When I try to start up bf1942 the little start-screen thing pops up. That thing that said "Battlefield 1942" in big letters and in the background has the tank about to crush the guy's helmet, right? Anyways, it pops up for like a second, then disappears. That's all that happens. The game doesn't start.
System Specs? Also make sure all of your graphic card's drivers and files are upto date.
P4 3.2GHz, 1 Giga RAM DDR2,ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256mb. I doubt it has to do with my system specs...
strange, your problem sounds like you dont meet the minimum requirementsyet your computer should be able to violate a game like bf42. That is strange try reinstalling the game or like gen. fatcat said update your drivers.