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I've tried everything I can think of on the software or computer side.  It really seems like a failure on the hardware side.  From everything I can see, my grip appears to be DOA.  Since my hardware comes from a long way off....the resolution would have to take weeks if not months.

Sigh.

One thing that might be beneficial is if anybody can tell a method that ensures that a driver is deleted, along with the hardware.  I feel that it is possible that the old (possibly corrupted) driver is not being renewed.

However, it is entirely possible, after firmware re-installations, profile re-intializations and attempted re-calibrations, that there is no solution beyond new hardware.

I've started a ticket with Virpil, and honestly, it is not about the money should I have to repay....it is about the time lost.

I guess I'll miss you guys for a long while, if nothing miraculous happens. 

So please live-stream, record, or whatever.  I will live vicariously through you until I can actually fly again.

S!

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4 hours ago, Vonrd said:

Oh man that sucks. Would you like me to sent the CH stick back to you? I'm not using it. I can do it next day if you want.

No, no.....but thanks for the thought.  I actually have stuff like that here, but to remove what I have would be a PITA, and figure out how to surface mount it, not to mention I"d have to reassign everything in two sims.

The easiest thing at this point would be a grip that would mount to my base.  But for now I'll just see what Virpil's response is.  Best to take things one step at a time.

Thanks for the offers and thoughts, Vonrd and everyone.  In the end, I dug this grave and may have to lie in it for a while.

I had a great look at how you guys have gotten along without me (thanks to Hotlead's live stream), and the results of that makes me very happy....well done!  Keep up the great work!!

S!

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BTW, this is what it looks like when you get a blue screen in Windows 10:

8wmwa9xblu031.jpg

That shown, I would have to add that every single time I've ever gotten a blue screen in any version of Windows, it's been because of a failed piece of hardware either inside or connected to the PC; and even if the hardware isn't totally down hard, it is causing at least intermittent errors.

Just an FYI.

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1 hour ago, Luftritter said:

BTW, this is what it looks like when you get a blue screen in Windows 10:

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You can get more detailed information by some registry edits:

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"I would like to know if there's any way to make Windows 10 show more details when crashing like windows 7 did"

Yes you can.

Navigate to this registry entry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl

Create a new DWORD value named DisplayParameters and set to 1

Restart and next time is BSOD's it will show you the old bluescreen with error message.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Lee said:

Found this, although I suspect you already have it.

 

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/driver-verifier-dma-violation

Thanks Lee, that is great info.  However, the option to "uninstall driver" is no longer an option on the "driver" tab.  Instead, it is now "uninstall device".  Also, the "roll back driver" button, while there, is not enabled.  That means that there is no version to roll back to, and by inference, means that the driver hasn't been updated.

I did uninstall the devices, shutdown, restart, and then reconnect and reinstall, one device at a time.  Of course, Windows probably put the exact same driver back in.  If you try to "update driver", it just says that the current driver is already the most up to date or best driver for the device.

The only other option would be to get a driver from the MFG and use it.  However, these MFG's do not make their own drivers.  They just let Windows install the basic driver, which is easier and better.  Their stuff is made to work with that 100%.

This all points to the fact that the driver is, or never was, the cause of the problem.  The messages may technically be true, but they can result from a hardware failure.  In fact you could get a ton of different messages depending on how your hardware failed, but in the end all it means is that you need to correct your hardware issue.  However, it is prudent to look into the driver side first, anyway, just in case.  In my case it became obvious that no recent driver changes had taken place, so there was basically nothing to do beyond that.

I think it's important to clarify that the BSOD only happened one time and never after that.  I believe that is just because that's when the hardware happened to go kaput, and was completely dead after that.

Klaiber is saving my butt, because he's sending me a working grip that I can use to replace this one, and that will soon make it clear whether or not it's the grip itself causing the problem.  This is going to be far faster than waiting for anything from Virpil.  If it turns out to be a warranty return type of situation, imagine how long it will take for me to return my unit to Lithuania, and have it verified as failed, and then to get a replacement for an item (which at least IS currently available for purchase....that could change).

This way, if I can see that the grip buttons at least become operable again, I can create a new "TMW grip + WarBRD base" profile, update game button assignments, and be back in action within a short time of receiving it.  Then deal with getting the original replaced as a separate issue.

Thanks Klai!

 

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1 hour ago, Klaiber said:

It's the very least I can do.  After all, you helped me out a lot.  And I want to make sure you get back in the air ASAP to harass the enemy. :D

That’s awesome Klai. 😊 To be honest, I think Luft’s helped all of us out in turn. I can think of quite a few instances where he’s been there for me at any rate.

Ok, I have to rant (positively) a bit: JG1 truly is an awesome squad, and it totally transcends the “online gaming clan” stereotype so often associates with groups like this. Thank you to Klaiber and Britchot for cultivating an attitude of caring personally for (and building friendships with) members within our squad. And thank you to the members who continue to make this organization the premiere group to be a part of! Today I was reminded again how grateful I am to share the virtual skies with you all. 😊 [/endrant] 😋

I look forward to seeing you in the skies sooner than anticipated Luft! We definitely need you up there to undo all the hard work Enente mechanics put in repairing the bullet holes from your last outing. 😁

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6 hours ago, HotleadColdfeet said:

Ok, I have to rant (positively) a bit: JG1 truly is an awesome squad, and it totally transcends the “online gaming clan” stereotype so often associates with groups like this.

Yes, that needed to be said by me, too.  Although it is not apparent here, there have been offers to help with hardware donations (for free!) from more than a few others in this group (and I'm not talking about 1 or 2 people).  I'm glad to be a part of a group like this, that is so willing to help. My heartfelt thanks to all of you, for your good intentions!

S!

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I received a first response from Virpil and they asked me for a screen shot of this:

Buttons-error.jpg

That error code is constantly scrolling through different codes, changing continuously.  Not in order, seemingly randomly.  Too many to keep track of them all.

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