C&C 3 Tiberium Wars won't play

Discussion in 'PC Gaming Discussion' started by xxx666, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. xxx666

    xxx666 Member

    A required security module cannot be activated.
    This program cannot be executed (5016).​

    I have AnyDVD, CloneDVD and Virtual CloneDrive drive installed (latest versions of each, as of this moment). I found hits on this issue in the Game Jackal forum, but I don't have that installed and never did.

    I have the original DVD in the DVD drive.

    I disabled AnyDVD and exited the tray icon.
    I disabled Virtual CloneDrive.

    Any ideas?
  2. Blazkowicz

    Blazkowicz Well-Known Member

    SecuROMâ„¢ has determined that some File Monitor program is running in the background. Please close this program and reboot your PC before you start the application.
  3. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    hmm filemon / regmon possibly, some anti virus programs also use filemon (renamed etc.. just the driver), could be a tricky one to figure out...


    what anti virus (if any) have you got running?
    what firewall software (if any) have you got running?
    (obvious one) is filemon or regmon running?
  4. xxx666

    xxx666 Member

    file monitoring programs...

    Well, I use Avast! for antivirus.

    No firewall (behind a linux firewall on the machine connected to the 'net).

    Don't have anything else running that would be monitoring files, though I do have the sysinternals filemon installed (and in my PATH).

    What a pain in the ass....
  5. xxx666

    xxx666 Member

    I also recently installed Desktops

    from sysinternals.com (MS).

    Later, I'll trying disabling that...
  6. xxx666

    xxx666 Member

    I think it was Desktops (from sysinternals)

    I unchecked the option to load at startup and rebooted, and CC3 works now.

    Perhaps the hooks it sets in the bowels of Windows tripped some alarm for CC3.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Interesting . . .

    I didn't know Securom targeted filemon.
  8. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I did some reading on this at one point. There are claims about this dating back a few years, I believe. That said, I have filemon.exe and regmon.exe on my system. I've always added the directory that they are located in to my PATH. I've never had an issue with SecuROM and having them on my system. Now, if I was running one of them when I went to play a game that might be another story.