|- Check the HDD with Mfg's HDD test utility. Run FULL HDD diags test with the HDD manufactures diagnostics tool via a bootable floppy or CD: Western Digital - DataLifeGuard, Maxtor/Seagate - SeaTools (Seagate bought Maxtor), Fujistsu - FJDT, Hitachi – HDFT (Hitachi Drive Fitness tester), Samsung HUTIL, Toshiba (doesn’t have a HDD utility - SeaTools or HDFT may work though). |
XP Home w/ SP2? SP2 is out of support, update to SP3.
- Make sure you have current, up to date Antivirus.
- 504 Mb of RAM? That may be underpowered for a SIM game.
- Check for newer Realtek Audio Driver as well as SIM game patches & updates.
Just another stupid saying...