Need for Speed Most Wanted is not running in Win7


I have recently installed Need for Speed: Most Wanted in my laptop. When I launch the game, nothing happens. No flash screen, no error message of any kind. I have updated all my drivers through my laptop manufacturer supplied software. I tried various Compatibility settings. Nothing worked. Please help me in fixing this issue.

Here is my system configuration:

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Processor : Intel Dual Core T4400 2.20 GHz
Memory : DDR2 4 GB
Display Driver : Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Display Driver version :

Many thanks in advance.

Selvin D

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Last updated May 22, 2020 Views 136,184 Applies to:
Hi Selvin Dhavidhu,

As Need for Speed game is compatible with windows 7 operating system.You can check in windows 7 compatibility center.
Follow the steps given below:
1.Open Your NFS Directory.
2.Right Click on speed.exe and select properties.
3.Go To Compatibility Tab
4.Select Compatibility Mode for Windows XP(Service Pack 3) And Run at resolution 640x480
5.Now start your game and Enjoy!!

Note:To run The Game you Need Administator Privlages.
Also perform clean boot on the computer.
To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows Vista or Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
Note When you perform a clean boot, you may temporarily lose some functionality. When you start the computer as usual, the functionality returns. However, you may receive the original error message, or you may experience the original behavior.
Follow the below steps to put your computer in clean boot state:
Note If the computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may prevent you from following these steps. We strongly recommend that you do not use the System Configuration utility to modify the advanced boot options on the computer unless a Microsoft support engineer directs you to do this. Doing this may make the computer unusable.
1. Log on to the computer by using an account that has administrator rights.
2. Click Start button, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER to start the System Configuration Utility.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
3. On the General tab, click Selective Startup, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box. (The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.)
4. On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
Note Following this step lets Microsoft services continue to run. These services include Networking, Plug and Play, Event Logging, Error Reporting, and other services. If you disable these services, you may permanently delete all restore points. Do not do this if you want to use the System Restore utility together with existing restore points.
5. Click OK, and then click Restart.
Check the below link for more details on clean boot:
After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
1. Click Start button, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
2.  On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.
3. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.

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