Black screen on aircraft preview and flight screen in FSX
Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:46 PM
Sorry to bring up something that has probably been dealt with already, but I haven't been able to find an easy fix in the forum.
What I did:
Install a third-party aircraft.
(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).
Any ideas for a fix?
Six week old Dell Studio
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 bit
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
15.6" 720p WLED (1366x768)
FSX (all up to date)
Many thanks in advance
Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:00 AM
Yeah. I've tried that (having the window slightly under maximised size), but it doesn't make a difference unfortunately.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:24 AM
Edited by rabbitweasel, 09 June 2009 - 02:24 AM.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:52 AM
I'm not too sure - how do I know if I'm in DX10 mode?
What is strange is that it only happened after I ran and security verified the third party aircraft (as per http://www.fsinsider...andVerify.aspx). Before that, everything worked fine.
I'm not getting blank aircraft - rather the box where the aircraft normally preview is completely black. When I click "Fly Now", the flight window load dialog box comes up and runs through ("loading scenery" etc), but when it completes I get the aircraft sound, but no cockpit/view/menu bar etc.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:13 PM
I have also tried performing a clean boot, as suggested here http://support.micro...kb/331796/en-us.
None of this has helped.
I still think the problem has something to do with the "trust and verify" procedure, but no idea what.
Incidentally, will an uninstall and reinstall of FSX help? (I really don't want to have to do this because my CDs are 20km away buried in a storage facility!)
Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:16 PM
Since my last post, I've also cleaned out the "trusted" section of the fsx.cfg file, but this hasn't helped either.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:25 PM
Thanks to everyone for your helpful suggestions.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:49 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:11 PM
I only had them down that low in an attempt to get it working. They're now all at max and work fine, so I'm happy.