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Windows 7: FIFA 14 doesn't launch

01 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 32-bit
FIFA 14 doesn't launch


I'm pretty new here so if this thread is misplaced I'm sorry ^^".


I have attempted to play FIFA 14 (soooo old yeah i know) lately, but the game doesn't launch at all. No window, no error message. Nothing.

I took a look at the Ctrl + Alt + Del thing for processes (french OS so I don't know its name in English), I found out that the game would launch, load up (its KB size would significantly grow) then the process name disappears. What issue can it be ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Microsoft has released an update in September that breaks old copy protection, because MS thinks there is a malware threat from it.

You can try typing these commands into an elevated (as administrator) command prompt:

start cmd.exe /k "sc config secdrv start= demand"
start cmd.exe /k "sc start secdrv"
Play the game as normal.

When you're finished, execute these commands the same way:


start cmd.exe /k "sc stop secdrv"
start cmd.exe /k "sc config secdrv start= disabled"

The /k is to keep the windows open, so that you can initially see the results. Eventually, you'll probably want to change it to /c, to close the windows automatically for a cleaner process.

You might want to put these commands into a pair of batch files on your desktop to avoid all the typing.
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