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Why does my Sims 2 game take forever to start?

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I recently purchased a new desktop and loaded all of my Sims 2 games on there. I started out with Double Deluxe. Even without expansion packs it takes about 5-10 minutes to start up the game after hitting play on the autoplay screen. Game play is fine, graphics are fine, speed is fine. It just takes forever to load! Any ideas why?

Also... the Seasons expansion pack does NOT want to work. I have installed them in order and played all in compatibility mode. When Seasons is installed the start up screen comes up almost instantly (like it should) but the game will not load properly and I have to ALT+TAB my way out of the Sims 2 to read an error screen saying it crashed and will now terminate.

Any Sims 2 techies have any ideas what is going on???

Here are my specs:

Processor: AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon(tm) HD graphics 2.2Ghz
RAM: 8GB
64 bit OS
1 TB hard drive space
Windows 7 operating system google.gif
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How long does it take for other games to load, also windows on start up? It could be that your HDD is dying. Other than that, try re-installing the game/windows.
 
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Dell Vostro 3300
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.8GHz 1.28v 24/7 MSI P67A-GD55 PowerColor Radeon 7870 PCS+ 1350/1550MHz 24/7 Crucial 12GB 8-8-8-22 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 2.5" RAID 0 (1000GB) LG DVD-RW DL Dwood Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S23A700D 120Hz Microsoft Sidewinder X4 OCZ ModXStreamPro 700 Watt Corsiar 400R 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAT 3 Wooden Desk On-board 7.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.9Ghz Trigem Cupertino Geforce 2 MX400 @ 185MHZ 512MB DDR @ 133MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40Gb @ 17Mb/s 2x DVD Burner Windows XP Home Edition x86 16" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
OEM 300 Watt OEM OEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
520m 2.4GHz Dell 05JR09 310m (GT218m) 4Gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500Gb Win7 Prof 64BIT 13.3" 90Watt Power adapter. 4 Cell Battery 
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