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Windows 7: installed fsx but screen goes black when i try to play

03 Nov 2015   #1
oddie23

windows 7*64 home premium
 
 
installed fsx but screen goes black when i try to play

Hi. I installed microsoft flight simulator x on my win 7 (64 bit) machine. Installation & activation went fine and i even get all the options (ie, new mission,controls, etc) but when i click to start a game the screen just goes blank and i get a 'no signal' message. Even stranger is if i switch to another channel and back again i get a few seconds of sound but still no vision.

Specs:

i5 @3.4ghz
2*gtx 760 (tried with sli both enabled & disabled)
16Gb ram
resoloution 1080 *1920 @ 60 Hz

Anyone else had a similar issue? I really wanna get started with this. All input much appreiciated


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04 Nov 2015   #2
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

When was the last time you updated your drivers... thats the first thing I would do
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04 Nov 2015   #3
oddie23

windows 7*64 home premium
 
 

Yeah all drivers are up to date. I even installed sp! & sp2 for fsx but no change. Is it possible that it doesn't run on w7 (64 bit) ?
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05 Nov 2015   #4
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

I'm running W7x64 SP1 and FSX Gold runs just fine on my rig. I also have the FScene add on from JustFlight that runs fine.
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06 Nov 2015   #5
oddie23

windows 7*64 home premium
 
 

Thanks. That's actually great news. At least I can assume it will work on mine Just can't figure out why it wont run
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07 Nov 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As far as I know FSX can't make use of SLI or CrossFire.

If you are using DirectX 9 perhaps try to update it, and also install both 32 and 64 bit versions of Visual C++ Redistributables (2005/2008/2010/2012/2013).

You can also try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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07 Nov 2015   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Here's something to try from the FSX forums on Steam here:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/31416...6487020342192/

Quote:
Had same issue : no aircraft preview, at flight launch : buggy aircraft preview, and when in flight black screen. What i did : Settings => Display Setting => Customize => Graphic Tab => Check "Preview DirectX 10". Fixed
Maybe try that and see if it works?
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09 Nov 2015   #8
oddie23

windows 7*64 home premium
 
 

Thanks guys. The 'preview directx 10' trick worked first time
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09 Nov 2015   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Glad to hear it!
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