I recently recieved a copy of Command and Conquer Generals for the holiday. I was able to intall it fine, but when it asked me if I wanted to start it, I said yes, and recieved the error message that "I needed to log in with administrator privileges and try again".
I am the computer admin, thats how I was able to install the game. This game is made by EA and I also purchased another game by EA which I have had no problems with.
So, I went in and made sure that I had all the privilages, and I did. I went in through safe mode, logged in as the admin, and checked the security of this game and made sure I was clear there. I also tried the "run as" button by right clicking on the icon, and selected admin, but still no go. I returned the game in exchange for another copy thinking that this might be something that was wrong with the cd. The new copy is giving me the same problems. I am now pretty sure it is something wrong with my PC or at least the way this particular game is seeing my PC. I also tried running it with my Norton turned off. I am almost positive this game does not need access to the internet to play but I also cleared it through my firewall. This is a home PC running XP.
Now I am just frustrated, lol. I have been cruising the net for solutions to this error and have asked a number of people what they think. Most are stumped. I havent gotten any idea where to go from here. I came across this site from a google browse of the error, which led me here. There was a match with the word administrator but that was it.
Any Ideas? Thank you in advance for any help you can offer in this matter.