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Q: SIMS GAME quits and closes back to desktop!

I purchased a new system over a month ago. Before buying SimCity 3000 Unlimited, I had encountered no problems. Now, as I try running this game and The Sims, they quit and it jumps back to the Windows environment. What should I do? I believe that if I completely uninstall SimCity 3000 Unlimited, the computer will run better, but there really is no reason why it should be cutting off game play and jumping back to the Windows environment, anyway. I'm really purturbed. Please someone explain why it keeps doing that. Thank you.

- For the second time, ywill4ever in Detroit, MI

P.S. I haven't downloaded any additonal items for play in The Sims, either. I currently have Sims Vacation expansion pack.

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A: SIMS GAME quits and closes back to desktop!

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I have the Sims Double Deluxe (old, i know.) It was working fine for a few weeks but now it's not.

I put in the CD and start it, and it loads.. then suddenly stops, and returns me back to my windows desktop. I troubleshooted.

Closed down background programs, my drivers are updated.. etc. its all good

however it asks me to: adjust the Color palette option to 256 colors and the Desktop area to 640 by 480 pixels. If your driver lets you alter the viewport size separately, sometimes referred to as "virtual desktop", make sure it is also set to 640x480 or you may encounter problems.

I can't do that for some reason. I think my monitor is different.

But i've used the Sims successfully before, now all of a sudden it wont. Help!
 

A:My Sims Game Sends Me Back To Windows Desktop

hello? help
 

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i have purchases the sims 3 game through EA digital download everytime im on live mode 5 minutes in and it freezes and boots me off the game i added more memory rams even bought a 750 gb hard drive and still i havent been able to fix the problem can anyone please help! i have vista home basic 32 bit operating system my video card is intel 82945g express chipset family i've been told that i need to update my video card driver i just dont know where to go i went to intel's site and it doesnt recognize my video card..plz plz help me
 

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run i try to run cetain games like battlefield 2 and america's army the splash screens pop up then load then quit.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:25:22 AM, on 4/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wwSecure.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1134071411\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
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A:Game Quits to Desktop

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Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.


If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.



Show Hidden Files
Go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System files and Folders are showing / visible. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files option.



Downloads
Please download Cleanup! or use this Alternate Link if the main link does not work and install it. You will use this later.


Download Ewido Anti-Malware
Install Ewido Anti-Malware
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido

You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.
On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido.
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.



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First of all my System Information is below.

Here is my problem. I installed the Spongebob the movie game and that was fine. The intro plays. Right at the point where the game suppose to load it pauses for a few seconds. The load is 0% and the game shuts down and I'm back at my desktop screen. Game requirements: OS Win 98/ME/200/XP, CPU Speed 500 MHz or higher, Memory 128MB RAM or higher, Video Card: 16 MB RAM or higher , CD-ROM 8X, Sound 16-bit Sound Blaster Compatible, HD Space: 700 MB, Mouse. I followed the "b4 you post" suggestion and downloaded the latest Video card Driver if that is the same thing as a graphic controller. I downloaded current graphic controller 413.01.3196 from the Intel site. Test the game again, it does the same thing. Then I went to Sys. properties---driver manager--update device driver wizard--windows driver file search for the device (had spongboby CD rom game in computer) saw error mess" The file 'advolw9x.dll" on Disk 1 cannot be found Insert Disk 1 in the selected drive, and click ok" In the box highligted was "C;/Cabs" The only disk I have is quick restore (Disk 1 and 2) Does this mean to insert this?
One more thing, I also downloaded the latest Direct X 9.0 which is the latest edition from the spongebob CD rom.

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A:Spongebob the movie game goes back to desktop when trying to load

Well, the solution is fairly simple, but unfortunately, it's not going to be something you can just download.

Your current graphics controller only has 5MB of video RAM, but your game needs a graphics card with at least 16MB RAM. The only way to get past this is by buying a new video card and installing it. A graphics card with 16MB RAM will be pretty cheap by now, probably about $10-$15 shipped if you buy it online, if you have any stores that sell computer parts near you, you could probably pick one up cheap. Places like Best Buy and Circuit City would have them as well, but it would cost a lot more, and would be much more than what you need.

If you do decide to buy a new card, you'll also need to find out if you need a PCI or AGP video card. To do this, you need to open your case and look at the inside of your computer.

