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3rd Mar 2012, 05:09 AM
My graphics card has no problem and everything is updated and newest. When i startup my game, i get nothing but the sound and my mouse. Everything is starting up properly but the screen is still black. Had tried re-installing a lot of time but still no help. Read many post but none is related to my problem. Please help me!
3rd Mar 2012, 05:13 AM
Photo of the black screen mentioned. Please help me!
3rd Mar 2012, 06:25 AM
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Sims 3 - Game Problems
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Game Help:Sims 3 Game Problem
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And we need to see specs to confirm drivers are updated.
You've also done the Game Problem FAQ and test load the game with new User files (step#3)? Same result?
Is this the first time playing Sims 3 on this machine?
What is your base game version? Game Help:Patch_Table
Did it crash after getting that black screen or it just froze there and become unresponsive? There are also other things you can try with this checklist: Game_Help:Sims 3 Crashing Checklist. Please answer ALL those questions when you next post.
12th Mar 2012, 09:58 AM
I've done the checklist, discovered no problems, so i went back to what changed between tonight and last night? And started removing windows updates.
TADA: Reliability Update 1 for the .NET Framework 4 (2533523) removed and Sims suddenly started running with a screen again.
:!: :!: :!: PLEASE NOTE THAT SKIPPING WINDOWS UPDATES SHOULD BE DONE WITH GREAT CAUTION AT YOUR OWN RISK :!: :!: :!:
[Edit: Security updates aren't dependent after all, my mistake.]
13th Mar 2012, 04:31 AM
That's not the cause. It is installed in mine and I don't have this black screen and sound issue.
I would caution anyone against this "The Sky is falling" mentality when troubleshooting - verify verify verify!!!
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