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a required security module cannot be activated message when trying to open spore

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a required security module cannot be activated message when trying to open spore

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keep getting the message - a security module cannot be activated

this progam cannot be executed(6000)

 

cant get onto spore at all, please help

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Re: a required security module cannot be activated message when trying to open spore

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Hi bobreality,

 

Did the install run smoothly for you? And have you got all background tasks disabled while you try to run the game?

 

 

The error message you are experiencing is sometimes being caused by the Securom copy protection program which is installed with the program. 

The first thing that I would recommend is that you do this: 

1. Open the command line by pressing Start and selecting the Run... option. 
2. Type cmd and push the [Enter] button on the keyboard. 
3. Please type in rd /s "%APPDATA%\SecuROM" and press [Enter] on the keyboard. 
4. Answer Y to the Y/N question and press [Enter] to complete the process. 

This will remove the SecuROM folder from the computer. But, any SecuROM application that uses UserData will rebuild these files and folder with future launches

 

 

If this doesn't work, check any firewalls on your system to ensure they are not blocking the game from accessing the internet. Applications like Norton Internet Security, Zone Alarm, BlackIce etc will all act as a firewall. Please check the documentation that came with the firewall to allow the game access.

Try disabling all the background applications on your system to see if this helps allow the game to operate. Here is how to do this :

- Click on the start menu,
- Click on run,
- Type in the following MSCONFIG,
- Click on the startup tab,
- Deselect all the tick boxes,
- Click on apply and then close,
- Restart your computer,
- When your computer starts up again, please close these messages,
- Try to play the game again.

To return to the original startup sequence follow below instructions

- click start menu
- click run
- type in the following MSCONFIG
- click on normal startup
- click on apply and then close
- restart your computer

If your system is running Windows XP with a service pack, then this will include the basic windows firewall. Please make sure you have checked the firewall to make sure the game has access to the internet.

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Message 2 of 6 (38,499 Views)

Re: a required security module cannot be activated message when trying to open spore

★★★★ Novice

I have the same problem.

 

After I richtclicked the Starter App, and chose to run the game in Windows 2000 compability, I'm able to run the game.

It seems to work better than before. (I'm using Windows XP on the old rig)

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Re: a required security module cannot be activated message when trying to open s

★★★★★ Newbie

If you are using SysInternal's Process Explorer, that might be the cause. 

Try exiting the program. Be sure that you choose File | Exit, to shut the program down completely. Then try again.

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Re: a required security module cannot be activated message when trying to open s

★★★★ Novice

help its not working mines saying A required security module cannot be activated.
This program cannot be executed (8016).

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Re: a required security module cannot be activated message when trying to open s

Hi @CallOfPoods,

 

A skylake motherboard or processor may cause this.
In this case, you should do  a BIOS update your manufacturers .
Jump into those topic -> http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/8016-error-code-SPORE/td-p/4930059

 

Cheers

Liz

I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users
Jag jobbar inte för EA - jag hjälper bara andra spelare
Jeg er ikke ansat hos EA, jeg hjælper kun andre brugere
Ich bin nur ein Spieler der anderen hilft und kein EA Mitarbeiter.
Mvh/Yours Liz
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