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Windows 7: error code: 5006 0x8000ffff by uninstall the sims 3

08 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
error code: 5006 0x8000ffff by uninstall the sims 3

if i try to uninstall the sims 3 (with the add remove program) I get the error code 5006 0x8000ffff i know thad you can find a lot about it on this forum but non of the selusions work for me i did (i think this made it worse) go to the install place ant deleted all the files (it's still on my computer according to the list of programs) i also searcht with the search tool true my hole computer ant deleted it but its still in my computer can anyone help my?


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08 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, if you deleted the program files, along with the actual uninstaller application, then you probably can't uninstall it. You can, however, remove the program from the add/remove listing. It's probably easier to try and reinstall Sims 3 and then try to remove it again.
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08 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I would suggest trying to reinstall it, then uninstall it again from Program and Features in Control Panel. Sometimes that's the only thing that seems to work.

Rats, typed too slow!
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08 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Well, if you deleted the program files, along with the actual uninstaller application, then you probably can't uninstall it. You can, however, remove the program from the add/remove listing. It's probably easier to try and reinstall Sims 3 and then try to remove it again.
yes i try'd ant i got error code: 5006 0x8000ffff
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08 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I would suggest trying to reinstall it, then uninstall it again from Program and Features in Control Panel. Sometimes that's the only thing that seems to work.

Rats, typed too slow!
how to reinstall if i cant delete it?
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08 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You said you've tried a lot of different things. Can you list what you've tried, so we don't repeat things over and over?

In the meantime: Do you have a retail CD or did you download the game? If you downloaded it, maybe it's corrupted? Can you download it again and try to reinstall? Have you tried using the Revo Uninstaller?
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09 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

if try deleting some files i forget what it was but i did it because it helpt someone on this forum he didn't have the error code anymore after trying to delete it i put it back i renamed some files to the same name but i put OLD beyond it it didn't work if i try to install the game it sad i heave to delete it because its already on my computer i did try Revo Uninstaller it gave the same error code i tryd deleting everything with sims 3 in the name didn't work.

if my spelling is incorrect or suddenly i am not respawnding for hours its because i'm dutch
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09 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Apparently that's a runtime error, caused by registry corruption. I have 2 supposed fixes, one is to delete the folder-Program Files(x86)\Common files\Installshield\Proffesional
Reboot the file will be recreated and the problem should have gone. I have never done this so research and use at your own discretion.

OR

Go to Microsoft and use their Fix it tool which might miss it, but CCCleaner won't. The registry cleaner would be the main one in this case.

Hope this helps.
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09 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

the 1st thing i try'd didn't work so i put it back ant option 2 the fix it tool didn't do anything for me ant CCCleaner dos thad do the same thing as RegGenie/? because i have it ant it didn't work?

ant also i want to thank you all for trying to help
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09 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Still thinking about it, I need to do more research rather than rely on what I already knew from experience. Keep watching I'm off to bed now, back in about 9 hours, hopefully with more suggestions.
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