The sims 2 and my laptop don't seem to be compatible.
I bought this blue gateway after being reasurred by Best Buy represenitives that this laptop would be more than powerful enough to run the sims 2. however, i installed the sims 2 and all of my expansion packs and found that the game simply will not run without crashing. To help solve the problem, I uninstalled all the sims 2 games and then tried to reinstall the sims 2 on my laptop, but instead of it going smoothly i recieved the saddest excuse for an error message: a dialog box displaing 'the sims 2' and an x mark beneath it.
I went to a website [Can You Run It?] and was dissapointed to see that my computer met all the requirements for the sims 2 to run smoothly! and yet it doesn't. I am very distressed now.
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Wow, why not just make sure you have access to an Operating System Disc that is the same as your operating system. Then periodically copy your My Documents folder to a USB Flash Drive or to an external drive for backup purposes. Most times those Recovery Discs don't work. The only good recovery that works most times is when the manufacturer burns the partition on the hard drive.
Go to your nearest gateway service and buy for dvdrom drive because your dvdrom drive is a disposable electronic device. In case there is no compatible dvdrom drive to your laptop buy a usb dvdrom drive external. Have a nice day.
The reality is, Best Buy will only swap parts. there are other vendors on the internet that will replace discrete components. Google for "laptop power jack replacement" to find options. it takes decent skills to do this kind of repair, so research well.
It sure seems to be a motherboard issue. I will advise you to buy a new MBD. And to your relief, the data on harddrives will be "nil" affected by the motherboard change.
There might be an easier and cheap solution to the problem, but the area to be audited to find the solution is large with no guarentee that we will find a viable solution. Motherboard replacement will be an instant solution..
If you own a dell laptop, but a complete cover warranty that will include a free motherboard replacement and warranty for 1 more year..
A bad network card can be the issue here, if you're SURE that you've gotten the right drivers from gateway and followed their instructions then I'd try getting a USB network adapter or PCMCIA card. For that laptop, almost anything should work as long as it's compatable with your operating system, but it's always best to buy at a computer shop and see if they'll let you try it and make sure that it's compatable with your computer before buying.
What is your operating system. ALSO most laptops do not support high graphic games like this (yes the sims is considered high graphics) You need to check minumum requirements on the box. If you have a Vista PC make sure the game is VISTA compatible.... some games even pc compatible sate that they will/may not work with laptops.... unfortunatly you can NOT change the graphic card on a laptop because it is saudered on the motherboard.
There are two different memory modules for that series.You can determine which you need by the chipset for you machine.If you have a Via VN800 Chipset You need the 1024MB-DDR333, 333MHz, PC2700, 200p SODIMM, 2.5v. If you have the NVIDIA nForce 410 Chipset The you need the 1024MB-533MHz DDR2-533 PC2-4200, 200p SODIMM, 1.8v Hope this clears up your problem