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1. Make sure the disk is upright and not scratched. Seperation of the layers inside the disk can cause it to be damaged (freezing). Try another disk to see if it is a problem with your drive.
2. If your drive is fine and the disk does not have a printable surface (dull white) you can clean the disk with lukewarm water and a drop of Dawn (non-greasy dish liquid). Dry with lint free cloth (not paper towel=wood chips). Do not rub in circular motions, only side to side across the disk.
3. Check Device Manager to see if the CD is complaining. If so, document, delete and allow Windows to try reinstalling (restart computer). If not download driver for CD drive (you documented it right?)
4. If all else fails, and you can't read any cd replace the drive.
Auto run as turned off, navigate to your drives (usually in the My Computer icon) and check for your disc drive (usually Drive D:). If it is showing a disc then you can right-click and open to see the contents or double click for an auto-play.
If you open up the drives and don't see a CD ROM drive then it might have gotten dropped some how. In this case you will want to go to the device manager and check to see if the CD ROM drive is listed and if it needs some fixing.
Start the computer, insert the SIMS game CD again,
wait untill the game start up,
- now, shut down the game while the CD is in the drive.
plz let me know if you get your problem solved.
In order for your computer to download the games first make sure there is enough memory on your computer. Then when you put in the disc for the game go up to "my computer" this will allow you to access the cd drive which should allow you to download the games. If this doesn't work you can contact me at - Ninjam0nkey18@aim.com -
This is a big problem with a lot of games and their copyguard schemes. The game doesn't like the CD drive that you are using, usually. Their is also a host of other factors that can cause this. You can contact the game manufacture but they usually don't succeed in a fix. I have had a game do this on almost identical systems. Works on one but not the other.
the solution on the cd disc is to remove the cd out then uninstall the all games installed in this cd drive replace cd drive when it comes to uninstalling sim delux is goto where saved games in sim deluxe and save folder to a different location then uninstall then re-install with new cd drive and hunt net for nc patches for games that work if this still doesn't work time for re-install windows from scratch if you have a spare hard drive use it to copy all game saves to it then redo windows and all drivers then all games then place saves back into place where they came from.