Display Driver igfx Problem after playing Sims

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Just when I am in the hype of playing The Sims, I am so annoyed when suddenly after loading the game, my screen went black. It will go back again on the screen, but I am just annoyed. Then, once I am done with my game, the error pops up. I am using a Vista Operating System, 2GB RAM. At first, I tried to uninstall and reinstall the game. However, this does not fix the issue. Also, I tried to put down the screen resolution 800 x 600, but no luck. I am focusing on the game itself as this does not happen to my other games. Is it on my display driver now and not really on The Sims?

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Answered By 5 points N/A #112328

Display Driver igfx Problem after playing Sims

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Hi Sandy Angles,

Hmmm… About these issue, most reason why there's a pop up message about "display driver error", it is because your display driver needs to update. Maybe it is not compatible to your games or if you don't have video card, better for you to buy. Then here's some solutions for you to fix your problem, you can do any of the following of solutions below. I hope that with this, will resolve your problem.

Solution 1
Have you've been scan your driver? Scanning drivers at device manager will look for the uninstalled drivers on your system. Follow these steps:
First – Press the Windows key, -> and on the My Computer kindly right-click to select Manage.
Second – Go to the Device Manager, -> then press Tab key once..
Third – Now click the Action tab , -> and select scan for hardware changes. Then it will scanning your drivers. After doing the steps, you my restart your computer.

Solution 2
"Set the color quality for low quality"
By setting the color quality, follow these steps:
First – On your desktop, right-click then select properties.
Second – select the Settings tab, -> then under the Color quality, scroll it down and select Medium (16 bit)
Third – Select Apply then OK button. And refresh the desktop by pressing (F5) key.
Then you may try now to play The sims 🙂

Solution 3
Do the task of updating your display adapters. How to do it? Follow these steps:
First – Press the Windows key, -> and on the My Computer kindly right-click to select Manage.
Second – Go to the Device Manager, -> then press Tab key once..
Third – Go to the Display adapters and click the (+) sign to expand the display adapters.
Fourth – Right-click the driver under the display adapters, -> then right click to select Update driver. It will search for the newly updates for your display driver. Then refresh your desktop, press (F5) key.

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Solution 4
Update your Monitor too.. It is also same way at the Solution 4.. But i will give you the steps so you can easily do it. Follow these steps:
First – Press the Windows key, -> and on the My Computer kindly right-click to select Manage.
Second – Go to the Device Manager, -> then press Tab key once..
Third – Go to the Monitors and click the (+) sign to expand the display adapters.
Fourth – Right-click the Plug and Play monitor -> then right click to select Update driver. Wait for a minute while updating the driver
Fifth – After updating the driver kindly restart your computer to refresh the updates. Then try now to play The sims. Hope that you can play not The sims without any problem.

–Radvele Sam–

Answered By 588035 points N/A #314592

Display Driver igfx Problem after playing Sims

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If you are playing “The Sims” on your computer and you have Microsoft Windows Vista, first, check that your computer meets the requirements. The classic “The Sims” or “The Sims Deluxe Edition” supports Windows 98, Windows Millennium, and Windows XP. Windows 2000 and Windows NT are not supported.

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It requires 233 MHz or faster Intel Pentium II or equivalent AMD Athlon processor, 64 MB RAM, Microsoft DirectX 7.0-compatible 16-bit high color video card with 2 MB video RAM, sound card, and 1.4 GB free space. Now, since you are using Windows Vista, try running the game in compatibility mode. Right-click “The Sims” and select “Properties”.

In the “Properties” window, go to “Compatibility” tab then check “Run this program in compatibility mode for”. Select “Microsoft Windows XP” or any of the supported operating systems from the dropdown list and click “OK”. Try running the game and see if it works. If this doesn’t work, try updating your video card driver then see if it works.

You can download an updated version of the driver from the video card manufacturer’s website.

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