Hello everyone, I have been searching online for two days now for some situation that is similar to mine. No such luck. I have read threads from people who have crashing problems, but none are quite the same as mine, or the solutions will not work. So here is my dilemma: I have Sims 2, Sims 2 Nightlife, Sims 2 Pets, and Sims 2 Glamour Stuff installed in that order. Yesterday, I tried to install Sims 2 University and it was a success! However, after the installation I clicked "launch" and it comes up with the title screen of Sims 2 University, before disappearing and nothing happens. This sort of thing is under the Sims 2 University Technical Support, but none if their solutions has worked for me. I assume this sort of problem should be titled under "Copy Protection Crash". I have turned off all background programs, including antivirus and spyware sweeper, etc. It still does not work. I do not have anything in my downloads folder that may be interfering with the gameplay. Also, this is NOT a copied/burned CD. It is brand new, fresh out of the box and freshly installed (I have uninstalled and reinstalled a few times, none of which were successful. My game works once I uninstall TS2U.) In addition, I ran disk clean up and defrag and the game STILL does not work. My CD is not scratched or anything; it is brand new. My drive letter is valid, and is currently running under E (the lowest possible). I only have one drive (I have a Sony Vaio laptop). Well, that's my problem. I tried deleting the Groups.cache and the Accessory.cache under my Sims 2 folder because I had read somewhere that that could be causing some sort of problem. Well, that's not it. It simply doesn't do anything after the title screen. You can hear the disk spin while pulling up the title screen, but then it disappears and the drive slows down and stops. URGH ASROWEWRHERUHWIURH. Hahaha. There is my frustration. I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem with TS2U crashing back to desktop after the title screen??? PLEASE HELP. (I will try uninstalling everything tomorrow and reinstalling the expansion packs in order. Maybe that has something to do with it?) Thanks!!!