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Football manager 2009 xml parsing error

When i load football manager 2009 it comes up with an xml parsing error and it used to do this when loading a match and i don't know how to fix it. I've tried uninstalling the game and restarting the computer and reinstalling and trying different installation methods and nothing changes other people i have spoken to have the same problem

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    when i cclick on football manager 2009
    icon nothing happens
    then when i click again it says FM2009 
    is already running when it clearly is not.

    Any Ideas?

  • wilmot123 Jan 19, 2009

    whenever i get to a match i get booted of the game and loads of box's come up i click ok to all of them most saying highlights blaaa blaa dnt work. Then it says football manager is already running when it clearly isnt :S

    HELPPPPPPPP !!!!!!?????

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    i have the same problem when i go to play a game i have the same problem

  • keith hollywood Mar 29, 2009

    i have the very seme problem its my first comp first game i bouhgt i just cant belive the battery went iin my comp last night after a few games and since i turned it back on im getting XLM ERROR LINE 1

  • keith hollywood Mar 30, 2009

    the problem occured when my comp suddenly all lthe power was enpty twhen i started it up again all was going well until i tried to play a match then all the trouble began i kept gettin that message xlm error line one about 4 to 5 times then it went off back to the games screen and when i try to reeboot it says that football manager is still running and its not this is my first comp i got this and the game this week please tell me someone how to fix it pleeeeeeeeese

  • keith hollywood Mar 30, 2009

    please help me with football manager 2009xlm error line 1 pleeeeeese

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    any time i try i desn't work it says problem with shortcut
    and i cat fin the application data folder :S

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    it doesnt work your soulution



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If you have a shortcut on your desktop you can do the following:

  • Right-click on the FM shortcut.
  • Choose "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
  • In the "Target" field, add the --reset_preferences command line option after "fm.exe", so it should look like this:
    "C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\fm.exe" --reset_preferences
  • Press OK and then try to run the game as normal, using the shortcut.

You'll want to remove the command after you run the game, as otherwise it will continue to reset your preferences every time you launch.

If you don't have a shortcut you can make one and then perform the instructions on the shortcut you've made.

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I have a similar problem,except its when i go into a match a blue screen comes up then the computer reboots itself.ive tryed the whole properties thing but it comes up with target box not valid,help please!!!!

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