Crashing during Game Load Error 0xc0000005

AOE II is crashing during the initial load after a fresh install from CDs. OS is Win10, 8GB RAM, AMD A6-4400M Dual-Core 2.7GHz. Does not have compatibility mode enabled and am running it is the administrator. I cycled through all of the options on the compatibility mode tab without success.

Faulting application name: age2_x1.Exe, version: 0.7.25.614, time stamp: 0x39660360
Faulting module name: age2_x1.Exe, version: 0.7.25.614, time stamp: 0x39660360
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000e414
Faulting process id: 0x1b38
Faulting application start time: 0x01d68db837bac41b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\Age2_X1\age2_x1.Exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\Age2_X1\age2_x1.Exe
Report Id: f2874fcb-b44c-4f5e-beb4-efc40ad5fe0c
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Hi @DonaldWayne1976 !

If you are attempting to play the CD version of the game on newer versions of Windows, I would highly recommend using the UserPatch.
It is the gold standard in fixing bugs and allowing the game to be played on modern operating systems with modern screen resolutions.

The website I linked has the download you need, and the instructions that tell you how to install it.

Hope this helps!

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Hi @SlyfoxLegend !

Resolved the issue! Thank you for the recommendation and your time.

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