Rhuddlan...Hi, first of all this site does not really deal with this sort of enquiry, and I would say it would be better to look for FS2004 [FS9] forum. As to your enquiry re the program stopping and going to the taskbar it looks as if a program is requiring attention. I get this when flying and someone connects me on skype for example.Or an e mail arrives. An idea put forward by some flyers is to close down all unesessary programs in the right hand taskbar. You can do this with "end it all".