There is an issue with some versions of Windows, in particular Windows 8, that produces an error that is the same or similar to this:
FAILED (draw map to screen) segmented violation
If this happens it means there is a problem with Strategic Command running in FULL SCREEN setting. To work around this problem make sure you are patched to the latest version and then to disable FULL SCREEN in the SETTINGS screen of the game. Usually that fixes the problem.