I recently bought Age of Empires game from Internet store, it asked me to download Games for Windows Marketplace and run it so I can install AOE III.
I installed Games for Windows Marketplace but I can't open it, it just pops loading screen and after 5 seconds it disappears. I checked Task manager to see if the process was active, but it was not. After a little bit more trying I found out that that when the loading screen pops out, process begins to go but when it disappears, the process disappears also.
I tried to start Games for Windows Marketplace in Windows XP SP2 mode (I'm running Windows 7) but it did not help. Also, I tried to "run this program as administrator" and to disable the firewall for this program.
I haven't tried to open ports but I don't really think that this is problem with my internet connection.
Edit: I checked Event Viewer it showed 2 errors - 1 application error and 1 .NET Runtime error:
application error txt:
Faulting application name: GFWLClient.exe, version: 18.104.22.168, time stamp: 0x4cd50651
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bdaae
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x00009617
Faulting process id: 0x5cc
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb8ceafc841bff
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE\Client\GFWLClient.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 3a7a90bf-f8de-11df-9772-0018f32c7b43
.NET Runtime error:
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.IO.FileNotFoundException