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Feb 27th, 2013 at 10:17pm

BLAZE   Offline
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Hi guys,

I have a real problem. Here is what happened, I left my computer on
for a week or so without touching it, then started FS9 and this showed up
when I tryed to select another aircraft.
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Text:

Image "cbxfield.bmp [3]"
   Cannot Be Loaded

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I know what this file is and where it is. I tryed opening the .bmp
even using the .bmp converter, but it is some how corrupt.

I figured I would try to find "cbxfield.bmp" on the FS9 install disks, when I
tryed to search disk-1 for the file, my computer froze up to the point that
I had to shut it off with the power button.

When I started the computer back up... I got the Black screen of Death Angry

Right now I'm in 'idle' mode on trying to restore Drive C: with the 10 disk backup
I made. I got up to disk-4 or 5 and the computer said there was a data failure.

Now I'm at the screen (NO ONE!) wants to see===>((Missing Operating System))

I have all FS9 related files on partition Drive D: All my repaints and .Cfg mods.....

THIS SUCKS!!!! I'm about to chamber a ROUND!! Angry Got one all picked out!

What I would like to know is, what would cause FS9 to do this and is it a sign
of yet more serious FS9 problems?

I'm confident I can bring the computer back to life. Cool I hope... Undecided

               Thank you for your support!  Smiley


 

"May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars"  Cheers George!
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Reply #1 - Feb 28th, 2013 at 2:16am

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BLaze -

Hey ya might wanna make sure your power Supply in your puter didn't take a Dive on you and causing you some problems,,  check it,, voltage wise,,, also your Video Graphics card and Hard Drive,,,,

sounds like a system failure of some kind,, somewhere,,, check your componets.

I had this happen to me once,, never did figure it out,, ya I got that black screen of death too,,,

ended up buying me a new hard drive in that older computer I had then,,,,

now I just have a New Computer - Amped up with upgrades and componets,,, I did,,

I Feel for Ya,,, it Sucks alright, and its sooo time consuming trying to figure it out,, that Sucks even more !

I'm probably not much help,,, but anyway,,, just a thought !

Jetranger Huh
 

Please do NOT link images, it slows the forums down for other users.
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Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2013 at 5:32am

BLAZE   Offline
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Thanks Jetranger,

Yes your a big help, anything you can tell me about your past experiences
on this type issue helps brother. Smiley

I think my hard drive may be going bad (as much as I hate to admit it to myself)
cause it seems to do alot of running & searching without alot of results. It may
just be me but I just have this feeling.

I'm going to knock the dust off the ol'sony and crack her open. It's time to brake
out the old radio shack tool kit and get to work on her. Smiley

Who knows.. It might just be a dang spider or a stink bug in there somewhere. Grin
I'm just kidding... but either way though.. I have to do that anyway. It's been
a while.
                                          - Blaze -
 

"May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars"  Cheers George!
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Reply #3 - Feb 28th, 2013 at 6:36am

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Its a buggar...

I've found that after a few/many years of daily spinning my HDD, it finally decides to go Mammaries-up... Cry..., and unable to properly locate my Operating System, and everything else...

...which then involves starting from scratch, all over again, with a brand-new Hard Drive, and a new OP system installation...!

Mostly occurs when I say I don't believe in God, or the 1969 Moon Landings... Roll Eyes..!

...but its nice, every now and again, to start all over again, with a new slate, and tell yourself that everything will now run much smoother...and not mention God and the Moon Landings again....(out loud!)... Wink...!

Paul...with a big pile of scrap HDD's.... Grin...!

 

Dell Dimension 5000 BTX Tower. Win7 Home Edition, 32 Bit. Intel Pentium 4, dual 2.8 GHz. 2.5GB RAM, nVidia GF 9500GT 1GB. SATA 500GB + 80GB. Philips 17" LCD Monitor. Micronet ADSL Modem only. Saitek Cyborg Evo Force. FS 2004 + FSX. Briggs and Stratton Petrol Lawn Mower...Motor Bikes. Gas Cooker... and lots of musical instruments!.... ...!
Yamaha MO6,MM6,DX7,DX11,DX21,DX100,MK100,EMT10,PSR400,PSS780,Roland GW-8L v2,TR505,Casio MT-205,Korg CX3v2 dual manual,+ Leslie 760,M-Audio Prokeys88,KeyRig,Cubase,Keyfax4,Guitars,Orchestral,Baroque,Renaissance,Medieval Instruments.
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Reply #4 - Feb 28th, 2013 at 11:06pm

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Well it's official.. the computer is SMOKED! I even tryed restoring
the whole drive C & D but I get an error "Disk sense:Access Failure"
on disk-1 of the recovery kit.