Once it's opened, there should be several white slots in the lower left part of the computer. These are PCI slots, and the big green circuit board is the motherboard. If there is a slot above the PCI slots that is a different color, and is set back a little further than the PCI slots, then you have an AGP slot, and you can buy an AGP video card. If it's not there, its OK, you just have to specify that you need a PCI video card.

If you have any more questions or need any more help, please ask! Good luck!
 

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i just reinstalled SIM theme park on my computer. Everything installed fine..i clicked play..everything loaded fine..but when it loaded 2 the screen where i actually start playing the game just quits on me..everything closes on the game.
 

A:Game Quits

Read and do everything in this thread, if nothing works, post your system specs using the dxdiag method in that link.
 

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For about a month now my computer has been having this issue where during fullscreen/borderless gaming my computer would black screen and send me back to the desk top. I have no idea what's going on, im about ready to chuck my 970 at a wall and buy a new card... i originally had overheating issues with the card hitting 75c but now with my new fan curve it barely goes above 60c in overwatch low settings for 144fps for a 144hz monitor.
MAIN ISSUE: Black screen crashing mid game, have to restart PC to use computer again.
PC specs: CPU: i7 2700k @ 3.50GHz
CPU Cooling Fan: CM Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB RAM @ 1600 mhz x4
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G1 750W
Hard Drive: 250GB Samsung 850 SSD
Afterburner Settings: http://imgur.com/BBUOLEc Afterburner Fan Curve http://imgur.com/mw9aQF7
 
Windows Reliability Monitor: http://imgur.com/6jLlnub
Technical Details: http://imgur.com/UB3BBYm
 
I did a fresh install on my GPU drivers, but the issue still persists, what could it be?

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For about a month now my computer has been having this issue where during fullscreen/borderless gaming my computer would black screen and send me back to the desk top. I have no idea what's going on, im about ready to chuck my 970 at a wall and buy a new card... i originally had overheating issues with the card hitting 75c but now with my new fan curve it barely goes above 60c in overwatch low settings for 144fps for a 144hz monitor.
MAIN ISSUE: Black screen crashing mid game, have to restart PC to use computer again.
PC specs: CPU: i7 2700k @ 3.50GHz
CPU Cooling Fan: CM Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB RAM @ 1600 mhz x4
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G1 750W
Hard Drive: 250GB Samsung 850 SSD
Afterburner Settings: http://imgur.com/BBUOLEc Afterburner Fan Curve http://imgur.com/mw9aQF7
 
Windows Reliability Monitor: http://imgur.com/6jLlnub
Technical Details: http://imgur.com/UB3BBYm
 
I did a fresh install on my GPU drivers, but the issue still persists, what could it be?

A:(970)GPU black screen crashing mid game sending me back to desktop. What's the i

 
For about a month now my computer has been having this issue where during fullscreen/borderless gaming my computer would black screen and send me back to the desk top. I have no idea what's going on, im about ready to chuck my 970 at a wall and buy a new card... i originally had overheating issues with the card hitting 75c but now with my new fan curve it barely goes above 60c in overwatch low settings for 144fps for a 144hz monitor.
MAIN ISSUE: Black screen crashing mid game, have to restart PC to use computer again.
PC specs: CPU: i7 2700k @ 3.50GHz
CPU Cooling Fan: CM Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB RAM @ 1600 mhz x4
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G1 750W
Hard Drive: 250GB Samsung 850 SSD
Afterburner Settings: http://imgur.com/BBUOLEc Afterburner Fan Curve http://imgur.com/mw9aQF7
 
Windows Reliability Monitor: http://imgur.com/6jLlnub
Technical Details: http://imgur.com/UB3BBYm
 
I did a fresh install on my GPU drivers, but the issue still persists, what could it be?
 
Hi,
Suspect to be a GPU hardware problem. You may want to have a stresstest for your GPU.
Try using Furmark.
Thanks.

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hi there,
i have had sims for a while and it used to play fine, just recently it will load till just before the city thing and then it goes back to desktop. at first i thought it was just the weather but i tried it everyday. also i have tried re-installing and it has made no difference.

help anyone?
 

