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    invalid pointer in DllGetRegValueStr

    Please, could anyone tell me what that means.

    I´ve installed a legally downloaded version of Garbage Truck sim for my boy, the splash screen comes up ok with the company names, then this error:

    invalid pointer or handle in DllGetRegValueStr

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    It means you should keep your "pointer" in your pants!

    All joking aside, it sounds like there was a corruption in the registry entry for the game. Grab a regsweeper, uninstall the sim, run the sweeper, reboot and try it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    It means you should keep your "pointer" in your pants!

    All joking aside, it sounds like there was a corruption in the registry entry for the game. Grab a regsweeper, uninstall the sim, run the sweeper, reboot and try it again.
    My "pointer" IS valid

    I´ll try your suggestion, thanks for the speedy reply.

    Just had a thought (my wife is laughing...) Could it have something to do with

    Registry Editor HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion
    ProgramFilesDir and ProgramFilesDir x86. I changed them from C to E to keep programs from landing on my C drive.
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    Myk, got a link to a good regsweeper? When I google it I get something from Nikon?! and some talk about problems with regsweep.

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    The registry entry will only point to wherever you installed the Sim to mate, regardless of where you set the main install location (if diff from C:\)

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    I have to stand in awe of a man who will post up in public forum and say his wife is laughing at his pointer. Dude really
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiVizMan View Post
    I have to stand in awe of a man who will post up in public forum and say his wife is laughing at his pointer. Dude really
    lol, stuff is being taken out of contxt here it seems Proclaiming that I have a thought makes her laugh, and maybe the pointer too, always better than making her cry

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    Use CCleaner Ten
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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