Appcompat error with games

I recently built a new system and am running Windows Xp pro - I installed MotoGP 2 and it worked fine, but now I try to run it again I get an error regarding
"C:\DOCUME~1\JOSCUE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1B.tmp.dir00\appcompat.txt"
The only temporary solution is re-installing the game, but the error reappears when I try to load it after restart or something...I get the error with other games too.

I downloaded the latest ATI cataclyst drivers (for ATI Radeon 9600 pro) but that hasn't solved the problem, - i'm using DirectX 9.

Any help would be great, thanks.
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  1. It appears that you have a compatibility problem with the game. The appcompat.txt file should show you what was running at the time the game crashed.

    Have you tried running the game in a compatibility mode?

    <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSXP/pro/using/howto/gethelp/appcompat.asp" target="_new">Using Program Compatibility Mode</A>

    Have you tried the latest Omega drivers for the video card?

    <A HREF="http://www.omegacorner.com/" target="_new">RADEON DRIVERS PAGE</A>

    BTW, there's an update to DirectX 9, to <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displaylang=en&categoryid=2" target="_new">version 9b</A>.

    Toey

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  2. Okay, i've tried compatibilty mode, new omega drivers and direct x 9b,-to no avail. The only thing that solved it was to reinstall the game, but this is only a short term fix.

    Any other suggestions?
  3. Now after a few restarts it comes up with the error when I try to load the game again.
    Here is what I found in 'appcompat.txt'
    :

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
    <DATABASE>
    <EXE NAME="motogp2.exe" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_PRIVACY">
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="binkw32.dll" SIZE="377856" CHECKSUM="0xC154318E" BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.5.21.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.5.21.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="1.5u" FILE_DESCRIPTION="RAD Video Tools" COMPANY_NAME="RAD Game Tools, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="Bink and Smacker" FILE_VERSION="1.5u" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright (C) 1994-2003, RAD Game Tools, Inc." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x0" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.5.21.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.5.21.0" LINK_DATE="03/18/2003 04:07:09" UPTO_LINK_DATE="03/18/2003 04:07:09" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="launcher.exe" SIZE="599522" CHECKSUM="0xD0C0BCFF" BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.0.0.1" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.0.0.1" PRODUCT_VERSION="1, 0, 0, 1" FILE_DESCRIPTION="launcher MFC Application" COMPANY_NAME="" PRODUCT_NAME="launcher Application" FILE_VERSION="1, 0, 0, 1" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="launcher.EXE" INTERNAL_NAME="launcher" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright (C) 2001" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.0.0.1" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.0.0.1" LINK_DATE="04/29/2003 16:12:13" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/29/2003 16:12:13" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="motogp2.exe" SIZE="2164184" CHECKSUM="0x2E7B1D78" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="05/02/2003 11:23:22" UPTO_LINK_DATE="05/02/2003 11:23:22" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="unins000.exe" SIZE="264160" CHECKSUM="0xFE3E88F4" BIN_FILE_VERSION="51.6.0.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="51.6.0.0" PRODUCT_VERSION=" " FILE_DESCRIPTION="Inno Setup Uninstaller" COMPANY_NAME="Jordan Russell" PRODUCT_NAME="" FILE_VERSION="51.6.0.0" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="" INTERNAL_NAME="" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright (C) 1998-2002 Jordan Russell" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="51.6.0.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="51.6.0.0" LINK_DATE="06/19/1992 22:22:17" UPTO_LINK_DATE="06/19/1992 22:22:17" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
    </EXE>
    <EXE NAME="kernel32.dll" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_THISFILEONLY">
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="926720" CHECKSUM="0x6262EEA5" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.0" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="kernel32" INTERNAL_NAME="kernel32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xE8792" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.0" LINK_DATE="08/18/2001 05:33:02" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/18/2001 05:33:02" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
    </EXE>
    </DATABASE>


    Anyone care to explain?
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