I too have been bitten by the CTD bug. This comes after a new installed (Update 9) and a new computer and continues through Update 10. Whenever I can force MSFS to attempt to restart in Safe Mode it prompts me for disks. Finding none the installation doesn’t continue. When attempting a normal start it opens the start screen and after a few seconds, it closes with no warning or additional information. I do not have any 3rd party add-ons installed.
Historically, this subject spurs debate. I would appreciate comments that lead toward a resolution. Thanks!
I have found a cause and resolution for my issue. In my case, it had nothing to do with the graphics card, but another piece of software running in the background.
This thread can be marked resolved.
The Razer Cortex software attempts to optimize background apps prior to launching the sim. Disabling Cortex allows MSFS to load and run. I’d plan to report the issue to Razer before reporting them by name, but since you asked…
So sorry to hear that you are still having problems after killing all the services you mentioned.
Stopping the Razer Synapse worked for me. I later went to the Razer app and it stated there was a Razer update available.
I think besides Synapse there is also a Control program for it. Anyway, I did the update and now the sim is working fine even with Synapse turned on.
So I really think there was something wrong with the Razer software. Bring up the Razer Central panel which is in that lower right up arrow (I forget the name of that now) and right click the Razer icon and have it Check for Updates.
If updates available, do the updates and let’s hope that gets you up and running! I know how frustrating it is when we can’t use the sim!!
Uninstall iCue software, it used to cripple the sim here back in the olden times. Try the sim again, if it still doesnt start and you updated the Razer stuff, then uninstall the Razer stuff, and try again. The iCue stuff has been verified by many people in the past to cause these issues, and things smoothed out back then when I removed icue and razer.
I have Icue installed, and no issues. But I disabled the Corsair services because I dont need useless rgb bling bling, in special if this consume half GiG RAM … the keyboead profiles still work also without that junk.
If you assume a issue with audio , you can easy re-check that with stopping the windows audio service for a test-case.