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Windows 7: Game installs but won't start. Worked before though

08 May 2016   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Try copying the commands into a text editor and saving as a .bat extension and save to your desktop. Label the first one "Start" and the second one "Stop" if you wish. Make sure that you make two batch files, one with the first set of commands, and one with the second.

Then, right click on each batch file, one at a time, and choose "Properties". When the Properties window pops up, go to the "Compatibility" tab and tick "Run as Administrator". Click apply and close the window. Then try running the first batch file from the desktop. If all is well, the batch file will run without an error and then you can start the game. When you're done playing the game, run the second batch file and that will reset things back to normal.

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08 May 2016   #12

windows 7 64bit

Ok, here's my "open" batch file text:


start cmd.exe /k "sc config secdrv start= demand"
start cmd.exe /k "sc start secdrv"


The first command goes through!
The second... does not. Same error: Failed 1058: service can't be started b/c it's disabled/ or has no enabled device associated with it (my words).

Am I missing something?
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08 May 2016   #13

windows 7 64bit

So, evidently failed means worked! I got the idea to try starting the game even with the fail code and I'm in. I'm not sure how, but it seemed to work. And, for whatever reason, I can run these batch files as an administrator (maybe that's why you went this route?). That seemed to do the trick. I'll run it a few more times and report back if something goes wrong. Until then, thanks Mellon and Boris!
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08 May 2016   #14
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Glad you got it working. :)
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 Game installs but won't start. Worked before though

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