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[CURRENT ISSUE] Game won't Open says "already Running"

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[CURRENT ISSUE] Game won't Open says "already Running"

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My sims game wont even open or load since I updated the Nov 2020 patch. 

I removed all Mods and CC in a back up folder - Mods folder is completely empty and updated my game. 

I tired to open my game from origin and I get an error saying my game is already running - but its not. I am on a gaming laptop computer. 

I have tried to follow some other suggestions I found -repaired the game 5 x still wont open. re started my computer multiple times and still it wont open. 

 

See attached error. 

 

*edit*

Checked task manager - nothing is running but origin.

 

 

 

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Re: Nov 2020 Patch Issues - Game won't Open says "already Running"

Hero
Please all try the suggestions given here:

https://sims4.crinrict.com/eng/2015/08/game-already-running/

Usually it's a permission thing.

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Re: Nov 2020 Patch Issues - Game won't Open says "already Running"

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@angie_sara Do you know how to open task manager? Try seeing if the game is actually running in it. IF it is, you may have to force shut it off before trying to play sims 4 again. I understand your not playing the game, but maybe somehow it thinks it is.
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Re: Nov 2020 Patch Issues - Game won't Open says "already Running"

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@dimon6579 Yeah, I have tried that as well with task manager. its not running.
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Re: Nov 2020 Patch Issues - Game won't Open says "already Running"

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@angie_sara Sorry not sure how to help you with this. It was about the only thing i can think of doing. I hope you get your issue resolved. In the meantime, i have my own issues with the current patch crashing my game often after 30 minutes of play.
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@dimon6579 No problem Standard smile thank you so much for trying! I really appreciate it <3 Hopefully we both can figure our issues out.
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Having the same issue

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Re: Nov 2020 Patch Issues - Game won't Open says "already Running"

Hero
Please all try the suggestions given here:

https://sims4.crinrict.com/eng/2015/08/game-already-running/

Usually it's a permission thing.

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Re: Nov 2020 Patch Issues - Game won't Open says "already Running"

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@crinrict Thank you! I had to change the permissions and I was able to get my game working again! Much appreciated Standard smile
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My game keeps getting an error code that the game is already running. I repaired that game and reset it. Still not working

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@VividRains Moved your post over to the thread on that issue

Could you try the suggestiosn in the solution post

Happy Gaming
Crin

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