First off, let me say that I am an experienced FS9 user, and have had FSX since the day it came out, and ran it (slowly) but without any major errors, except an annoying cursor pixelating problem (grr, any suggestions?, its now moved to FS9, too).
But the real purpose of this post was to inquire as to why, when I use the Ctrl+C quit function, my computer crashes to a full restart. This has happened twice in the last hour; although the first one crashed when I used the ALT+TAB hotkey to switch between open windows. Essentially, from what I can gather, the common denometer is if you try to switch out of FSX, it crashes. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen, so I can't say that I've diagnosed the problem.
Admitted, I do have several new pieces of software, including McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006, and Webroot Spy Sweeper, neither of which should affect FSX. This did happen with a new POSKY AA 737-800 that I had just downloaded, as well. Could this be the source of the problem? Is it a problem with FSX? Any help guys?? LOL
Another thing, when switching between my panel view, and spot plane view, or tower view, and then switching back to my panel, it goes crazy. It never comes back into focus, and is wavy all across the screen, with the colors of the spectrum in there somewere.
I'd just say I'm pretty screwed.
Thanks for the help, if you have some!