Stronghold 2 Won't Start

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Stronghold 2 Won't Start
A player must protect his own castle from invasions in "Stronghold 2." (enisala stronghold image by microb from

"Stronghold 2" is a computer game that brings players back to the Middle Ages. A player controls Matthew Steele, a recruit under Sir William, in attempt to overthrow a nearby empire. In addition to sending out mercenaries and foot soldiers to invade the nearby empire, a player must also build a wall of defence around his own stronghold to protect it from potential invasions. While an engaging game to play, it does come with glitches and errors like any other game.

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Things you need

  • Disc cleaning kit

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  1. 1

    Restart your computer by clicking on "Start" on the lower left hand corner of the computer screen followed by "Restart." You can also unplug the power cord and plug it back in again. This will fix any electrical or minor connection problems with your computer.

  2. 2

    Uninstall "Stronghold 2" from your computer by accessing the "Control Panel" on your computer. Then click on "Install/Uninstall Programs" and choose the game as the program you want to install.

  3. 3

    Eject the game disc from your computer and use the disc cleaning kit to remove scratches, dents or dirt from your game. As a result of dirt build-up or minor scratches, your game may be defective and therefore cannot be played.

  4. 4

    Insert the game into your computer and install it again. A prompt should immediately appear asking you to install the game.

  5. 5

    Contact Firefly Studios, the manufacturer for "Stronghold 2" if all else fails. You should ask customer service whether you can receive a product replacement or technical support to help you fix the game.

Tips and warnings

  • Never use alcohol or other household cleaning supplies to clean your gaming disc. This can cause warping of the item making it impossible to ever play the disc again.

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