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Try installing Sims2 on my comp. Had the game a couple of years ago on my computer but uninstalled it. Computer is XP version. when I put the disk in a box comes up and says Eletronic Arts has encounted problem with autorun.exe and must close.

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  • teri1225 Nov 13, 2008

    Yes another error box came up, same one.

    Its really getting frustrating.

    Tks for helping.

  • teri1225 Nov 14, 2008

    well i have given up.

    i made 6 calls to EA.

    They gave me several different solutions, all didnt work.

    EA SAYS ITS MY COMPUTER, they even gave me the download of the sims 2, my computer wont accept it. Error message pops up.

    EA techs say it has to do with my firewall, or needed updates to windows xp or install shield.

    Thank u so much for ur cont support and ideas. u guys are great.

    I will miss Sims 2 very much. I just have to get another comp when I get rich,,, lol

    And with me being from the south and recovering from Hurricane Ike, it will be a while.

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Hi teri,

try this

  1. put the disk in
  2. let it do its thing and tell you autorun is broken
  3. open up "My Computer"
  4. right click on the driver the sims cd is in
  5. on the drop down menu select explore
  6. when the cd directory comes up find the setup file and double click it.
  7. have fun playing sims.
If there is another error after this please mention it and ill help you get through it.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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    Stellyx Nov 13, 2008

    There is one more thing to try and this one depends on how bad you want to play the game. I have fixed this problem before and what we ended up doing was refromatting the hard drive. I know its extreme but the SIMS game leaves little traces of itself in your computer that must be gotten rid of before you can reinstall.
    Why don't we just delete the files you ask? good question. you see there are literally thousands of little files that the uninstall does not get rid of and it would take a lot of time to do it that way.

    With my other client we reformatted and bingo it worked just fine. I love playing the sims and the sims online but their install programs are just horrible and invasive.

    Maybe this will help you a bit more.

    thanks in advance and please don't forget to rate us it helps me do a better job.

    stellyx


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