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The problem is when I click on the game setup explorer.exe just quits. I go into task manager and end expolerer.exe process then restart it. Then i wait for 30-40 min and windows will ask my permision to run the exe. I choose yes and then nothing happens. This happens with fiesta, cabal, maginobi and a few other games.

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No idea why it happens, but the taskbar and icons vanish at one point or another and when I try to right click the desktop the menu doesn't pop up. In order to fix the problem I have to log off via the Windows Task Manager and log back on. I'm using XP Pro with SP2

Any ideas why this keeps happening?

Thanks.

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I know I have a ton of malware on my PC - Windows XP Home Edition. I have tried: SuperAntispyware and mbam but they quit before the scan finishes. I have tried to create log files using dds.scr and hijackthis, but again it quits after about 10 seconds. I also tried Dr. Web Cure.it
and it does express scan ok with no viruses found, but quits when try to do Complete scan.

I tried quitting everything from task manager that could be quit (I think). I have tried Safe Mode. I tried renaming mbam to random file name.

Also whenever I have explorer.exe running, it causes Internet Explorer to open by itself, so I disconnected my computer from the Internet.

Some of the malware I have been experiencing include: Coreguard family like Antivirus Pro, Windows Police Pro, Windows Security Center, Antivirus System Pro. I have been able to get rid of most of this manually, but not sure if everything gone.
Also, I had the malware where cmd.com, regedit.com etc files were created/hidden. I deleted these.

Before Superantispyware quits it said I have the following: rootkit.Agent/Gen-UACFake and Trojan.Dropper/Win-NV.

Please help.

A:Quits before can make log file/quits anti-spyware programs

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Windows 7 Pro 64
Self-Build.
Today it was working fine, then earlier this evening, I turned it on,

Then it Boots into Windows, I see the logo, then quickly after this, I see my Desktop, for two seconds, then nothing, the screen went black.
I next tried to RESTORE to an earlier point, but after it restarted, the same thing happened again.

This is all I need. Hopefully, it's a decent fix.
I'm on my iPod. Purer is off.
Thanks for any help.

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I'm running Spybot, Super Anti Spyware, Anti-Malware, Adaware & AVG, but I still got infected.XP Service Pack IIGateway GT4010Here's my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:11:48 PM, on 6/19/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\WIND... Read more

A:Explorer Unexpectedly Quits. Desktop Icons Gone

Hello again,

Please do not post in multiple forums. It wastes our time and can cause unnecessary confusion.

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I know there is other posts like this I've tried the solutions

its like me minimizing it

i know i dont give much info but thats normal...
i dont like speaking much.

specs:
fx 6300
rx550 2gb gddr5
16gb ram
does motherboard required eh i just say it gigabyte GA-d3sp i think
windows 10
it worked fine on windows 7...
 

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I'm running Spybot, Super Anti Spyware, Anti-Malware, Adaware & AVG, but I still got infected.

XP Service Pack II
Gateway GT4010

Here's my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:11:48 PM, on 6/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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Hello Everyone
My wife Judy would like to get the original Sims game and some of the add ons for our Daughter as a Christmas present. Before we do though we would like to know if anyone has had any conflicts with the software on WinME or does it play fine?
Thanks Dave
 

A:Sims game

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I was trying to install a game called The Sims on my computer, but it wont install properly, it performs an illegal operation, I have deleted the folder called The Sims, because I have had to return the game. I know I shouldn't have had deleted the folder, I have accidently deleted a file that was part of windows I think, is there another way to installt he game without formatting or overlaping windows 98 to windows 98?
 

A:The Sims Game

Give more info on how far into the install you got and what exactly is the error message? Is this an original disc or a copy of the game?

Also, why do you think you deleted a windows folder?
 

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I love my Sims game soo much. Lately whenever I have been trying to play I have trouble. Almost every time I go to the neighborhood screen the music starts to play weird before the screen comes up and then the screen shuts completely and I have to restart the computer b4 it comes bac up. This really gets annoying.
The times the neighborhood screen finally comes up I may start to play and get about 5 minutes before the screen freezes and a box pops up saying that there was an error and and the program crashed and must terminate.... something like that.

I have double deluxe and bon voyage. When I got bon voyage I joined sims 2 so I could download stuff from the exchange. I thought that since I downloaded things from there it may be the problem. I deleted plenty of items that would have probably been the problem but my game still won't work! I have been trying to fix it but I'm no computer whiz. I hope someone can help me. I miss my Sims game!!

