Sims 2 suddenly stopped loading

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by boxers54, Nov 22, 2007.

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    boxers54 Guest

    Ive been playing the Sims 2 and 6 expansion packs since May on my Vista 32
    bit. Suddenly about a week ago it stopped loading, the disc drive runs for
    about 30 seconds with the lights blinking and then stops. its not the disc
    drive as music and movies still play. And Ive tried uninstalling all games
    and reinstalling and while the games install and allow me to play if I launch
    program after installing, if I go to play later, it doesnt load. One weird
    thing i see when uninstalling that Ive never seen before is when I uninstall
    each disc I get "Cant get string id 48". It lets me unistall, but Ive never
    seen that before. And yes I have removed all my custom downloaded stuff and
    the only thing Ive upload during the last week, was that last big Windows
    update, but I was already having that problem before that. Any help to get
    these loading again would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
    boxers54, Nov 22, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    The first thing I'd do is try using System Restore to undo any changes made
    to the system in the last week. It's possible and update or something
    you've installed has conflicted with the Sims.

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    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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    Paul Smith, Nov 23, 2007
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Might have to do some registry cleaning. I'd go to http://support.ea.com and
    fill out a problem ticket, or call their support line for assistance. They
    can usually walk you through the problem, or maybe someone here will chime
    up with something eventually. Could be your save files are messed up. If you
    rename your Sims 2 Saved Games folder to something like Sims 2 Saved
    Games.bak does the game startup correctly?

    (Note, it takes a long time to copy the default save files from all
    expansions so if you do this the game will pause for a while at the first
    Sims 2 screen before going into the "reticulating splines" stuff.

    -A.
     
    Andy [YaYa], Nov 29, 2007
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