Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How to Fix FSX Freezes Problem?

Wondering why FSX freezes on your computer? Don’t worry this article will help you to get rid of the freezing problem.

Follow these steps to fix this problem:
  • Check System Requirements
  • Update Graphic Drivers
  • Install NVIDIA Drivers Version 191.07
  • Repair Registry Entries
  • Re-Install FSX

Check System Requirements

Make sure that your system matches with the FSX requirements. Freezing in game occurs due to system incompatibility. Here are system requirements for it:
  • 1.0 GHz CPU
  • 256 MB RAM (for Windows XP SP2) or 512 MB RAM (for Windows Vista)
  • 14 GB hard drive space (15 GB for Deluxe Version)
  • DVD drive
  • 32 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card 1024 x 720 screen resolution or higher

Update Graphic Drivers

Installation of outdated graphic drivers on your computer may result in FSX freezing. This problem may be resolved by Installing latest drivers. Follow steps stated below to install device drivers.
  • Right click on My Computer
  • Go to Properties
  • Click on Hardware tab
  • Click on Device Manager under Device Manager head
  • Locate and right click on graphics
  • Click on Update Drivers
  • Follow the onscreen instructions
  • Restart your PC on completion of process
You can also download graphic drivers manually if you know the manufacturer’s name.

Install NVIDIA Drivers Version 191.07

Using a stable version of NVIDIA drivers may fix the freezing issue. Version 191.07 is the most stable version of NVIDIA. Follow these steps to install it.
  • Uninstall the older version of NVIDIA drivers
  • Restart your PC
  • Download NVIDIA drivers 191.07 from
  • Restart your computer

Repair Registry Entries

Improper  registry configuration may also result in different problems in FSX. In order to run game smoothly on your system you have to repair Windows registry.

For registry repairing you need to download and install a System Utilities program that includes a Registry Cleaner such as PC Fresher. 

Re-Install FSX

FSX freezing can be due to corrupt installation files. Installing the game right from scratch may resolve the problem. Follow the instructions below to install the game again.
  • Open Control Panel
  • Locate and click on Programs and Features icon
  • Select and uninstall FSX
  • Restart your PC on completion of process
  • Now install FSX again

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