This is an unofficial list of references to CTD solutions with the purpose of collecting the most helpful solutions that are scattered in the forums or are found by users, as I would hate it if such valuable information got lost.
This topic is a Work In Progress and if this topic does not work out, or becomes irrelevant, it may be removed in the future.
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To keep this topic organized, I would kindly ask you to please only comment/reply to this topic with either:
a link to an unlisted solution.
a detailed solution description you found yourself, so that it may be added to this list.
a short post indicating which solution worked for you.
a post indicating that a solution is either no longer valid or may cause noteworthy risks/issues/side effects if applied.
In particular, please leave comments like: „users should not be responsible to fix CTDs“ or „Asobos developers should fix this problem immediately“ somewhere else, as such comments commonly lead to discussion and would clutter this topic with unuseful information. If you see such a comment, please do not reply and consider flagging the comment as off-topic.
If you experience issues and the solutions here do not help you, please post in other relevant existing CTD threads or if necessary create a new CTD topic, for bug reporting and assistance requests. If you find a solution, please consider replying to this thread, so others can benefit.
Finally a thank you to all contributers.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!:
PC solutions only:
233847 Walkthrough avoiding ctds (community troubleshooting guide)
444238 CTD after update
429520 Turn off AI traffic and nameplates
130085/5311 Turn live weather off
130085/5574 Reset all keybindings
441529 Reset audio settings
470438 Reset MSFS cloud data
442185 Add on linker
358628 Pagefile size
395789 Missing pagefile
334962 0x80000003 → pagefile or 367897 this
130085/1965 0x80000003 → driver update
390995 Almost full drive
445110 Convert exFat to NTFS
452538 Capture One
470916 Audio driver/hardware near software
442083 .Net core framework
431889 HAGS or .Net
441592 Nvidia screen capture
348207 in-game v-sync (potential performance loss!)
388406 Community folder not empty/ liveries installed
431527 Nvidia setting and driver version or 449394 this
455691 Nvidia debug mode
331911 AMD driver timeout
378830 Missing language pack
455626 Loose pc cable or 462568 Single GPU power cable
382510 Reset BIOS/ remove OC
442117/5 Thermal throttled GPU on long flight
265544 Kill explorer.exe
428445 True MSFS clean install
CTD at initial loading screen:
361517 No CTD without internet → Reiinstall
356188 Steam Cloud Save and 386252/5 No CTD without internet → try this
412627 Only launching offline works
368435 Sound peripheral
376886 Sound devices
443062 0xc0000005 → proper MSFS reinstall
CTD at second loading screen before "Ready to Fly" can be pressed:
CTD when "Ready to Fly" is pressed, or shortly after:
CTD somewhere else:
442959 Large community folder
Thank you to everyone that contributed to this list.