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|3rd May 2006, 04:54 AM||Can't launch the Sims 2 #1|
Ok I have 2 problems here...
I uninstalled all my expansion pack, but then, when I was about to uninstall the base game, I had this message " You have more expansions packs installed. You need to uninstall them before uninstalling the Sims 2"
But I DON'T...I mean, I uninstalled every pack..I guess there must have been something in the registry, but I couldn't find anything...So, stupid me, I just deleted the folders....
So, I reinstalled the game without a problem...
But now, it won't start! I have this message :
The Sims 2 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
So I said, Ok, I'll uninstall it again! But then arrrrrrgh! I have this message again : " You have more expansions packs installed. You need to uninstall them before uninstalling the Sims 2"
I'm an IT Technician, yet, this is totally freaking me out..I don't have a clue about what's going on...
Could someone help me? Thank you so much in advance, you guys are super cool!
EDIT: Ok, I have figured out the expansion pack thing. I forgot about the holiday party pack..I found a key in the registry..But even after another re-install, I get the same "Application has to close" error....
|3rd May 2006, 10:00 AM||#2|
Uninstall everything, delete all Sims2 folders (both in Program files and in your my documents folder) and check the registry keys again. Then reinstall.
|3rd May 2006, 06:40 PM||#3|
Ok, I uninstalled it, but when I looked for the keys, they weren't there...and there was no EA GAMES folder...I wonder if this is a problem...
I wonder if there is a key for holiday pack?
Anyways I'll try to reinstall now...
EDIT : Still doesn't work..I even tried to install it on another drive...I'm really mad right now
|3rd May 2006, 10:14 PM||#4|
No, that's okay- if there are no reg keys or folders it means that the uninstaller has removed them as is desirable. You should be okay to install now. Yes there is a key for the Family Fun Stuff pack; that should be removed by the installer, so that's why you can't see it either!
Are you getting an error message now?
|3rd May 2006, 11:07 PM||#5|
Yes, I'm still getting it, but thanks anyways, I'll just format my hard disk and reinstall windows. Thank you so much for your support though!
|3rd May 2006, 11:35 PM||#6|
Well, I would suggest trying a registry clean up and disc clean up before reinstalling the OS, I'm a lazy technician and have a definite aversion to the Windows music you get when you install!
|4th May 2006, 05:55 AM||#7|
Hmm thanks, but it's too late, I reinstalled everything. But now, it runs SOOOO SMOOTHLY, I love it! I never had such a great performance with the game before!
Thanks for your support anyways!
|4th May 2006, 05:34 PM||#8|
Nice work, glad you got it sorted!