The Sims NEED HELP PLZ!!! -1 reply

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#1 15 years ago

I took the sims and unleashed and vacation off my pc and now i put it just the sims back on and it installs fine but when i go to play it it doesnt go into the game, the cd drive just does whirrs a bit then stops. I have tried usin the file cop and it doesnt work and i tried the sims eraser then installing it but to no avail. I also tried installing vacation and unleashed onto it but it still doesnt work. It used to ask for administrator rights and i followed EA's way of fixing that by copying secdrv.sys and that stopped the message but the game still doesnt work. I also had the problem where it says it is not suitable for running MS DOS and Windows applications and i fixed that as well using the support.microsoft solution of copying config.nt and all that to the system root. Please HElP!!




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#2 15 years ago

Have you tried installing any other games besides Sims games?




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#3 15 years ago

yeah battlefield worked and so did need for speed underground its only the sims im having trouble with




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#4 15 years ago

Do you have a virus scanner on your computer? Those things screw around with your games.




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#5 15 years ago

yeah i tried that now and i go to play and the cd drive whirrs up then it just stops. I had the problem with the sims when it asks for administrator rights and also a problem when it says that a certain system file is not suitable for ms dos or windows applicatoins. I fixed both of these using microsofts fixes but maybe that has caused it to crash? I dont get why its only the sims with the problem. Yeah i had to replace config.nt and autoexec.nt and command.com. And to fix the admin rights thing i had to copy the secdrv.sys file from the game cd to the system folder. This stopped the message of admin rights but it doesnt work! help me plz my sisters are goin nuts wantin to play the sims lol thanks for your help