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Brand new Dell XPS desktop, Nvidia 1050Ti graphics card, 1-TB HD, 250 SSD - nothing else on PC. Downloaded Xplane 11 and when I click to start the screen turns black. Only when I hit control, alt, delete and open task manager I get a brief image of the tour with C-172. When I go to close task manager the screen turns black again. I am unable to use this flight simulator.

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Hi Tom,

I am not with Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from downunder.

What processor do you have?  What version of X-Plane are you using?  Are you trying to run X-Plane from the X-Plane (or xplane) .exe file found in the root directory? 

If you are running the official and original version of X-Plane then attach your log.txt file so that others with a greater knowledge base than me may be able to solve your problem.

To attach the file follow the guidance given in the following link found at

If you are running steam then you need to take your problem to a steam forum.  Steam is a 3rd party hybrid (modified) version of X-Plane.  It installs differently to the official Laminar Research version.  Laminar does not sell or support steam.