ALL THAT WORK! Cry

I'm trying not to think to hard about what I had on there, you know...
.. so I don't loose my marbles.

I know I'm not the only one who's lost everything, it just burns my ass
that I couldn't even afford to buy some storage disks or a memory stick
to back my projects up.

The one good thing in this situation is that all the addon files I downloaded
are on DVD media storage. So I don't have to download them all again.

My computer is a 2002 sony, I wish I could have backed those project files
up on the DVD's but my old computer wouldn't recognize them as storage
media. It would read them but not write to them. Bummer!

Ya know what, I souldn't even be complaining about this. with all the people
around the world going through really bad situations in there lives, It's
disrespecting them.

Well, I got a good run out of the old computer. She was free (out of the trash!)
and all the files were freeware. ((Thank you to all))

I'm not going to be flying anymore because I can't afford a computer or a hard
drive. Maybe something will come up. I might take it over to this computer shop
across town to see what he can come up with when I do get a couple bucks.

Yeah Paul, when I was up stairs trying to restore her back to factory settings, I
was thinking about how nice FS9 was going to run by starting fresh. But those
dreams were "Dashed to bits by the jagged rocks bellow!" Undecided

Thats Funny ===> " Paul...with a big pile of scrap HDD's "

Your a real good dude Paul! Cool

It's true to... I think we all have old hard drives laying around, along with old
memory cards and old video cards and a bunch of those IDE straps........

It's a shame none of it is really good for anything anymore. I don't know why
I hold on to it, Pack-Rat I guess. Smiley
    
   Dwayne... Kiss... Getting ready to hit the street corners to
                                raise money for a new computer .... Kiss ... Grin


 

"May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars"  Cheers George!
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Reply #5 - Mar 1st, 2013 at 5:05am

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... Grin... Grin... Grin...!

Dwayne... Wink..!

I have a spare room, crammed to the ceiling with old computers, hardware and software, etc, dating from the early 1980's... Cheesy...!

As a committed Hermit, I never throw anything away even though most of it is of no practical use now...(I just like looking at it, to remember old times, long ago)...  Grin...!

Never fear Dwayne..... Roll Eyes...
....sell your body for a while, to drum up enough cash to buy a new/reconditioned computer... Kiss....!

...and I'm still wondering how you managed to post here, without having a working computer?...sneaky, eh?... Wink...!

Paul...Driving Hard... Grin...!
 

Dell Dimension 5000 BTX Tower. Win7 Home Edition, 32 Bit. Intel Pentium 4, dual 2.8 GHz. 2.5GB RAM, nVidia GF 9500GT 1GB. SATA 500GB + 80GB. Philips 17" LCD Monitor. Micronet ADSL Modem only. Saitek Cyborg Evo Force. FS 2004 + FSX. Briggs and Stratton Petrol Lawn Mower...Motor Bikes. Gas Cooker... and lots of musical instruments!.... ...!
Yamaha MO6,MM6,DX7,DX11,DX21,DX100,MK100,EMT10,PSR400,PSS780,Roland GW-8L v2,TR505,Casio MT-205,Korg CX3v2 dual manual,+ Leslie 760,M-Audio Prokeys88,KeyRig,Cubase,Keyfax4,Guitars,Orchestral,Baroque,Renaissance,Medieval Instruments.
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Reply #6 - Mar 1st, 2013 at 11:59am

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Hey Paul,

Yeah, on that, heres the sitchimatation, a few years back I was married to a
wonderful-ly miserable B@%#H. So we got a divorce.

At that time my dad got sick (C). I moved into my parents house to help my
mom and dad and to help around the house.

Well my dad passed away in 2009 and I stayed here to help mom and have
been here ever since. Mom is 74 years old, she needs the help.

The computer I'm posting on is mom's. Mine is up stairs on the third-floor. I
don't have internet on mine. Not that it matters anymore. Angry

The DVD's I was using for the addon downloads are from mom's private stash. Lips Sealed
No.. She don't care.

AND NO.. I DON'T ACT LIKE NOR DO I LOOK LIKE THAT LITTLE FAT DUDE ON
"THE KING OF QUEENS"..... Grin..... Undecided.. But I do like star trek!

             Dwayne... I'm Not Fat!... I'm big boned!  Undecided

 

"May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars"  Cheers George!
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Reply #7 - Mar 1st, 2013 at 10:46pm

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There's a moral to this story somewhere! Cool
 

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Reply #8 - Mar 2nd, 2013 at 7:54am

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logjam wrote on Mar 1st, 2013 at 10:46pm:
There's a moral to this story somewhere! Cool


Yes.
BLAZE seems to be one hell of a guy Cool
 
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Reply #9 - Mar 3rd, 2013 at 12:08am

BLAZE   Offline
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Thank you Bass  Smiley

This is NOT good,.. I'm already starting to have FS9 withdraw pains.

