MSFS2020 Still Crashes after hotfix1 and hotfix2 released on the 06/08/2021

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Hi folks, sorry to ask but does anybody know whether the DVD retail version is still valid. Impossible to re-install the game after complete de-installment; it directly brings me to the Store, stating that the game is installed… Pushing Play results in endless Push Any Button cycles…

Sorry I am not knowledgeable enough to be able to help.

I followed the link, and know there is no crash in none VR mode. when VR mode is selected it crashes.

Same here bro I’m stuggeling just to load into the plane. I’ve tried the activities and they work but when I do a custom in the A320 it crashes

I have posted a thread on the main forum suggesting that many of the CTD / Freezing issues may be because of individual data corruption on the affected PCs caused by the hideous installation process of the updates and fixes. This would seem to support my hypothesis however for me (and many others) a complete reinstall would probably take over two days. Judging by the number of people however that have tried this approach and failed it would seem that scouring the PC for the remnants of the program left after uninstallation is a huge job that can easily miss things.

For me the program is unusable as if I attempt an IFR flight the game will freeze totally as I make my turn at the transition point on to the approach. This is 100% reproducible since SU5. If I fly VFR I can take off and land with only a slight freeze of 5 seconds or so as I taxi off the runway.

Before I take the plunge of a complete reinstallation I am prepared to wait on Asobo for their next announcement as it is such a huge commitment for me. What’s more, even if it works, what’s to say a data corruption won’t happen on the next update/hotfix?

This state of affairs even eclipses CCP’s notoriious “delete boot.ini” debacle in one of its updates to EVE Online back in 2007

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Hello everyone.
Users who encounter CTDs themselves after the Hotfix and seek help,
please use the following topic:

Note: I have moved this topic to #bugs-and-issues:ctds and added the vr tag,
as it seems that OP’s CTDs occure in VR mode.

A hotfix is coming soon, but I can not promise that this issue will be fixed:

I have to agree with everything you have said here. Your first paragraph is what happened to me I believe, as I completely wiped MSFS from my system, deleted all remaining files and folders, yet it still froze trying to load into airports. There must have been a file or folder I had missed for this to happen.

In the end I reinstalled Windows 10 and it worked. Now though everytime I load into an airport, I’m looking through my fingers at the progress bar, hoping it gets passed 55%. I have no idea if it is going to happen again even after the OS Reinstall.

I disagree with your last paragraph though. You have to take into account that Asobo have taken on one hell of a commitment to be the main developers of the biggest most advanced piece of software over the last 12 months. Who had heard of them before MSFS was announced to the world? They were a fairly small company, and Microsoft took a huge leap of faith in making them the sole developers.

While Asobo have a lot to learn, I believe this will only make them stronger as a company. They will change the way they communicate with the flightsim community, and I expect changes to the way they push out updates. I’m glad this has happened now, so early on in the development of MSFS.

Chris. :+1:

Someone mentioned the cloud save could be corrupted in which case no amount of reinstalling is going to fix that.

And I also wondered this, as when I reinstalled MSFS the first time after U5, it loaded all my settings from the cloud. I did ask the question if there was a way of deleting the cloud information stored under my account, but never got a reply. :thinking:

Guys just installed the new patch released yesterday…It is even worst it CTD just after it finishing loading and the main menu is displayed. HOTFIX 2 is a total failure for my computer,

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Hello Sir,

Thank you for your message and the hotfix2 did not yet fix the issue at all with my computer. In the contrary it CTD quicker than before.

Thank you to pass the message because I guess I am not the only one who is fade up with this on going issue that I hope it will be solved sooner than later.

Because since update 5 my Sim is Out Of Service. And I can’t enjoy it at all, it just frustrate me that I can’t find a solution for a paid product which is not working.

Sincerely Yours,


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Yes, I am still getting the same issues this so called hotfix fixed nothing … prior to the so-called big update I had no issues what so ever and now it’s problematic and no diff with this hotfix Microsoft please sort this … none of the 3rd party guys that write superb aircraft will support this sim if you keep stuffing things up… what started out to be a very very good sim is now turning into a nightmare for many… This Sim is very good … your updates just wreck things

I can reproduce 1 CTD every time. It’d the final landing airport in the Alps bush trip. Just as I touch down it CTD’s so I suspect its the processing that normally interrupts the trip to say “Leg Completed” etc.
I have had other CTDs using the drone camera. Flying this around for quite a while then hitting the reset to get it back to the plane has caused a CTD just as it gets positioned behind the plane.

From reading the above posts, it is quite obvious that crashes are happening all over the place and with very few common experiences. So, they will be tricky to track down. Hopefully it turns out to be one or two commonly used library calls that are bad and so will fix a lot of things in one go. I really hope so anyhow, or I would hate to be on the team trying to work out where so many variable CTDs are coming from.

I have the same issue - no CTD’s, the game just does not load when I select a specific activity. The loading screens just hang. Until SU 5 I never had any issues with the sim and it worked well. I have tried various options to resolve this issue but no success. I did get Hotfix#1 but that didn’t change anything. I am not a complete luddite with a computer but did not expect to have to be a programmer when I bought the sim just to get it to work!!

I am in the exact same boat. If the loading screens are the game I get to play them a lot. The Home screen doesn’t seem to like me since the sim crashes before reaching that every time. Reinstalled the sim 4 or more times. No overclock on 5900x or 3090 and not running any of the software to overlock. Not using asus software that has been known to cause issue or any other software that they mentioned may cause issues. I’ve actually kind of given up and the skies and just got into ETS2 and ATS with shifter and range spliter. After plaything this sim since Alpha im pretty annoyed at this point not being able to use the sim at all.

Seems to me that the Devs and whoever need to re-evaluate how they look for bugs before release. It doesn’t seem to start with the end user. They need to work backwards to find these bugs. Even the Alpha and Beta phase had similar issues. Something needs to be changed if we are going to stop the game breaking updates.

After hotfix 2 I am getting random CTD while (at cruise level or descending) using A320NX (latest dev version). Live traffic was turned off with live weather. Anyone got this?

Prior to Sim Update 5 I had no issues whatsoever. Right now regardless of what I’m flying or where within 5 minutes the game crashes to desktop. I can’t do any flying. I can’t do anything. The game will not remain open for any longer than 5 minutes. I don’t know what those guys did in this Sim Update 5 but it obviously isn’t working for PC. I will say this again and again, the moment they announced last year that this game was porting over to the Xbox I had my concerns and here you go. Honestly I would just abandon this platform and come back when we’re no longer paying for a beta release.

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its still ■■■■■■■ crashing asbo

Yes I have been experiencing random CTD during descent in A320NX after Hotfix2 I had AI Planes on with Live weather. I have flown the same route a few times now 2 successful 2 CTD both occurred around the same point in the descent was near or at the decel point so not sure if it is something to do with that transition that causes it.

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