There are various causes to this error but the most common ones are:
- graphic card is not powerful enough to support new technologies used in the game
- not enough RAM
- drivers are not updated to the latest vesion.
The system requirements for this game are as follows:
CPU: 1,6 GHz
RAM: 512 MB of RAM
VGA: ATI Radeon 8500 or GeForce3 class gfx card (or better recomended)
DX: DirectX 9.0 or higher
OS: Windows XP/Vista
HDD: 2 GB Hard Disk Space
Sound: 16-bit DirectX 9 compatible sound card
Recommended peripheral: Keyboard, Mouse
Try to update the drivers for your components then the game will run normally.