CCC (anti-aliasing etc.);
- Updating all my drivers (which were all up to date);
- A clean boot.

None of these common solutions has worked.

I'm fast running out of ideas and haven't been able to find anything else useful online.

Many thanks,

Nick
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Here are some screen shots of the problem and my settings:


[links deleted by z1p because they required an account at the other site in order to view. This makes they of little value to solving the problem]
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:31 PM
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nickjcnz,

sorry about blowing away the links, but since most people here couldn't get to them I figured we were better off without the links.

Can you host the picks somewhere else and repost links to them?

-z1p
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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Whoops! Apologies z1p.

Hopefully these ones are available to everyone:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/nick.chr...16220447222850
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Old June 16th, 2009, 01:13 AM
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I've done a "repair" reinstall with my FSX DVDs which has fixed the problem (indeed, FSX is working better than ever!). Still no idea what happened.

Thanks to everyone for your helpful suggestions.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 01:26 AM
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Glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting back with the solution so others may benefit.

Have you tried re-installing the 3rd party aircraft again to see whether it was a bad file or a corrupt installation?
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