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Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)

Post by dunkfunk on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 11:11

hello! I have the Sims 3 base game and various stuff and expansion packs. after the recent update, it had told me I needed to insert the disk, I then followed the instructions of the ultimate fix. it however then gives me an error of 'Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)' I would attempt to uninstall and reinstall everything, however, my Sims 3 base game cannot be uninstalled and gives me some error notification of Error Code:    -5005 : 0x80070002. 

I'm using a Windows 8 PC.

HELP PLEASE.  Help  thank you!

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)

Post by Kwasek0 on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 15:33


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Post by dunkfunk on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 16:59

I have done the ultimate fix. didn't work.

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Post by Kwasek0 on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 17:11

Maybe you instaled it wrong or you have not needed expansion?

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)

Post by dunkfunk on Tue 11 Feb 2014, 04:58

ahahah. maybe? but what I need is a way to fix it?

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Re: Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 12 Feb 2014, 22:26

@dunkfunk wrote:ahahah. maybe? but what I need is a way to fix it?


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Hello,

At first, go to My Documents/Electronic Arts and rename the folder "The Sims 3", into anything you like; but just change the name of that folder.

After that, have another look at this topic here and (re-) do the steps from #2 to #4: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

Please follow thses steps as precisely as possible. Good luck !

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