Timjohns From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 681 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6981 times:
At what point is it hanging - initial boot up or loading of a flight? What other programmes/processes are running at the same time and what addon software are you running? Have you done a virus check lately and defragmented the drive?
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4137 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6957 times:
If your FS2004 is a big file (aircraft etc), it takes ages to load. I will start mine up and then go away and do something else, come back in 15mins and its still going (or only just done). And because i have a lot of AI traffic, it takes about 10mins to load a flight at a major airport. So takes about half an hour just to get into an aircraft.
GEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6884 times:
Viruses or Spyware, either can slow a normally fast machine to a crawl. Other than that how many programs are running in the background, is it possible to end some of them while you are running FS9? Also remember that antivirus software seems to be increadably comsuming of memory when it is running. Not to mention instant messaging programs and other management software. If you are unsure about what is necessary to run at all times have you father look at it. It could be as simple as ending a few background tasks.
NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4901 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6901 times:
Try sacrificing some planes, or exchange some of your downloads to ones with a smaller size (like instead of the Aerodesigns A340-300, you can go with the POSKY A340-300, or instead of a POSKY 744, you just find a repaint for the default plane)
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard