Hi phbeckham and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
With which game is this problem occurring?
I had a similar problem with Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 in XP, and had to start the game by double-clicking on the .exe file. Which is of course a work-around, rather than a fix, but the game ran no problem after I started it.
Do you know which .exe file starts your game? If not, perhaps someone else here will know if you tell us what game this is.
Edited by Al1000, 23 July 2015 - 02:20 PM.