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Offline navymustang

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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

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Re: Installing P3D on D: drive
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 08:31:20 PM »
How much space on C: drive?

Offline n4208t

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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

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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.
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Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

 

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