No audio when running game as Admin


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Doc

XP Pro SP3. Having issues with a particular game Battlefield Bad
Company 2. One suggestion is to run as Admin. However when I do that,
there's no audio. No settings within the game seem to affect this.
Audio works fine when running the game normally - other than the
glitch that shows up intermittently (game mysteriously freezes)

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 
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Tim Meddick

Suggestions:

1). Create a fresh new account with Admin privileges and run your game
within that.

2). Run your game from a Command Prompt (cmd.exe) with the "runas"
command.
You will need to have set a password to the Administrator account
for this to work.
Then, run the following command, replacing the program path /
exe-name with that of
your game's :
runas /u:Administrator /noprofile
"c:\program files\mygame\game.exe"

You will be asked for the password for "Administrator", and this
will not work without
one, and then the game will start with all the security
permissions of "Administrator" but
but by using the "/noprofile" switch, the user preferences will
remain that of the current
user, including all system sound settings!!

If this works to your satisfaction, you can place this command in a
batch-file and run it
from the desktop. A batch-file is a plain text-file with any given
name but having
the [*.bat] filename extension instead of [*.txt] , and would
contain something like this :

@echo off
echo.
echo Starting your game...
runas /u:Administrator /noprofile "c:\program
files\mygame\game.exe"

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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Doc

Suggestions:

1).  Create a fresh new account with Admin privileges and run your game
within that.

2).  Run your game from a Command Prompt (cmd.exe) with the "runas"
command.
        You will need to have set a password to the Administratoraccount
for this to work.
        Then, run the following command, replacing the program path /
exe-name with that of
        your  game's :
                                runas /u:Administrator /noprofile
"c:\program files\mygame\game.exe"

        You will be asked for the password for "Administrator",

I get as far as the system asking for the password, when I type it in,
there's no indication on the cmd screen that anything is being input
and it gives me a message Login Failure: unknown username or bad
password

Also to clarify, this part - "c:\program files\mygame\game.exe" -
should be input including the quotes?

Here's how I'm inputting it:

runas /u:Administrator /noprofile "c:\program files\Electronic Arts
\Battlefield Bad Company 2\BFBC2Game.exe"
 

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