Repeated CTD's &

Same for me. Has been stable up until SU5 and now CTD randomly on load and in game. So disappointing.


Sim Update 5 on PC is an absolute disgrace. CTD everywhere.
Simply launching the Windows Mixed-Reality Portal in the background while running the sim will cause the sim to crash! Why? That makes zero sense.
Most flights can’t be started without the sim to crash.
This is beyond ridiciouls and once more we will probably not get an apology from Asobo and have to wait for fixes a long time.


But it can not be that you have to deactivate functionalities in a purchased software outside of the beta phase so that it works at all!?

After going through the update process and loading my first flight in C152 flying over Southampton photogrammetry I have to say I was utterly stunned. 70fps on a 3080, i7 over the city (I normally V-sync at 30fps but thought I’d switch it off to have a look at the performance peaks). Smooth as butter and felt very happy…THEN…after 5 mins or so CTD. I’ve had about 3 CTD’s since purchasing the sim on day one despite all the other issues. No worries, restart rinse repeat. CTD, CTD, CTD. Community folder is empty, no other programs running. MSFS 2020 is now totally bricked. Unplayable unless I want to settle for short 5 minute flights. At least the kids on Xbox will be happy flying into buildings in drone mode, if indeed it functions on Xbox.


Agree with the general theme - more CTDS with this than any other update so far…it feels fragile.
Slow install (about 8 hours)
First load up - CTD.
No mods at all it would crash between switching views (over photogen London) - CTD
CTD with a limited number of payware flying Lydd in Cesna 152 *1
CTD when in-flight menu selected *1
CTD when changing controller profile *3 (including post patch)
CTD loading a flight in the air over Greenland to try snow ski *1
CTD loading flight *2
Frozen when switching from Naples to London discovery flight (ctl alt del out)
CTD at Seattle just as flight loaded. (post patch)
Frozen during load to Lydd (ctl alt del) in F15 (post patch)
CTD F15 fast and low from Leeds to London - CTD outside London (maybe Milton Keynes area) - No photogrammetry (post patch)
Frozen loading into London - *10 times (ctl alt del otu)…cleared cache…removed all feeware. Only payware… orbx… Can’t even load out at Thurrock.

Performance, when it works, is better (maybe about 10-15 fps) and certainly London with photo on is now do-able (though photo still looks melted and ugly).

Very glitchy jumping from cockpit to outside view - makes me nervous as it CTD’d it once.

When it works…and I restrict it to 40 FPS…I can bomb around in the F15 at extreme low level through high density cities with addons… Amazing fun.

ps - weirdly did not crash when i was flying the Spitfire out of a freeware airport during which I went into the options, cleared my cache, and created a new bigger cache on a seperate SSD and carried on flying without a single problem!

PPS - think the London issue is caused by Orbx London Scenery - I have deleted it now and have managed to load up twice in London with no issue.


After some 6 hours updating CTDT on loading it gets just past TAKE TO THE PILOTS SEAT and then CTDT.
I have been on the MS store and installed gaming services, installed new Nvidea display driver, up till this update my install was ok no CTDT now I can not load at all is this a plot by MS to get me to buy a XBOX ?.
So glad still have XPLANE still on my PC.
Any one any Ideas heres my PC Spec
CPU INTEL i7-4790 K @ 4.00 GHZ


How do you get to thia error report after a CTD with no message?

Event Viewer - Applications

For what it’s worth, I’ve CTD’d about 10 times in the few hours I was on. And I’m playing on the Series X.

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Slow on update, CDT on first start, CDT trying to create a flight and the final insult, CDT while loading a flight. Now trying a clean install as well as expanding my list of curses.

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copy from win system error report

So… what exactly is this CTD.

Sorry for asking.

CTD means “crash to desktop”.
Basically just a crash of the sim, it closes without warining and you are back on your Desktop :wink:

Oh… well.

I did have that today when updating the game…

I’m still updating.
40 ■■■■■■■ gigs.

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CTD again after 2 flights …

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I’ve got x2 random CTD with max Shadows & that 2048 object (or what?). All Ultra.

After turning these 2 slide bars to middle (512 or 1024 around), no CTD with WTCJ4 updated SU5. Touch wood…

I think it is RAM usage jammed the CPU thread or so. Otherwise it is nice 60fps (GPU 3070Ti, 60% VRAM usage) promised above Tokyo. And I now turned Cockpit refreshing to High. All good.

i7-9700F / 3070Ti / 32GBRAM

I’ve had CTD’s when loading into flights but only when I’ve had add-ons installed. What add-ons are you guys using, if any?

Can confirm - randoms CTDs, I never had any before ;-( Happens very frequently when switching between VR and normal modes …

Actually unplayable for me after the update. CTD’s every time i Start the game, sometimes ingame sometimes at starting.

Eventlog says:
Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: FlightSimulator.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x00000000
Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: FlightSimulator.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x00000000
Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
Fehleroffset: 0x00000000009db628
ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x3344
Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d78397ffb65b47
Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: D:\MSFS\steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\FlightSimulator.exe
Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: D:\MSFS\steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\FlightSimulator.exe
Berichtskennung: d78d4e8c-fdf1-49b4-a51d-7b8fbd5467cd
Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets:
Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist:

Constant CTD every time I’m in world map. I haven’t even gotten to fly all day. I have reinstalled the game a few times now and nothing. i7, 1080… nothing in community folder. This is absolute garbage I just want to fly.