Very important to read this first and print off OK so I had this problem where my .exe decided to stop working, so I set to working on a solution. This worked for me so give it a try ok. This is step by step. 1. Back-up and save your saved game data that can be found in: C:/user/yourname/my documents/my games/FormulaOne2011/savegame 2. Totally uninstall the game and clear any mods that you have put in. I know this is a pain in the butt, but if you want the game working you need to do this. 3. Restart the computer for a fresh boot. 4. Unplug any game wheels or controllers that you use for the game. 5. Do a clean Install of F1 2011, WITHOUT PATCHING YET 6. Back-up and save the original database.bin and the flow.bin from this fresh install. found in. C:/program file (x86)/F1 2011/database/databse.bin & C:/program file (x86)/F1 2011/system/flow.bin 7. Apply the 1.1 patch, wait till game loads then exit game and the apply 1.2 patch and restart you computer. 8. Paste a copy of your saved game, (Just the Auto save part of it) in the folder. C:/user/yourname/my documents/my games/FormulaOne2011/savegame. This will replace the new autosave. Make sure that it is the only file in the savegame folder. 9. Run the game to check that this is now working with your saved game. If for some reason it fails then replace the database.bin and flow.bin with the ones from (6) above, and test again. 10. Apply your mods 1 at a time and test each time. Back-up your original stuff first. 11. After you have tested the game and your ready to play, restart your computer and plug-in your controller. 12. I cannot be held responsible for your game not working if any of the above actions do not work for you.There may be a different problem with why you game still wont work, this is a fix that worked for me to go past the .exe? 13. I have now installed on mine..... ACE AI Mod 1.2,HD Helmets,Trailer TV Real laps, Paddock wall poster in trailer of pit babe,HD driver suites...Ferrari,HRT,Lotus,Marussia,Mclaren,Sauber,Williams and Caterham, I have also replaced the start sting and attract videos with my own, and finally David croft sky addon. My game now runs and starts as it should, I have my saved game, 100% races. This is how Im playing mine as I would rather play the 2011 season until the right tracks come out for Bahrain and Texas for 2012. I had to install my game 6 times, working on this fix for me. So I can only hope this works first time for you all? Thanks for your time reading this.