I, like alot of you (I'm sure) played with the flight sim every single night
just about. either flying or painting or tweeking something.

I started digging out my diecast collection for something to do but it ain't
doing it. I want to fly damn it! Angry  It's not FAIR!!
 

"May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars"  Cheers George!
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Reply #10 - Mar 3rd, 2013 at 2:50am

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BLAZE wrote on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 12:08am:
Thank you Bass  Smiley

This is NOT good,.. I'm already starting to have FS9 withdraw pains.

I, like alot of you (I'm sure) played with the flight sim every single night
just about. either flying or painting or tweeking something.

I started digging out my diecast collection for something to do but it ain't
doing it. I want to fly damn it! Angry  It's not FAIR!!


The only thing that gives me withdrawal pains, is the rare occasion when I load up my copy of FSX...
..but fortunately,  it doesn't last for very long before I see the error of my ways, and exchange it for my copy of my trusty FS 2004 instead...
...then I am back in familiar territory, and everything in the World suddenly becomes bright and rosy again!... Smiley...!

Its strange how excited we can get, over a simple piece of Computer Software... Grin...!

I hope you get everything up and running again, Dwayne, with your FS 2004 back on-line again!
I know your frustration!... Wink... Wink...!

Paul... Cheesy...!

 

Dell Dimension 5000 BTX Tower. Win7 Home Edition, 32 Bit. Intel Pentium 4, dual 2.8 GHz. 2.5GB RAM, nVidia GF 9500GT 1GB. SATA 500GB + 80GB. Philips 17" LCD Monitor. Micronet ADSL Modem only. Saitek Cyborg Evo Force. FS 2004 + FSX. Briggs and Stratton Petrol Lawn Mower...Motor Bikes. Gas Cooker... and lots of musical instruments!.... ...!
Yamaha MO6,MM6,DX7,DX11,DX21,DX100,MK100,EMT10,PSR400,PSS780,Roland GW-8L v2,TR505,Casio MT-205,Korg CX3v2 dual manual,+ Leslie 760,M-Audio Prokeys88,KeyRig,Cubase,Keyfax4,Guitars,Orchestral,Baroque,Renaissance,Medieval Instruments.
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Reply #11 - Mar 3rd, 2013 at 10:04pm

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The one thing I'm really happy about my FSX failing to install on my new Windows 8 hi tech machine, is the fact that I can run FS9 at full throttle and enjoy some of my Viejo aeroplanes Smiley
 

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Reply #12 - Mar 4th, 2013 at 12:17am

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Thank you Paul.. Smiley

It's really.. really a bummer man.

Last night I hooked up the old 'Dell' computer to try and see if I could get some kind of flying
in. I deleted alot of files from the Dell to make room for FS9 and installed it.

The Dell only has a 10-Gig hard drive but I managed to pry 4.1-Gig's out of it. It was running
so bad that I deleted FS9. I couldn't get more then 3-FPS and my god did it look terrible.

It's funny how you forget all the modifications you do to the flight sim, with all the addons and
the mod's you make your self. I couldn't beleve how UGLY it was without all the upgrades.

Hat's way off to all you people who create all those addons! Smiley Simply Incredible Difference!


 

"May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars"  Cheers George!
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Reply #13 - Mar 4th, 2013 at 3:45am

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Hello Dwayne..

My old 2005 Dell Tower Computer (BTX case!) with its Pentium 5, dual hyper-threading, 2.8 GHz processor, and  nVidia G-Force 8500 GT 1 GB memory, and a 250 GB SATA HDD, 2,8 GB system memory, runs FS 2004 magnificently .... Cheesy....!

It will even run FSX after a fashion, but with various scenery add-ons included makes it an unpleasant experience...so I stick to my hi-speed FS 2004 with all its add-ons...!

Paul... Cool...!
 

Dell Dimension 5000 BTX Tower. Win7 Home Edition, 32 Bit. Intel Pentium 4, dual 2.8 GHz. 2.5GB RAM, nVidia GF 9500GT 1GB. SATA 500GB + 80GB. Philips 17" LCD Monitor. Micronet ADSL Modem only. Saitek Cyborg Evo Force. FS 2004 + FSX. Briggs and Stratton Petrol Lawn Mower...Motor Bikes. Gas Cooker... and lots of musical instruments!.... ...!
Yamaha MO6,MM6,DX7,DX11,DX21,DX100,MK100,EMT10,PSR400,PSS780,Roland GW-8L v2,TR505,Casio MT-205,Korg CX3v2 dual manual,+ Leslie 760,M-Audio Prokeys88,KeyRig,Cubase,Keyfax4,Guitars,Orchestral,Baroque,Renaissance,Medieval Instruments.
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