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Vista and Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Deluxe Edition)


FPCH New Member
Jan 29, 2008
I changed my PC at Christmas and now cannot get Microsoft Flight Simulator X to load. My previous PC ran Windows XP and I could load and run FSX no problem. Since changing my PC and using Vista the FSX disks won't load. When I insert the DVD into the drive it seems to go into a loop by trying to read the disc repeatedly for several minutes then nothing happens. When I click on the DVD icon in the Computer option it says there is no disc loaded. I have tried the disks on my previous PC and they load fine and are therefore not faulty. All other CD's and DVD's load fine on my new PC, it's just FSX I have a problem with. I was so looking forward to playing FSX on my new PC - I hope someone can help.

Many thanks, Alan


FPCH Long Term Member
Jan 9, 2008
34° 12' 35" N, 118° 29' 21" W
Hello and Welcome to FPCH

I would first confirm there are no issues installing or running MSFS on Vista. You should be able to check on the Microsoft site.

Then if you're still having issues you might want to try and temporarily disable your Antivirus software which "might" be interfering with it.

You might also need to disable most of the startup items to have a cleaner environment for the installer. Difficult to say as there are many things that could be stopping it.

It could also be that the DVD drive itself is the issue. You try swapping out the one in your Vista machine with the one from your XP machine and see if that one works.