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Old 28-07-2006
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Battlefield 2 Failed to start (Windows Fault)

When I am trying to luanch Battlefield 2, The technical info says it is this
file`s fault of the error:

It goes on and on with the end of "_appcompat.txt"

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Old 29-07-2006
Jimmy S.
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Re: Battlefield 2 Failed to start (Windows Fualt)

Since you can't install any other apps either, it sounds like you have a serious
issue with the current state of you system which needs to be resolved...

Let's try some basic troubleshooting. If the problem still persists
please post back and we'll try some more steps. Good luck! :-)

1. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
blockers using this utility: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
or this method: http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php

You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:

2. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com and then
install MS AntiSpyware from: www.microsoft.com/spyware to
remove any Spyware or Adware which could clog up your PC.

3. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

4. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Some games
require a patch: http://www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
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Old 29-07-2006
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Jimmy, I do no have an Anti-virus and the link:
http://housecall.antivirus.com is not working!
I will still try the other steps and reply back!

And another thing, the icons in the system tray is disapearing in some way
eg. Alchohol 120% is showing and not and the same with Windows Defender Beta
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Old 29-07-2006
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Re: Battlefield 2 Failed to start (Windows Fualt)

Jimmy, I Downloaded a trial version of Windows Live OneCare and it did not
detect any problems and I did all the steps you told me to but it is still
the same problem:
with the same "_appcompat.txt" at the end the whole time!
All the udates are installed and the Error supporting wizard has no info on
this error!
Please help Jimmy!
Thank you
I just want to know when is your working hours and in wich land you are eg.
South Africa?
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Old 29-07-2006
Jimmy S.
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I'm in Canada. My working hours vary depending on my availability.
In case you don't know already, all of us who participate in these
newsgroups, do so in their own free time as a community contribution.

Since you're having multiple issues with the current state of your OS...

Your best solution would be to repair Windows using these instructions:

How to repair Windows XP:
Unplug from your Internet connection, and then repair Windows:
using this method

Afterwards, boot up your system, turn on your XP Internet Firewall,
plug back into your Internet connection and install all Critical and
Recommended updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
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Old 30-07-2006
Thomas Kuck
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Re: Battlefield 2 Failed to start (Windows Fualt)

Looking at the path of the error I am surprised that it shows the
folders of _two_ users. I would suggest to clear out the temp folders
with a program called CCleaner ( ccleaner.com ) or first to use Disk
Cleanup (start\programs\accessories\system tools).
Before you do this you might want to have a look what these files are
saying. You will have to change your view to display hidden files and
folders if you are browsing to the folders: in Explorer go to
tools\folder options\view and choose 'show hidden files and folders',
click apply, ok. Now browse to the txt files, open one and have a look.
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Old 15-11-2008
battlefield2 and other games video issue
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Re: Battlefield 2 Failed to start (Windows Fualt)

I do have the same issue and there are a lot of people out there have the
same issues with this game and it happens with many other games to

can you please check in to this
is related to video drivers or comparavility.
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Old 21-01-2010
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Re: Battlefield 2 Failed to start (Windows Fualt)

Help Pleae I Have A Toshiba Xp Laptop When I Start The Game It Flashes Black For Like 1sec Then Closes Without Any Error Message What Is Wrong I Updated My Driver And Try Deleting My Profile What Do I Do????
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