 

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i bought a sims game called superstars and it don't autorun so i try myself and it only tells me that it found no sims on my computer and i have to reinstall it.but i don't understand what i need to do that cause i have the cd but it won't do nothing so i downloaded the sims online and it says to type the reginstration code and there are to meny nubers so it don't even work
 

A:i got a sims game and need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Sims: Superstars is an expansion pack for the original 'The Sims'. In order to play Superstars, you need to own a copy of 'The Sims'. From your post, it doesn't sound like you have a copy. Whenever you see the word 'expansion' written on a box, it means you need the original game as well in order to play it.

So to sum up, you need to buy 'The Sims' and install it first. Then install 'The Sims: Superstars' afterwards.

The Sim's Online is a different game, and not compatible with 'Superstars'.
 

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While trying to install a sims game from a cd-rom i keep getting an error message.
"DATA ERROR(cyclic redundancy check)"
Anyone got an ideas on what this means?
 

A:sims game

I'm not sure as to the exact meaning of the message, but I can think of two things you could try:

First, make sure the CD is nice and clean and scratch-free. If it still doesn't work, then I would try installing software from a completely different CD.

If it STILL doesn't work, you have a bad CD-ROM drive!

Most likely, there are some scratches or bad data on your CD. You might have to get the thing exchanged, if EA has such a policy (CD swap plus shipping, etc)
 

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Well firstly just as the game was getting really good some thing bad happened my sims are not moving the times not moving but the tv still moves and its not on pause mode. CAN ANY HELP PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:I need help for my sims 2 game

Hello,

Can you list your system specs for me please? I may be able to help you. Also, does this problem happen at a specific part in the game or randomly?

WB
 

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We have just bought a new computer with Vista as operating system. I have loaded my official copy of Sims 2, but when I try to play the game I get the message "You are running the wrong version of The Sims 2. Please run instead. Since I don't have any other version (appart from my expansion packs), I don't understand what has gone wrong.
Please can you help???
 

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Please help me find a cheap sims 2 game since I already have one but i'm missing disc 1. thank you
 

A:sims 2 game

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Sims-2-Sims...800825092QQcategoryZ80336QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Lots on Ebay.

Scorp
 

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OK, this is what's going on...

This particular game doesn't require much out of my machine. I've ran this game 5-6 times over just to see and it still ran smoothly, so I know for fact it has nothing to do with hardware (especially because I can still run much more graphically/processor intensive games). Just getting that out of the way.

I have played this game, unchanged, many-a-time pretty much every day, then one day it simply quits working. No update to the game (it does not update automatically), no change whatsoever. It'll just open and immediately close before any kind of content, color, or image is loaded. The whole process of me attempting to run the game and it closing takes less than a second.

I've tried spamming the game to see if maybe a 1 in 100 shot will randomly open it. This didn't work.

I have removed all my firewalls and antivirus, just for sake of testing purposes. This didn't work. Yes, I rebooted.

I have absolutely completely uninstalled the game, then reinstalled it. Rebooted, and it didn't work.

I have tried running as Administrator, or even just disabling the UAC altogether. Rebooted, and it didn't work.

It's an online game. Windows Firewall is disabled, all my ports are open, nothing is justifying what's going on here.

The two previous Firewalls/Antivirus I had were McAfee and Avast.

I am on Windows 7.
 

A:Game closes immediately after opening

What game and what are you exact PC specs (make and model if its a big brand name, or make and model of motherboard, cpu, gpu, ram, harddrive, power supply including wattage, optical drives etc.)?

At the moment, all you are saying is a random game doesn't work on a undefined machine ... thats not a lot to work with
 

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My computer starts to boot up, the processor quits for a few seconds, then restarts, this happens a few times on start up. I finally got on and have no problem at the moment. What could be causing this??
 

A:Solved: Processor quits, then restarts, then quits

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Hello everyone,
I recently bought the Sims Deluxe game. I have checked to make sure my computer reaches the requirements for the game and I have consulted with EA help to try to figure out my problem. I have defragmented, and cleaned my C:/ drive, I erased the temp files, I have disabled the background tasks and the furthest I got installing the game was 74%. Can anyone tell me the secret to installing this game? I almost want to go buy a new computer...

