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Game won't uninstall after system restore

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#1 ticoh99


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:45 AM

My daughter lost a Sims 3 Seasons expansion pack disk so I uninstalled this disk properly in Control Panel/Uninstall a Program (Windows7). A few days later I was getting some unrelated glitches & pop-ups that I couldn't get rid of and decided easiest way to do system restore. This put the game back into my system but not by installing it properly. I uninstalled all the games associated and tried to re-install the entire game but now nothing works and I get a popup saying No Disk. I have removed the entire file manually and still the entire game won't work at all. The Sims 3 Seasons still shows in Control Panel/Uninstall a Program, however the icon is associated has been altered from an actual install to what looks like a basic file icon. Is there any help??

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#2 ticoh99

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

I have come to discover, after many hours, the above noted issue was the game itself and not related to it improperly being uninstalled. It seems that no matter what order you install the Sims3 EPs in, the program itself reads only the most current. Prior, it would read the game in the order you installed them in. This does not seem to be the case now. Seeing as the Sim3 Seasons was the most current game 'we' installed, the game would not read anything but this disk. Installing the latest EP would have probably solved most of the problem. I removed all the registry keys associated and started at the beginning, which is where I came to discover the problem. The only remaining problem is: a ghost file still sits in my Add/Remove programs, however it does not seem to be of issue at this time. Just thought I would post this in case others experience the same difficulties. Thanks....

#3 boopme


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

You could try downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware  free.

Use the FileASSASSIN under More Tools

1.Start FileASSASSIN and select a file by dragging it onto the text area or select it using the (...) button.
2.Select a removal method from the list.
3.Click Execute and the removal process will commence.

Warning: Please use caution with FileASSASSIN as deleting critical system files may cause system errors.

In other words be sure to click on the correct file to remove.

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