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I'm trying to play the Conquerors on Windows 7 but I get the following error:

Age of Empires II Expansion has stopped working

The Age Of Kings runs just fine

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Can you provide anymore details? This isn't a lot to go on. –  Wipqozn Dec 28 '11 at 14:35
    
did you try compatibility mode? perhaps that works? –  Stefto Dec 28 '11 at 15:11
    
@Wipqozn This is all the details I have.. I installed the game, than the expansion. The Age of Kings works the Conquerors throws this awkward error. –  Ionut Dec 28 '11 at 16:09
    
@Stefto Yes i tried. The same problem. –  Ionut Dec 28 '11 at 16:10
    
I had a friend with this problem recently but on XP. Several of us had the exact same files yet his was the only one that didn't work. We thought it might be related to video drivers. –  Matthew Read Dec 28 '11 at 20:05
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I had some similar trouble with the game. I found this article(thread) quite helpful.

  1. Open notepad and copy/paste the part below.

    • If you have Age of Empires II:

      taskkill /F /IM Explorer.exe
      EMPIRES2.EXE
      Start explorer.exe
      
    • If you have Age of Empires II with expansion:

      taskkill /F /IM Explorer.exe
      age2_x1.exe
      Start explorer.exe
      
  2. Save as Windows7 fix.bat and put it in the same folder where you installed Age of Empires.

  3. Make a shortcut to the bat to access the game and if necessary change the icon so it looks like the actual shortcut.
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I suggest you go into options and try changing the resolution around until it stops crashing.

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This is more like a comment than an answer –  Michel Jan 18 '13 at 19:26
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Yes, unfortunately I don't have a high enough ranking to make comments... –  Dan Jan 18 '13 at 21:24
    
@Dan: Now you do. :) –  Ullallulloo Jan 19 '13 at 6:11
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