A:I cannot install my sims game

Any errors? Does it just freeze at 74%? If it just freezes, I would think there might be a problem with the disc and not with your PC.

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Hey my brother comes to me a lot to fix his computer, because he usually breaks it. But I am a standstill now. I can't seem to figure out why Sims 2 isn't finding the directx 9.0c adapters. I tried a update on the Sims 2 website, just in case. Nothing work.He uses a ATI FireGL V3100. I am stuck.

Also F.E.A.R's error is "Unable to initialize the renderer to a valid video mode."
Battlefield 2142 doesn't even load. It tries to kick up but then it stops, and crashes.
Please let me know something here.
Anyone????
 

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Okay, so it's been a few months or so since I last used my Sims 2 game.
Today, I was in the mood to play it, so I went on the computer and clicked on the Bon Voyage icon in my dock. (I have a mac.) And after clicking on it, the icon bounced up and down, (started to start up the game.) and then it stopped starting up.
So, I decided that I needed to install the game again.
I installed the game onto my hard drive, and when everything was set, I clicked on the icon in my dock, and found the same thing happen from before. So I tried again, and it still didn't work. Is there something wrong with my disk or what?
 

A:I Can't Install My Sims 2 Game.

check on here if you still have the right things to play the game
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest
 

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okay, so i had to uninstal my sims 2 game and now i want to reinstall it. nothing comes up when i try to put it in. What can i do??
 

A:my sims 2 game won't install :(

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Hello, I have the sims 3 and expansions wa/amb. my computer played world adv. exp. with absolutely no prob. then when i tried to install ambitions exp. the cursor dissapeared in-game. the buttons would highlight as if i had a cursor when i touched my mouse pad, but i could not visually see a cursor. so i decided to restore my computer to factory setting, it failed the first time and i had to troubleshoot and restore again after windows program was wiped out!! now after i restored the factory settings, the game, which by the way is only the base (the sims 3, no exp. packs installed) will shut off in the middle of first loading screen and cut my screen completely blank. and i have to start my computer over again....now after it miraculousely started again it has no cursor like before. idk what to do to fix either of these problems. any help would be appreciated, thanx. i just want to be able to play my game, im desperate for answers, i never had this problem before!!

Specs: compaq presario cq61 notebook pc
program: windows 7 home edition
Added:directx 11
Added:java updated
Sound Card:IDT HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO CODEC
Graphics Card:AMD M88OG with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
ACPIx64 BASED PC
Processor:AMD Athlon(tm) II DUAL CORE M300
Memory:219 GB/171 GB FREE OF LOCAL DISK SPACE (C
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I've been trying to install my Sims 2 game on my computer for a week now. It starts to install and ten it stops at 56%. I read some other problems and solutions on the internet, such as cleaning the disk and that it may not work if it is to scratched up. I tried it but it still wouldn't work. My computer is a Dell desktop operating on Windows XP. I decided to try it on my dads computer. He has a Acer operating on Windows Vista. When I installed on his computer it installed compleltly with no problems. So I've ruled out any problems with the game itself. I've tried the copy and paste method to install it manually but it won't copy the files past the second folder. I really want to play my game and this is getting frusterated. I really don't have twenty dollars to but a new game and I don't think thats it's the CD anyway. So does anyone know anyway to fix this problem?
 

A:Sims 2 game not working. Help!

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I've played sims before and I get soo addicted so it's really bothering me that my sims 2 game won't install. I just got a brand new computer for christmas so I don't think its that my computer is too old or anything and I have all the requirements. But anyways.. I put disc one in and it starts installing.. it only gets to 1% and then it stops and stays there for like 15 minutes, then a message pops up saying:
A problem occured when trying to transfer the file 'TSData\Res\Sims3D\sims08.package' Do you want to retry to copy the file or cancel the installation?

I retried a couple of times but it did the same thing over and over so I finally gave up. I'm not very computer smart so I have no idea what to do.. could anyone help me please? and fast.. im dying to try this game out! thank you!!
 

A:My Sims 2 Game Won't Install! Please help..

