COD - Modern warfare 2 error while playing

October 2016


I bought Modern Warfare 2 today! The game works great but there is only one big problem. When I play, there appears an error after, maybe 10minutes. Or when i want to save my game, single player. It says "Modern warfare 2 does not work anymore", close program. So every time I play the game the error appears on a different moment, sometimes in the little clips of the game, or when I want to save my game. Or when i'm just playing. I played Cod4 a lot, but never had this problem.

My videocard is:

NVIDEA GFORCE 512MB - 9800 ASUS - engts250

This has to be good enough.

The game itself, works perfect. Nice graphics etc, has this problem something to do with the settings of my video card?


I had the same problem and found the solution on de disc itself by activision support.

Zone file errors are most likely due to a bad install or corrupt game files.

You can verify the integrity of the game files in the Steam client.
In the Steam client
  • Right-click on the game and select properties.
  • Click on the local files tab and click the "Verify integrity of game cache" button.
  • You will need to do this for the single player and multiplayer game executables.

If that does not work you can try to delete the game content and re-download it from Steam.
  • In the Steam client right-click on the game and select "Delete Local Content".
  • Once you have deleted the content you will need to re-download the content through the Steam client.
  • You will need to do this for the single player and multiplayer game executables.

If that does not help then you may have a bad disc. Try replacing the game at the store you bought it at. Remember that if you replace the disc you will need to completely uninstall and re-install the game.

If the game still does not work after uninstalling and replacing the disc then you may have a bad piece of hardware like a bad hard drive or stick of RAM. In this case you will have to contact your computer manufacturer to find out how to test and replace any hardware that may be failing.

It worked for me I can now finally play Invasion


Thanks Chris for this tip on the forum.

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