I have tried four copies of this infernal game and it won't install either, yet my nephews PC takes it no problem. I have been informed it is because of a sound driver problem?????? Makes no sense though.Apart from him having a P4 500 and I have an Athlon XP 3200 we have the same sound & Graphics cards.Also I found this on Actiontrip site.
Here's what Actiontrip had to say:
Sims 2 Blocked by CD Copying Software
HA! You gotta love EA, man! The company says The Sims 2 will refuse to run if you have Nero, CloneCD or Roxio's EasyCD installed on the same PC. They offer a patch to bypass this , but that really doesn't help their rep any.
I'm pretty sure though I have Nero on the same PC that I played The Sims 2 on. Go figure. Maybe The Sims 2 can spot if you're using Nero for "good" or for "evil." Maybe it can tell superheroes from supervillains?