While it's not the end of the world when a game refuses to load, it can put a serious damper on your day. There are a number of reasons that your game may not be running based on a handful of factors.
Operating System Compatibility
The Battle for Middle Earth game series is not officially supported for Windows 7, but it is compatible with the 32-bit installation. It is not compatible with the 64-bit installation.
Make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements to run the Battle for Middle Earth II. If you are below system requirements, this can cause the game to malfunction.
Double-check that your patches are up-to-date for the game. Electronic Arts occasionally releases patches to help a game run more efficiently and to fix errors that may come up after the game has been released. The most recent patch was released in 2007, and is available online (see Resources).
If your game CD is scratched or damaged it may not run. You can purchase a disc cleaning kit or take your disc to a store that can buff scratches and scrapes out of discs.
Faulty Installation or Missing Files
If the program files for your game have been modified or deleted, this can cause the game to malfunction or even not to run at all. Try doing a fresh install.
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