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Unable to Start Game: Error Code 317

by abbyshay136

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Unable to Start Game: Error Code 317

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I deleted my Sims 3 Icon and it's place in my computers folders because I thought that meant it would uninstall it? But not I want to reinstall it and whenever I put in the DVD "Unable to Start Game, Error Code 317" pops up. How do I fully uninstall Sims 3 and reinstall it? I got rid of EA Download Manager also but I have Origin now.

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Re: Unable to Start Game: Error Code 317


Try a clean reinstall following the instructions here: and here: where it says Delete game installers

Manually delete everything if above method does not work:

Make sure everything Sims is gone from your computer before reinstalling

If the game still shows in your Uninstaller Menu afterwards, you can use CCleaner to get rid of those.

Happy Gaming


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