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Post by jewellz on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 11:40

I have been trying for the past 2 days to fix this and short of doing a factory rest on my PC I don't know what else to do. First I was getting the 0x024e424f error, than after uninstalling the base game and reinstalling, then doing the fix and patch from here I started getting the 0x039e8474 error. I have done 4 system restores, I have used the CCleaner to clean my registry, I have tried the ultimate fix and patch 3 times. I updated my windows, my framework thingy, and my origin, removed all the folders and files from my documents/EA/The Sims 3 folder, I removed all my mods and CC and tried starting fresh. NOTHING is working and I swear I am at my wits end. Everything was working fine 2 days ago and then I noticed my game was getting kind of laggy so I opened her up and dusted it out. Then I uninstalled a few worlds that I knew were causing serious lag and uninstalled a few programs on my PC that I wasn't using anymore and restarted my computer. After trying to start up the game, I got errors. I have the base game disc( I bought it) and Uni Life, Sweet treats, seasons and showtime on origin, all the other EPs and SPs are torrented copies (mainly from G4TW)
So, let me give you guys my info and HOPEFULLY someone here can help me
I have all the EPs and SPs. I am patched to the latest 1.50 patch. My OS is Windows 8 (and I HATE it)
AMD FX 4100 Quad Core Processor
8.00 RAM
64-bit OS

Windows 8


ManufacturerGigabyte Technology Co.,
Total amount of system
8.00 GB RAM
System type64-bit operating system
Number of processor

Total size of hard
931 GB
Disk partition (C:)815 GB Free (931 GB Total)
Media drive (D:)CD/DVD

Display adapter typeAMD Radeon HD 6670
Total available graphics
4854 MB
Dedicated graphics
1024 MB
Dedicated system
0 MB
Shared system
3830 MB
Display adapter driver
Primary monitor
DirectX versionDirectX 11 or

Network AdapterQualcomm Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit
Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)


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Re: service initialization failed errors

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 13:33


Try uninstalling and reinstalling the base game. Don't forget to restart your pc. And redo the patch and the crack.

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