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Games suddenly not working!

Discussion in 'Games' started by MaxVK, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. MaxVK

    MaxVK Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Iv been running two games for some time now that have both been working fine. However, for reasons I don't understand, they have both suddenly stopped working at all UNLESS I right click on the exe files and choose to "Run as.." Administrator.

    The games are GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. As I say, both have been fine but have suddenly started acting up. There are no errors or messages displayed if I just click the shortcut or the exe files, they just don't run. Both run fine if I run them as Administrator, although of course I have to set them up again and copy saved games across etc.

    In between working and not working I have installed new monitor drivers but thats about it. Other games such as Ghost Recon and Oblivion continue to work as normal.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated at this point.

    Thanks

    Max

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    Oops sorry! Some info about the system might help!
    Windows XP Pro
    2 Gig ram, plenty free
    AMD Athlon 64 X2
    NVIDIA 7900 GTX
    Creative sound
    Viewsonic flat screen (Drivers just installed)
     
  2. cerberus59

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    maybe it's a less good solution but you could go to the administrator's windows account and change the settings there and put yourself as a administrator, then you don't have to move game data etc
     
  3. MaxVK

    MaxVK Thread Starter

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    My account, which is the default account created when XP is installed, says that I have admin privileges anyway. I don't really want to run as Administrator all the time though, and its not really a solution, only a workaround!

    Id really like to find out why this happened in the first place!
     
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