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Thread: SecuRom Crashes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    SecuRom Crashes


    Having problems starting the game, seem SecuRom could be the culprit.

    During install SecuRom crashed twice with the "SecuRom SecuPack Unpacker has stopped working" (Crash log below). The same thing occurs when i try to run the game after install. I have seen the post about the VC++ Runtime, so uninstalled the game, installed VC Runtime, reinstalled Bioshock 2 with anti-virus off. Still same occurs. I get two UAC messages saying Do I want these programs to access my computer, i say yes, cpu use goes up a bit, then crash.

    I have other SecuRom games that work fine.

    Please help

    PC Details...

    OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
    Memory: 4GB

    Video Card: NVidia GeForce 8800 GTX
    Video Memory: 2530MB
    Driver Date: 21/11/2009

    Sound Card Creative SB X-Fi
    Driver Date 12/01/2010

    Crash Details

    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: Bioshock2Launcher_activation.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 00000000
    Fault Module Name: StackHash_c155
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 7ef5c3e2
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: c155
    Additional Information 2: c155ff211f10e4697e00706f06c3e097
    Additional Information 3: 87a8
    Additional Information 4: 87a8ebbf932af1bdaaef70a94d7ff371

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Ok I solved my own problem and although it seems i'm only talking to myself I'll post the fix in case others have the same problem!

    Ok I did the following

    1) Uninstall Bioshock 2
    2) Uninstall all VC++ stuff (I had 6 different ones, some x86 even tho I have Win 7 64)
    3) Install VC++ 2005 Redist
    4) Install VC++ 2008 Redist
    5) Reboot into safe mode
    6) Install Bioshock 2 (no longer get the SecuRom crashes during install)
    7) Reboot into normal windows
    8) Ran game, IT WORKED

    It took a while and despite pre-ording the game I didn't get the chance to play it as after all that I was tired and went to bed!

    I realise that publishers need to protect their content, but when it has this kind of effect there has to be a better way. The people that really suffer from DRM and in particular SecuRom are the genuine people that acutally buy the game. During the many searches i made to fix this issue i saw people listing torrents for cracked versions, if its been cracked already is there any point to DRM? Something just doesn't seem right to me!

    Ok rant over.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    If the VC++ installs were the issue then DRM cannot be blamed..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    I dissagree if the DRM protection method requires VC++ then they should include the right version in the install.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    They did include the right version and it surely worked for me and many others. (Yes, I use Win 7 x64 like you)

    VC++ install problems are more of a MS/Windows issue rather than DRM/2K issues.

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