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Windows 7: Sims 3 has stopped working.

17 Aug 2011   #11
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Uninstall and get rid of all registry files related to the game. I've done it before and it has worked flawlessly. Of course your case might be different, just a suggestion.

My Evo sent this on its own.


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17 Aug 2011   #12
calskin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Here's a dump from the analyzer.


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17 Aug 2011   #13
calskin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Just a thought, do you have any Store Items? EA created Content? That can cause issues too.
No, no store items.
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17 Aug 2011   #14
calskin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
Uninstall and get rid of all registry files related to the game. I've done it before and it has worked flawlessly. Of course your case might be different, just a suggestion.

My Evo sent this on its own.
I can give that a try. I'm hoping that's a last resort if there's no other quick ideas.
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17 Aug 2011   #15
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

At least one crash was DEP related.

Another was from XP?

A patch issue... or something. It was looking for the wrong executable.

I would actually follow vierasnipers advice and use Revo to uninstall, to clear the registry keys. (Sims leaves loads and loads behind when you uninstall) Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
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17 Aug 2011   #16
calskin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Okay, I'm reinstalling now. I'll test and let you know, but that might be tomorrow.

Thanks for your help.
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17 Aug 2011   #17
calskin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well, after removing everything, and reinstalling, I'm very surprised to say this may be resolved, but it's still too early to tell.

I just created 4 sims, and customized them for about 30 min and then I'm in game now ready to play. I've saved my progress too.

This is the farthest I've made it, so this reinstall and scanning the registry may have solved the issue.

I'll report back.
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18 Aug 2011   #18
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calskin View Post
Well, after removing everything, and reinstalling, I'm very surprised to say this may be resolved, but it's still too early to tell.

I just created 4 sims, and customized them for about 30 min and then I'm in game now ready to play. I've saved my progress too.

This is the farthest I've made it, so this reinstall and scanning the registry may have solved the issue.

I'll report back.
Good, Good. A clean like that always fixed it for me. Glad its all working. Anything pops up, we're here.
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18 Aug 2011   #19
calskin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I spoke too soon.

I played for about and hour and a half. I restarted my computer for whatever reason, and then started sims and updated it. When I started playing again, it crashed after about 5 minutes.

I don't know what's going on now. It says in the dump that it's a DEP problem, but I've changed the settings in DEP. I have all the executables in the program files folders including the patches included in DEP exceptions.

I'm thinking that another clean install will work again, however, I don't see the point of a game that you can't update ever. Not trying to be whiny, I actually do want to fix this.


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18 Aug 2011   #20
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

How are you updating it? have you done all sequential updates?
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