Cockpit

* User Profile

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Who's Online

  • *Users: 0
  • *Guests: 44
  • *Total: 44

Our Discord

Author Topic: Installing P3D on D: drive  (Read 360 times)

Offline navymustang

  • Simulation Engineer
  • I may as well be Staff!
  • *
  • Posts: 507
  • Building a 737-800 full scale cockpit
  • First Name: Jim
  • Home Location: KMCO
Installing P3D on D: drive
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:53:14 PM »
I'm helping my brother install P3D on his laptop. Because the C: drive is so small.
I used the install option for putting it on D:

License activation went well and the splash screen starts, then it hangs forever with zero % CPU utilization. Has to be manually stopped via task manager.

Any ideas?
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors
Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

Offline Flying_Fox

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 485
  • P3D/Win7-64/FDS/3 x Optoma GT1080Darbee
    • My build blog
  • First Name: Nick
  • Home Location: Halifax, Canada
Re: Installing P3D on D: drive
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 08:31:20 PM »
How much space on C: drive?

Offline n4208t

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Steve
  • Home Location: Eagan, MN
Re: Installing P3D on D: drive
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 10:37:55 AM »
I run all my sims on my d: drive and have no problems whatsoever so the fact that it is on that physical drive is not an issue.  You just need to make sure that all the relevant folders and programs point to the correct drive.  Windows will still default to the standard place for the P3D folders and files with the config files, flight plans, etc. on the C: drive but, again, as long as the computer knows the program is on the D:drive it will not be a problem.  You can actually move these too but it is not worth the effort as add-ins expect to see these there.

Two things: 

1. Make sure it is in its own folder on the D: drive.  I would not put it in the Programs (or Programs(x86) if he is running a 32 bit version) because windows imposes some additional security restrictions when you use those folders.  Just create a folder in the D: root drive for it.  The default is d:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3dv4 or some such but you can call it whatever you wish.
2) there is an excellent resource on debugging an install that is on Avsim.  I have attached a copy of the Crash to Desktop Guide.  There is also just a general P3D install guide that is excellent but i do not have a copy on this computer or I would attach that as well.

One last thing: download and run appcrash as that will generally point you in the correct direction as to what is causing the problem.

Steve

Offline navymustang

  • Simulation Engineer
  • I may as well be Staff!
  • *
  • Posts: 507
  • Building a 737-800 full scale cockpit
  • First Name: Jim
  • Home Location: KMCO
Re: Installing P3D on D: drive
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 03:49:29 AM »
Steve, et all,
Thanks for tips and some great help in the CTD sample material.
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors
Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

 

FlightSimExpo 2019

FsExpo

COUNTDOWN TO WF2019


WORLDFLIGHT TEAM USA

Will Depart in...

Recent Posts

737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
by kurt-olsson
[Today at 03:07:35 AM]
unfinished project 737
by LORENZO
[April 23, 2019, 06:29:47 PM]
What have you done for your simulator today?
by _alioth_
[April 23, 2019, 05:48:41 PM]
Overhead: Where to mount interface cards?
by jackpilot
[April 23, 2019, 05:08:22 PM]
747-400 Yoke Color
by bernard S
[April 23, 2019, 04:39:55 PM]
737 MAX Sismo soluciones (SPAIN)
by kkoutoulas
[April 23, 2019, 02:53:50 PM]
TV Screen Position
by iwik
[April 22, 2019, 07:53:38 PM]
Question on B737NG center pedestal instrument availability
by navymustang
[April 22, 2019, 05:05:09 PM]
Wanted - Jetmax B737 TQ
by kattz
[April 22, 2019, 12:57:09 AM]
Multi-Projector color calibration
by jmlohrenz
[April 21, 2019, 05:33:40 PM]
Bernard...info
by FredK
[April 20, 2019, 06:29:17 PM]
Complete 200 degree curved visual system with projectors
by fsaviator
[April 20, 2019, 04:25:12 PM]
For Sale GoFlight Jet Console, 2 Private Pilot Racks all with GoFlight Modules.
by blueskydriver
[April 20, 2019, 11:26:43 AM]
Old Projector(s)
by fsaviator
[April 20, 2019, 10:53:59 AM]
OEM 737NG project - Long overdue update
by Karl737
[April 19, 2019, 09:56:23 PM]
CPFlight 737 NG MCP Pro and Efis Pro
by patiju
[April 19, 2019, 06:14:33 PM]
Goflight Airliners collection stuff for sale
by Steenos
[April 19, 2019, 03:22:12 PM]
German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
by Joe Lavery
[April 19, 2019, 04:59:21 AM]
Teensy LC Throttle Quadrant
by RayS
[April 18, 2019, 03:38:14 PM]
FSDream Team Couatl crashes when shutting down computers - any ideas
by navymustang
[April 18, 2019, 08:25:11 AM]
FLIGHTSIMEXPO RELEASES 2019 SPEAKER SCHEDULE, ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH EAA
by 757Simulator
[April 18, 2019, 04:20:53 AM]
Teensy as Joystick
by kurt-olsson
[April 16, 2019, 01:54:29 PM]
Which Processor i7 - 8700K or i7 - 9700K
by Joe Lavery
[April 15, 2019, 04:00:33 PM]
Computer / Projector Combo
by blueskydriver
[April 15, 2019, 02:50:24 PM]
Flyengravity desktop MIP
by Steenos
[April 15, 2019, 02:22:39 PM]
Join me on Vatsim Tonight
by Trevor Hale
[April 14, 2019, 05:07:50 PM]
Interfacing real instruments in p3d
by Steve Mount
[April 14, 2019, 04:56:08 PM]
Flight Sim Visual System on Public Surplus...
by bernard S
[April 14, 2019, 12:53:56 PM]
Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP
by 737simAdelaide
[April 14, 2019, 05:16:58 AM]
CPFlight 737 EL MCP For Sale
by 737simAdelaide
[April 14, 2019, 05:12:54 AM]