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Sims 2 And Virtual Memory

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#1 suzeybq


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:57 AM

I am having a heck of a time (actually my daughter is) with Sims 2 and the computer shutting down.
I have defragged, I have run a couple of different file cleaner programs, and still the computer keeps on closing down. I think I have a virtual memory problem, and somehow I can't find a way to actually clean it up. I guess I have 2 guestions... how do I know for a fact my virtual memory is as free as possible, and second could this have to do with background programs that are running that don't need to be running, how do I get them to not run... ie I have a bunch of programs that start up when the computer starts up that don't need to... how do I stop that.
Help...............I am getting really frustrated with both the computer and my child.

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#2 franktiii


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:48 PM

There are few things in the computer world more frustrating than a program that refuses to run, except maybe having a child trying to use a program that refuses to run.

Background processes generally aren't a problem, but it would help if you could tell us a little more about the computer: processor, ram, hard drive, os, etc. Also, when you do ctrl-alt-del, go to task manager and look at the processes tab, how much cpu utilization is showing and what are some of the more resource intensive processes running?

Now for the big question, do you have up to date antivirus and antispyware software? If so have you run a thorough scan on the system? If you have some little malware program running, that would cause problems.

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