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post #1 of 17
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Hi everyone! I've found myself combating what may be the most frustrating software issue I have ever witnessed. I cannot launch any of my Games For Windows Live games. I know that's a fairly common problem, but I believe the cause here isn't as typical (since none of the solutions that worked for others have worked for me).

Most GFWL games will just do nothing at all when I attempt to launch, others give me a "...has stopped working" error. I've tried updating GFWL, .Net Framework, Visual C++, Silverlight, and Direct X. I've tried reinstalling all of the above. I even reformatted and ran into the same problem! The most bizarre thing is the fact that it all worked perfectly fine as of a few months ago, and I can't pinpoint any software changes since then. All the hardware's the same too.

I am at my wits' end! I just want to play the games I've bought... Please help!

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post #2 of 17
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Hmmmm, I guess we're all stumped! F GFWL!
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No answer on technet?
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Make sure you didn't disable any services that involve GFWL, the same thing happened to me.

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Whats a GFWL
Games For Windows Live
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post #5 of 17
If you have access to another computer, download it there and try to get it working. If it does, it's got to be something in your OS or HDD somewhere, which can perhaps be pinpointed once you test that one last thing. :>
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post #6 of 17
GFWL is really unpredictable, some of my games (Halo 2 in particular) will stop working if secondary logon is disabled, took me forever to figure that one out...
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post #7 of 17
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The Secondary Logon service was set to manual. I'll turn it to Automatic and give that a go and get back to you. Thanks!
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post #8 of 17
I couldn't get Batman: AA to run with GFWL - it took setting everything to run as Administrator... everything to do with the game and GFWL.

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post #9 of 17
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No luck with secondary logon, sadly.

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Make sure you didn't disable any services that involve GFWL, the same thing happened to me.
Which services should I be looking for? All the obvious ones are enabled.
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post #10 of 17
Is your account banned? as this could possible stop you from launching games etc.
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