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Post by alicebartolomeo on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 15:43

Hello!
Sorry if the topic already exists, I looked for it but couldn't find anywhere.
I've installed all the games4thewolrd the sims4 available game, expansion, stuff pack and patches at the moment (Thank you, BTW!!) and followed all the instructions on the link provided (shut off the antivirus, followed the correct order,..) but when I click on the.exe file this error message comes up.

Unable to start:

The sims 4 is already running

and then a lot of letters inside the parethensys []


I checked and of course it is not running. I used your games before (until get together expansion or something) and they worked. Someone possibly knows what went wrong now?

Thank you

Adding: I also tried the thing about the folder security changed to everyone but it didn't work

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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Tarac on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 16:45

Sometimes starting the Sims 4 takes rather long and people are tempted to click on the startfile again.
Switch off the computer, re-boot again and start the Sims 4 and have patience.
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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Loonieloose on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 17:35

Or check in task master if it is running somewhere and then close it

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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by alicebartolomeo on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 18:13

@Loonieloose wrote:Or check in task master if it is running somewhere and then close it

It's not running anywhere


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@Tarac wrote:Sometimes starting the Sims 4 takes rather long and people are tempted to click on the startfile again.
Switch off the computer, re-boot again and start the Sims 4 and have patience.

I tried this as well, but even when the computer was just shut of and re-booted it does the same thing Sad

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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 19:24

@Loonieloose wrote:Or check in task master if it is running somewhere and then close it


Taskmaster?? Very Happy




That sounds almost like me (of course that's just a joke; I know you meant to say "task manager").  What a Face

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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Loonieloose on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 21:05

Task manager.

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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Tarac on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 10:47

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:
@Loonieloose wrote:Or check in task master if it is running somewhere and then close it


Taskmaster?? Very Happy




That sounds almost like me (of course that's just a joke; I know you meant to say "task manager").  What a Face
I presume @Loonieloose had to translate from another language.
I often have the same problem explaining items from Dutch Windows expressions
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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Loonieloose on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 19:02

Nopes, I just was a bit inattentive. Not thinking what I wrote. I know it's taskmanager
I make spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes and maybe express myself in a complicated way, but that error was my own stupidity. My apologies. At least you had some fun! Smile

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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Juju_J on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 18:45

HAs anyone got a clue on how to solve this because I've tried to uninstall a million times, and tried to run it on a fresh install of everything but it is not working.
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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Tarac on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 19:04

Re-start your computer and try again - be patient and do not start the Sims 4 twice
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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Loonieloose on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 18:50

and in TASK MANAGER go way down in the list. I once found the Origin icon way down the list, almost at the end. Smile

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Re: Unable to start: The sims 4 is already running

Post by Tarac on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 19:18

@Loonieloose wrote:and in TASK MANAGER go way down in the list. I once found the Origin icon way down the list, almost at the end. Smile
When you click in Task Manager on Name, it's either sorted in normal alphabetical order A to Z or when you click again Z to A.
Look at background processes
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