Battlefield 2 won't start

Hi, this should not be in this forum but i don’t know where to put it. my friend has Battlefield 2 and he installed it with the original discs and when he plays, the startup screen comes and then it goes away and he can’t play it.

can anyone help him or move me to the correct forum?

First thing would be to uninstall and reinstall. Just in case.
Next patch it to the lastest version.
Update graphical drivers to latest version.

If not then it looks like something is interfearing. Could be a copy program like CloneCD, GameJackal, etc that the game is programmed to not work with. Could be something else entirly.

No error messages at all?