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We have a Sims 2 game for DS. Whenever we went to our pockets, the game freezes and I had to end up making a new person. So far, I am almost done with the game. What is the problem with the game? (My brothers always put their DS games in their pockets and then the games would sometimes end up in the washing machine and the stickers would peel off...)
 

A:Problem with Sims 2 DS game

so im guessing no other games do this?
 

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I start the game, then 1 min later the screen goes blank. I have to hard reboot to fix the issue. My computer exceeds the requirements to play the game. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

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Windows xp with ati Radeon x300 se 128 Mb and DirectX 9.0- Premium 4

Things i have tried are going to task mgr and ending owners Processes for more space. i also tried lowering the game performance levels to low and reinstalling the game. I have also change the resolution; plus check the CD and the computer (new) for problems.
When i am playing the game maybe 10 to 15 mins into the game it freezes and the sound keeps playing. It does not slow down and I have no problems starting the game. A few times i have played the game for one hour but that is rare.

Is their any hope or should i just sell the game and move on.
 

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I had logged off of my Sims 2 game, after saving it and everything, then a few hours later came back on. Now my newborn is missing, my toddler (who just turned into a child) still looks like a baby (just taller), and then the 2nd oldest child still looks like a toddler in a child body. How do I get my Sims to look like how they are suppose to be????
 

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Okay, So I've got a new Dell Dimension 3000 desktop computer w/ Windows XP and I tried to install the original The Sims game on my computer. After I click install, a few seconds later a message comes up saying something like:"file not suitable for MS DOS and Microsoft Windows applications, choose close to terminate the application." I've visited the support website that tells me that I am probably missing the autoexec.nt, command.com or config.nt on my computer and it gives me directions. I followed EVERY direction up until I got to the part about a %SYSTEMROOT/system32 folder. I can't seem to find that folder anywhere. Everytime I try to expand the command.com file it says something like: "can't open input file" or "no destination specified" I've tried every instruction and or direction to try and fix the problem, but everytime I try to install the game it tells me the same thing. What could I possibly be doing wrong? Does Windows XP not support The Sims game at all? ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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A:The Sims Game trouble. HELP PLEASE!!!!!

system root would be C:\windows
 

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When I first got the "Sims 3" game every time I tried to play it, it would crash. Later I learned that I didn't have enough RAM and that I needed to upgrade my graphics card. I took my computer to a shop and got another gigabyte of RAM and I bought a better graphics card. Then I went to "systemrequirementslab.com" and it says that I now meet and exceed all of the requirements for the game. But every time I play, the game closes about 5 minutes into gameplay. An error box would pop up saying that an error had occurred and that the game needed to close. I made sure that my drivers and my game was up to date. I tried lowering all of the game settings and putting the game in window mode, but it still crashed. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game twice. I even turned off my Norton anit-virus program, because some people said that the program might cause conflict with the game, but that didn't work either.

Here are some of my computer specs:
- System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 3)
- Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
- CPU speed: 3.08GHz
- RAM: 1023.4 MB (around 2GB)
- Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
- 98.3 GB of space left on my computer

If somebody can PLEASE help me, I would really appreciate it.
 

A:my sims 3 game keeps crashing

I hate to have to tell you this but a lot of people are having the same problem. If you haven't yet you might want to go to the Sims 3 Community Forum. There are a lot of people there offering solutions to problems like yours. In fact EA/Maxis has released a patch but you can only get it by using the EA Download Manager. Sorry I couldn't be more help but hopefully you will find it at the Sims 3 Forum.
 

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There is a reoccurring problem that I am having in my game; it crashes. However, it only does this when my Sim is riding a horse. I am not certain when this happened, nor do I know for a fact if it first occurred with the installation of the new patch. I am, however, almost certain that this is when the problem occurred.

The first time I noticed the problem was yesterday. I had finished making a very nice farm house and stall for my sim and her horse. My game had been running a bit slow, so I cleared out my Cache and ran the game. When my sim went for a ride on the horse, it ran extremely fast. The best way I can describe it is it ran as though it were in the fastest speed (speed 4), but the game was in normal speed. My sim then rode the horse to the racing stable to enter it into a race. When she tried to enter the horse into the race the game froze.

