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Sims 2 problem, need trouble shooting ideas. tia!

Discussion in 'Games' started by azjeji, Apr 15, 2007.

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  1. azjeji

    azjeji Thread Starter

    Apr 15, 2007

    Ever since I started downloading custom content to my Sims 2 game (no EPs), my game will unexpectedly quit at the most inoppurtune times. It just shuts down and takes me back to my desktop screen. When I check the event manager, I see the following under INFORMATION for the time it crashed:

    .NET Runtime Optimization Service (clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32) - Completed all work. Shutting down.

    It also says the following under ERROR:

    The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: 7.

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *******************
    So far I have:

    I have the cleanpack installer, and have removed any highlighted items.

    I have updated all of my drivers and graphics card.

    I have updated .net and the other programs you have to have to run custom content.

    I have run disk clean up.

    I have run Sims update.

    The following is my system info:

    System Information
    Time of this report: 4/15/2007, 06:20:53
    Machine name: ROCKSTAR
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
    System Model: DF253A-ABA A250N
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/08/03 22:15:37 Ver: 08.00.08
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 512MB RAM
    Page File: 345MB used, 904MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    DxDiag Notes
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    Display Devices
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0181&SUBSYS_91701462&REV_A2
    Display Memory: 64.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: hp f1503 Flat Panel Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1024,768
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4523 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/28/2003 14:19:00, 3902603 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 7/28/2003 14:19:00, 1341339 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-42C1-11CF-7966-7AB103C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0181
    SubSys ID: 0x91701462
    Revision ID: 0x00A2
    Revision ID: 0x00A2
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D

    If anyone can suggest some trouble shooting ideas, I would be so grateful!!
  2. Simulated


    Sep 14, 2006
    sounds like there is an object you may have downloaded that isn't compatible with your Sims 2 game. Like an object that is really for one of the expansions.
    Or it could be a corrupt file.
    Try removing all your custom content then run the game, if no problems then it's one of your downloads.

    To find the download that is causing problems, you have to add the downloads back into the game one at a time until you find what is causing your game to crash. I hope this helps.
  3. azjeji

    azjeji Thread Starter

    Apr 15, 2007
    I was hoping I would not have to do that since I have so many downloads! But thank you, I had not thought of removing everything and seeing if that fixed it...LOL I appreciate your suggestion, I'm going to try it right now.
  4. Simulated


    Sep 14, 2006
    Well to make things a little easier. You can sort your downloads by "date modified" and only remove the most recent ones to before the problem. then add them back 1-2 at a time until you find the bad download.
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