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problems with starting DCS
« on: November 17, 2018, 07:20:37 am »
hey all. i just tried to run DCS and it will not open. i get an error



i tried to run the updater via the command line and got same error. for some reason windows 10 does not like the dcs_updater.exe. the game is not producing a dcs log. obviously i cannot run a repair.

no changes have been made to pc since i successfully ran the game. i just learned how to use CBUs. please help :D any ideas?
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Re: problems with starting DCS
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 07:31:26 am »
I can think of a couple of things to try.
Disable your virus protection and see if that is the issue.
If that does not work try starting windows in safe mode then disable the virus protection.
If the install is corrupted try a reinstall or repair of DCS in safe mode.

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Re: problems with starting DCS
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 07:35:00 am »
thanks tai. thankfully i have a good backup. what i did to correct the issue was to rename the dcs_updater.exe (interesting that it had today's date) to .BAD and restored the file from a few days ago. worked like a charm. so not sure why but the file i had was a problem.
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Re: problems with starting DCS
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 08:26:04 am »
OK. Glad you got sorted out!

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