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Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:16

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Hello everyone, especially to the very helpful moderators of this forum. I would like to know how to fix this problem.

I have installed the Sims 3 base game and all of the expansion packs (all are cracked) of the game. However, after installing the last two of it (Katy Perry Sweet Stuff and the Outdoor Living stuff), the error occurred. 

I think the problem is pertaining to the SKU in the registry editor. I am from the Philippines and I have listed PH as the "Country" and I am not sure what should be the SKU for all the expansion packs.

I have seen a similar post from before but it does not contain all of the expansion packs that I need in the Sims3.reg file.

Thank you very much in advance for answering my query. Happy simming everyone!

PS: You may ask why I have installed the SP06 and SP03 lastly.. - I was not able to download these two earlier so I installed the base game and the expansion packs that I have had then I installed SP06 and SP03..

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:19

Ok, here's what you do:
Open the registry, and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Sims
Delete all the folders that correspond to games that are not installed on your computer.
Then restart your game! Wink

 

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:24

Hi shamrock, I appreciate your quick response. I think that all of the folders in the registry editor are all installed though.. How do I know if an expansion pack is not installed?

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:27

Ok: Go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Electronic Arts\
Compare both, and delete in the registry all the ones that are not in Program Files.

 


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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:30

I have thoroughly checked my registry editor and the filepath (D:) of my Sims 3. All of the folders in the registry editor are installed in my game.

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:32

Is D: an external drive?
Did you install a Blackbox?

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:33

D: is only a separate driver for all of my games. Sorry for the confusion..

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:36

So external? If so, make sure it is the correct letter (same as when you installed).
 

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Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:38

It is an Internal Driver. Yes. the ExePath and Install Dir fields in the registry editor leads to D:

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:40

OK. And no Blackbox?
Oh, and did you recently install a Sims3Pack?
Go to Documents\Electronic Arts, and rename "The Sims 3" folder to "The Sims 3.old". Then restart your game.

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:42

I am still getting the same error message.. Crying or Very sad

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:43

Oh snap.
Then total uninstall is in order...
I could check your registry before though. If you're up for a Team Viewer meeting...

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:44

I have not installed any blackbox.

 //EDIT: Yes please. Please see my registry. How am I going to show these to you?

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:46

Install Team Viewer, then pm me your ID and password.

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Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 16:50

Okay shamrock, I will install the teamviewer first.. Thanks to your patience with me.

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Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 17:07

So what happened is hungryheart renamed some folders. And registry didn't change...
Fixed by Team Viewer.

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by hungryheart08 on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 17:11

Now it's working! Thank you very much shamrock! Hammertime 

Lessons Learnt: Be careful when changing the folder names where the EPs and SPs are installed. 

For now, I have one last question.. I lost my save game.. If I rename the folder The Sims 3.old back to The Sims 3, will it solve the problem?

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb). [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 17:12

Yes it will!
Problem solved, topic locked.

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