Another game I was going to purchase has been issues with SF,so that is why I came across this.
If it helps great,if it doesnt apply then good.
This with the latest SF version
""OK I now know the cause but am waiting for starforce to come back with a solution.
I have an ASUS A7A266 mother board and a Hitchi 250GB ATA HD. The IDE controller will only run the HD in PIO mode unless I install an ALI Ultra ATA driver and this driver is causing a problem with starforce and stopping the disk being read. However the game will install fine.
I found this out by uninstalling the ALI driver and the game will run, but you cannot use a pc running the HD in PIO mode as everything is so slow!
I will come back if starforce have a solution.