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Kudos0

Flight Simulator X and NIS 2010

My McAfee subscription ran out, so I picked up a copy of NIS 2010 in-store.  Why not, I've used Norton products in the past and had no problems.  Unfortunately, this time I do: it seems to mess with FSX...:(  Now, I've had FSX running with no problems over the last couple of weeks, then the next time I go to run it after installing NIS, it hangs on load with the message "Loading complete! 100%" and maxing out the CPU in the high nineties.  VV frustrating !  Does anyone have any thoughts ?

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Kudos0

Re: Flight Simulator X and NIS 2010

My McAfee subscription ran out, so I picked up a copy of NIS 2010 in-store.  Why not, I've used Norton products in the past and had no problems.  Unfortunately, this time I do: it seems to mess with FSX...:(  Now, I've had FSX running with no problems over the last couple of weeks, then the next time I go to run it after installing NIS, it hangs on load with the message "Loading complete! 100%" and maxing out the CPU in the high nineties.  VV frustrating !  Does anyone have any thoughts ?
Kudos0

Re: Flight Simulator X and NIS 2010

Hi njf63:

I have NIS 2010 and also have MIcrosoft FSX on one of my systems, without any problem.

Before you installed NIS 2010, did you uninstall McAfee using *their* removal tool?

Let me give you some resources to help solve this:

The McAfee Removal Tool can be found here.

The Norton 2010 Removal tool can be found here.

What I would do is use the McAfee tool first, following their instructions and reboot. See if that resolves the issue.

If not, uninstall NIS 2010 using the tool above and reboot. Then reinstall NIS 2010 from this link.

Test FSX again and let us know of your result.

If this does not resolve your problem we may have to turn on Silent Mode, in NIS.

Again, please let us know.

Thanks.

Message Edited by Plankton on 11-22-2009 07:34 PM
      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos0

Re: Flight Simulator X and NIS 2010

However do not use the Norton Removal Tool to remove NIS if you have any other Norton products installed that you want to keep -- it cleans out everything with no user choices. GHOST or Save & Restore for example .....
Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Flight Simulator X and NIS 2010

Hi njf63 -

Yes, this is true. Here is some additional information stated on the NRT page:

"The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2010/2009/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003 products and Norton 360 from your computer. Before you continue, make sure that you have the installation CDs or downloaded installation files for any Norton products that you want to reinstall. If you have pcAnywhere or WinFAX, uninstall it using Add or Remove Programs before running the Norton Removal Tool. Also, if you use ACT! or WinFAX, back up those databases and uninstall those products."

If you do not have any of these (except for NIS 2010, duh!) then you are good to go.

Message Edited by Plankton on 11-22-2009 09:24 PM
      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8

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