Wonder if anyone could help

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So my flight simulator won't load and it also wont let me uninstall it ( the screen wont come up ) I'm really confused about it. does anyone know what I could try?, any ideas are greatfully accepted. Thanks :)
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To uninstall Flight Simulator, go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games and delete the folder named "Flight Simulator 9".
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To uninstall Flight Simulator, go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games and delete the folder named "Flight Simulator 9".
I don't know if that's the recommended uninstallation procedure - but if nopt I wouldn't do it - it still leaves all the information in the registry which can confuse the computer if it's reinstalled.

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Why not just use the "Add and Remove Programs" from windows itself?
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If you really can't get rid of it any other way, then the rather extreme folder delete should work, but remember there are other folders, too, such as the Flight Simulator Files in My Documents. The registry can be cleaned out afterwards with Easy Cleaner. If you don't do that, a fresh install probably won't take. Mind you, before rushing into this I'd wait a day or two to allow time for people who know more than I do to warn you against what I've just suggested.
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Why not just use the "Add and Remove Programs" from windows itself?
Tried - doesn't work

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What happens when you put your FS2004 disc in the PC ? Does it autorun ? I'd suggest a reinstall over the existing install (ie on the same location) and then try and remove it. Hopefully that should remove all trace of both installs you may need to manually remove any files relating to add ons. As an aside it's highly unlikley that your flight sim installed has become corrupted on its own. You should always make changes to flight sim carefully and one at a time, it is easy to get carried away and even the most experianced users can get into difficulty. Bruce