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NONAME99999


Joined: 07/04/11 09:48 PM
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i have recently bought the sims 3 with all latest expansion packs ... and i installed them + updated them as well

when i open the game ... an error comes and say error 0x039e8474 service initialization failed what can i do for this problem ?
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mshappy89


Joined: 07/22/11 11:25 AM
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I'm having the same problem.Downloaded all the recent patches too
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Battsknox


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Did you purchase off Steam? If so I have found the thread to help what ails you!
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/347629.page

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NONAME99999


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no actually ... i have bought it from a store in my country .... the game is middle east version
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mshappy89


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Mine isn't off steam either.
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NONAME99999


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mshappy89 wrote:Mine isn't off steam either.





EA should really release an update that can fix this problem for the purchased game
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Sgizzle09


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Its not a problem with the game but how the game was installed and there could be some registry errors..

The below link will explain why it happened and how to fix it:
http://www.personalcomputerfixes.com/general-errors/sims-3-0x03
9e8474-error-repair-tutorial-how-to-fix-this-error-for-good/


I havnt used that registry cleaner but I use the ccleaner which is also free and works perfectly.

Hope that helps!

Edit: for future use, this guide is step by step of all the things you should do before installing any new program including sims to your computer:
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/140582.page

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mshappy89


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I'm reinstalling atm
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mshappy89


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I uninstalled. Reinstalled. Then got the Capability error. Insalled the latest patch and now i'm back to square one arghhhhh
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