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Old 03-20-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Error Code 51

Battlefield BC2 crashed one day, no crash message, didn't start it up until recently, gave me a message saying, "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 failed to start "Error Message 51"

Any solutions?
 
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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verify integrity of game, reinstall?
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:04 AM   #3
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verify integrity of game, reinstall?
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:14 AM   #4
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Well , i begg you all to help me with this problem.
I bought this game yesterday on my Steam account : roflpikk1.

When i try to launch it, it says 'Battlefield: Bad company 2 failed to start (error code 51). I tried to restart PC , i reinstalled game 3 times, updated my Video Card (GFX 295) and Defragment cach and verify cach.

Can please somebody help me !?

THIS IS PROBLEM [ http://i44.tinypic.com/2uizs48.jpg ]
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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Well , i begg you all to help me with this problem.
I bought this game yesterday on my Steam account : roflpikk1.

When i try to launch it, it says 'Battlefield: Bad company 2 failed to start (error code 51). I tried to restart PC , i reinstalled game 3 times, updated my Video Card (GFX 295) and Defragment cach and verify cach.

Can please somebody help me !?

THIS IS PROBLEM [ http://i44.tinypic.com/2uizs48.jpg ]
I have the same problem. Obvious solutions didn't work. Anyone have a link to something that actually helps?
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:47 PM   #6
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the problem is you have MW2 installed on your computer. Delete that garbage, punch yourself in the face for having ever bought it, and then perhaps BC2 will work.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #7
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the problem is you have MW2 installed on your computer. Delete that garbage, punch yourself in the face for having ever bought it, and then perhaps BC2 will work.
Actually, the error 51 was solved when I edited my config file and changed my fov to 55 and set directx=auto

Just letting people know.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:51 PM   #8
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It might sound weird, but have you tried launching the game from the shortcut instead of the Steam "My games" windows?
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:06 PM   #9
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I got a similar error, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 failed to start (error code 54). File integrity check ok, same result starting it from Steam or the shortcut. Started happening right after Steam client updated last.

So I exited Steam and started it again and everything works.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:49 AM   #10
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I got a similar error, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 failed to start (error code 54). File integrity check ok, same result starting it from Steam or the shortcut. Started happening right after Steam client updated last.

So I exited Steam and started it again and everything works.
i was gonna say,there was a steam update lastnight.after the update,mine did the same thing.all i had to do was restart steam and it was fine.....
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:32 AM   #11
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it is when steam has an update. just shut computer off and restart then restart steam. worked for me.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #12
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Actually, the error 51 was solved when I edited my config file and changed my fov to 55 and set directx=auto

Just letting people know.
how you do this ????
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:01 PM   #13
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how you do this ????
Head to this folder.

C:\Users\*PC name/Windows Account name*\Documents\BFBC2

That's on Win7. But there is a settings.ini and another config file. Check those for that line.

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:00 PM   #14
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I still have this problem months later,
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:25 AM   #15
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See if this helps you - worked for me for another game:
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Are you using F-Secure Internet Security 20XX?

If "yes", try the following:

Go into the options menu, put the program into the exception list of the real time scanner of F-Secure. The problem with F-Secure and error code 51 concerns many games, also Toki tori.

Chrstph

P.S.: Sorry for my English, I am using Babelfish
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