You can spend countless hours trying to figure out how to repair your Blue Screen error but wouldn't it save time to have an automatic program do it? If you triple-checked everything with extreme care Now you can enjoy the game again! Problem When starting the launcher, I get the error message: There was an error during startup. Make sure to delete all the leftover keys from games you don't have installed! The procedures necessary to correct Windows errors differ from one case to another. Game content and materials copyright Electronic Arts Inc. Alternatively you can look in the Uninstall or change a program list, found via the Control Panel or via Computer. In fact, these are the leftover Registry keys we told you about earlier.
This site is not endorsed by or affiliated with Electronic Arts, or its licensors. Admin edit: I'm glad it works now. Use the Patch Downloader for patching to prevent. There are a number of tihngs to try, but rather than go into them all here, I'll point to my troubleshooting guide, below, with a few recommendations. Frustrated, I looked online for answers and found nothing that helped. Therefore we have to remove these leftovers in order to fix the game. Even after I reboot the computer.
I did but am having a tough time getting it to someone who understands the problem and is willing to contact someone who can do something about it. Do not add mods or sims3packs until your launcher has updated your game. Virus Damage Once your computer has been infected with a virus, it's no longer the same. Leave that one as it is. We use white lists together with black lists to better detect what should and should not reside in your operating system. The tool is powerful enough to find malicious items that are hidden on the computer. How to fix Startup Error Sims 3? Please help Edit: I also read somewhere that this might be happening because of the update installing improperly, so I reinstalled again and instead of using the launcher I downloaded a manual patch update and let it do its thing for around 2 hours and I still get the error! Now, for example, let's say I don't have Ambitions currently installed.
With regular use, Reimage will constantly refresh your operating system which will keep your computer running at its best. Check the values ExePath and Install Dir. Don't use the Launcher for update - it's well known as troublemaker - use PatchDownloader or manually execute the Superpatch; 5. This can be caused by a lot of things, including moving the installed game folders to another location, or renaming any of the folders. A while after that, somewhere begin April 2012, we decided to create a YouTube fix video so we could help even more people with this annoying error. Reimage is a fast, easy and safe solution to fixing Blue Screens and all other Windows errors.
I'll solve the problem for you via TeamViewer. We have the Forum sections dedicated to Support purposes, for a reason. So I didn't reply to this for a long time, but I did find a solution! It seems the uninstall process did not remove info about Sims 3 expansion packs from the registry. I'm not sure what the issue with Pets is. Your game should be working fine now! After Reimage has finished it's repair your computer should be fixed.
I've uninstalled all my Sim games. As you can conclude from both above screenshots, we currently have the following three The Sims 3 games installed: The Sims 3 base game, The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff and The Sims 3 Into the Future. Unfortunetely, the solutions provided did not work, though I may try them again in time. Steam should patch itself just fine. Or it only started to lag when I installed Showtime. I however, do not want to manually uninstall the sims 3.
Granted, I have only opened the launcher, but there is no error message and I've managed to update the game. If you see me in that list Registered users: , just join the chatbox. It was working completely fine before the patch. To make the game run smoothly, which it had been working extremely well. There are different ways to check this.
If you don't have anti-virus software already, you can download the program from MacAfee, or use free scan to diagnose malware. So, first do the usual steps: 1. I will if I need to though. You cannot mix Steam and Origin. You've already removed the virus. Your favorite programs crash frequently, your registry entries are a mess and even your wallpaper is mysteriously missing. It just refuses to start the launcher properly? This will remove all leftover keys and I'll be able to play again.
Please see the Log for more details. Choose a location and name for the file; this will be your backup registry file. After removing it with your anti-virus software, you're often left with lingering side-effects. I also uninstalled cc magic and all the mods from the game before I did all that said stuff with steam and s3. Cookies are little text files, that are permanently or temporarily saved when visiting this site. Either way, you shouldn't have to buy everything again just to not use the Steam version - if everything is registered to the same account at , you then own Origin copies of everything and should be able to download and install using Origin. I just want to play my game and this error is making it impossible to! Thank you very much for sharing! Since we have no leftover keys, everything will look as it should.
Left unchecked, your system will become increasingly unstable, run more slowly and crash more frequently. I have gone through process on deleting them properly, but the problem still persists. This will start the installation procedure. Make sure to triple-check all the values, because one tiny difference — even a space too much — can and will cause the error to pop-up again. Up until the recent deal on Sims 3 + Pets, I played the Sims on a friend's account on the same computer. What about the damage caused to your system? It uninstalled it in a flash.