The sims 2 pop-up menus disappear

Dell INSPIRON 1501
March 19, 2009 at 07:32:02
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi there,

I have a dell inspiron 1501 and am having some problems with the sims 2 game. It seems when I click to give a command to one of my sims the pie menu that pops up disappears within a second and I do not have time to give any kind of command. The game worked fine for a loooong time and it occurred randomly one day. I have looked around and none of the options I have found seem to work. So hopefully someone here has a better solution or can at least give me a step-by-step solution. A lot of websites state the problem but do not tell me how to go about fixing it in a way that I can follow.

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April 13, 2009 at 16:15:15
I have the same laptop, and I had the same problem as you.

If it isn't fixed for you now, you should also notice that when you try and Alt-Tab, it closes before you can choose the program you want to go to. Also when you try and log in to some online games, it types the = sign every second.

This is a BIOS issue with the Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. To fix it, you need to update to the current BIOS version. As well as this, you should shutdown the laptop, unplug it from the back, take the battery out and hold down the power button for about 3 seconds, 3 times. Also unplug the power box from the lead that goes to the computer (you know, the plug in the wall goes to the adapter box)

Put everything back together, and the problem should be gone, and you'll be able to play the Sims 2 in peace.

The BIOS update also addresses the issue some users get where the computer crashes to a stripy screen. I got that a few times as well before updating.

I hope this helps you and anyone else with this problem.

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