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#1 16 years ago

Hi there - I was hoping somone may be able to help me with an error I am getting everytime I try to install the any sims expansions packs . First it goes to install and the window pops up and says "Hot Date preparing for setup " , it does this no matter which cd is in whether it is Hot Date or any of the others from living large to superstar . Then the error comes about half way through the setup to install and says

Error # 0x80040705 Description : String accessed out of bounds Setup will now terminate

I have uninstalled The Sims and reinstalled and then tried to add expansions several times and this happens every time . I have even used the sims eraser to clean the registry, and start the proccess over , always with the same result . Does any one know what this means or how to fix it ? Please Help ! I miss my game :( Thanks ~ Neener


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#2 16 years ago

Are you using Windows XP? If so have you tried going to the Setup.exe file on the CD-ROM and right click it. Go to Properties and then Compatibility tab. Change it to Windows 98/ME?