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MS FlightSim SIMSUI.DLL error.

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I have alot of other games/applications loaded on my
computer.  One day trying to run my MSFlightSim95 from
CDROM it wouldnt run correctly.
It starts and will fly the basic startup...but trying
to change anything from the drop down menu....error code
box says....SIMSUI.DLL and program will drop out to desktop.
I have tried unload/reload and even to my second harddrive.
Cleaned out registry file and loaded FULL install to
harddrive.......everytime same error code.....why?
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Here is a Microsoft KB article that I found about this error.

The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 95, version 6.0


SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to start Flight Simulator for Windows 95, you may receive the following error message:


   Fltsim95 caused an invalid page fault in module Simsui.dll.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use the following methods. After you complete each method, attempt to start Flight Simulator. If the issue continues to occur, continue to the next method.



Remove and Reinstall Flight Simulator in the Default Folder
The installation process for Flight Simulator does not allow you to create a new folder. If you change the installation drive letter without also specifying a folder name, Flight Simulator is installed in the root folder of the drive. To resolve this issue, remove Flight Simulator and then reinstall Flight Simulator in its default installation folder.



Restore Windows Video Driver (Windows 95 only)
Replace the DirectDraw video driver with the original Windows video driver. To do so, use the following steps:


Insert the Flight Simulator CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key when you insert the CD-ROM to prevent Flight Simulator from starting automatically.

Double-click My Computer.

Right-click the Flight Simulator (CD-ROM drive) icon, and then click Explore.

Double-click the Fs6 folder.

Double-click the Setup folder.

Double-click the Directx folder.

Double-click the Dxsetup.exe file.

Click Restore Windows 95 drivers. Follow the instructions on the screen.

When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

Reinstall Windows Video Driver (Windows 95 only)
To reinstall the Windows video driver, use the following steps:


Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click Display.

On the Settings tab, click Change Display Type or Advanced Properties.

Click Change next to the Adapter Type box, or on the Adapter tab, click Change.

Click Show All Devices. Note the current manufacturer and model.

In the Manufacturers box, click (Standard Display Types).

In the Models box, click Standard Display Adapter (VGA), and then click OK.

Click Close until you return to Control Panel.

When you are prompted to restart the computer, do so.

Follow the instructions provided with your display adapter to reinstall the original video driver from the manufacturer's CD-ROM or floppy disk(s).

Start Flight Simulator. If you receive the error message, remove and then reinstall Flight Simulator. If you are prompted to update your video driver when you reinstall Flight Simulator, click No.

Check for Missing or Damaged Fonts
To check for missing or damaged fonts, use the following steps:


Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click Fonts.

Look for the Courier New font. If the Courier New font is not present, Flight Simulator may not start properly. For information about how to restore the Courier New font, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


      ARTICLE-ID: Q152974
      TITLE     : How to Restore the Default Fonts in Windows 95


Look for the Monotype Sorts font. Flight Simulator does not use the Monotype Sorts font; however, if the Monotype Sorts font is damaged, Flight Simulator may not start properly. If the Monotype Sorts font is present, move it to the desktop and then restart the computer.

If you continue to receive the error message when you start Flight Simulator, create a new temporary folder. Move all of the fonts from the Fonts folder into this folder, and then delete the original Fonts folder and create a new one. Move the fonts from the temporary folder into the new Fonts folder ten at a time. Restart the computer after you move each group of fonts into the new Fonts folder, and attempt to start Flight Simulator.

MORE INFORMATION
Reinstalling or restoring the original video driver without first changing to VGA may not fully restore the original video driver. Changing to VGA and then back to the original video driver forces the reinstallation of all the video driver components.
 

Hope this helps,
Craig

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by:mavv
ID: 1100164
Thanks for VERY good answer......and alot of tests to do
this weekend to get back to my FLIGHT SIM.
Hope that FONT thing works...or the other items U said.
Didnt know MS Gates had jamming on fonts and folders with
gaming...but there are alot of good airplanes to fly in
FSSIM6.0 after downloading them off the web.
Agan......thanks thanks
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