I had been playing the game for a couple of house, building the house and setting everything up, and I had not saved the game. When I restarted the game, I rebuilt the farm house and tried it again. The game continued to crash at the horse race in Appaloosa Plains. Today, after a good night's sleep, I decided not to build the house, but the just let the horse and rider run, and quite possibly enter into the race. This time I did not enter the horse into the race, but instead I had the horse to buck the rider. Just as the horse began to back up, the game froze. This must be note that each time the horse appeared to be run... Read more

A:The Sims 3, Game Crashing.

Report this to EA. Also try checking if you really got the latest drivers. Only download drivers from their website. Your system is fine, it could run The Sims 3, might experience some logging, but the crash is pretty strange. Also try updating the game through the Sims game launcher. Hope this helps!
 

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Ok so basically I've had the sims 2 installed on my computer for a while now and it had been running perfectly but all of a sudden the game just resets itself! All the families I made are gone, the default families in the neigborhood have gone back to how they were at the start of the game and the family bin is empty. Every time I try to enter the game it takes longer to load as if I just installed it.
I didn't download anything dodgy and I am certain that my game was updated with the latest patchesfor my Free Time expansion pack so I'm not sure what could have caused this issue.
The weird thing is that in the sims 2 folder on my computer everything is the way it was before. All my cc, pictures, videos, characters - everything is fine. I really don't know what's happening but if someone could help me get my game back I would really appreciate it.
 

A:Sims 2 Game Has Reset Itself. Please Help!

I have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that my sims are still in the game. I was able to find them using TwoJeffs Sim Blender > Teleport > Summon.
The bad news is that everything about my sims has been deleted. Their relationships, aspirations, memories, personalities, family trees and attractions are all gone.
Does anyone know how I can possibly get them back?
 

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Hi all, I'm having problems playing sims. I 'll be playing and all of a sudden the screen will go blue and say something like not compatable with riptide etc....I have no idea what to do to fix this. Happens more now since i have sims living in large. I tryed going to the sims site for help. but haven't been able to find out anything....... thanks for any help
 

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Hi! I finally got both of my computers completely working. Go figure, the brand new one that wouldn't work had a bad memory card and no matter how many times I told the guy at Nanosystems that was it, of course it was the last thing they checked. Anyway, now I want to get my current Sims 1 game off of one computer and onto the other computer. What I need to know is if there is any way to back up the game in progress and transfer it, or do I just have to reinstall all my Sims disks and start the game all over again? Thanks much!
Melissa
 

A:Backing up Sims 1 game?

.. not sure how big it would be, but I guess you could copy your user files and saves to a cd and transfer them..

You will need to install the game, as that's really the only way the computer will open/play it right..

You will probably need to copy the neighborhoods too..
 

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i know this is a new game. but if anybody has a clue i'd appreciate any help. i have a hewlett packard pent 3 computer. ok it loads the game but as soon as i go to go downtown or click on any house it throws me out of the game into the desktop plus it changes my fonts into larger letters and takes away my taskbar. i did what they said make sure nothing in background is running tryed changing from 32 to 16 bit. moved the hardware accelerator to basic nothing makes a difference. thanks for any help
 

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I had the same problem with Living Large crashing to the desktop and solved it by uninstalling and reinstalling. Have you tried that with Hot Date? Check out the official Sims site for info on game crashing too and you can go to Sims Watch newsgroup on yahoo. They usually have some helpful ideas in the FAQ and from the various subscribers. If you've been downloading user objects, skins,etc. into your Sims games before this, they can also be causing the problem. Do you have File Cop? You can get it on the Sims site and use it to check those files that you've downloaded. Some things running in the background like anti-virus programs can also cause the game to crash or hang. When I play, I usually just shut off everything else until I'm finished playing. Hope this helps.
 

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my screen goes blank when i start playing rigs of rods (not when its loading) and i cant figure out what the problem is, overheating, hardware malfunction. it dos'nt have a fan the video card is a nVidia gforce fx 5200 the computer works fine unless i'm trying to play games. I did install a chassis fan to prevent overheating
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Windows Xp Home edition S.P 3 version 2002
Quote"Killing someone is murder after that it's just stastics" joseph stalin
 

A:Video card "quits" when playing a game (Rigs of rods)

Get more ram and upgrade your graphics card.
 

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IE closes as soon as i click on a java game link. it worked perfectly fine yetserday. any help plz?
 

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