I think I need a refresher course on what the autogen settings do and how it might be affected by other scenery settings.
This morning I loaded FSX to take a short hop with the VS P-36A Hawk. When the flight loading bar reached the auto-generated scenery at 80%, FSX stopped responding. I repeated loading FSX and my flight 3 times this morning each with the same failure. Finally, I changed the autogen density settings from dense to normal, and was able to load my flight. After completing my 1st flight, I returned to the menu and reset the density settings back to dense and was able to load and complete a 2nd flight.
I have absolutely no idea as to why I had problems as none of my settinigs had changed and I had been flying under the dense autogen settings for as long as I can...