How to Fix Sims 4 Failed To Initialize Securom 25 Error
If you are trying to launch Sims 4 but encounter an error message that says "Securom failed to initialize", you are not alone. Many players have reported this issue and are looking for a solution. Fortunately, there are some possible fixes that you can try to get your game running again.
Securom is a copy protection software that is used by some games, including Sims 4. It is designed to prevent unauthorized copying and distribution of the game. However, sometimes it can cause problems and prevent the game from launching properly.
Here are some of the common causes of the Securom failed to initialize error:
Your graphic driver is outdated or incompatible.
Your antivirus or firewall is blocking the game or Securom.
Your game files are corrupted or missing.
Your Windows system files are damaged or inconsistent.
To fix the error, you can try the following methods:
Method 1: Update your graphic driver
A faulty or outdated graphic driver can cause various issues with your games, including the Securom error. To update your graphic driver, you can follow these steps[^1^]:
Click on start button and go to control panel on the right column.
Change the view by (from windows explorer) to large icons or small icons.
Double Click on Device Manager.
Expand Display Adapter, double click on the available entry.
Click the tab Driver, click Update Driver.
Note: You can also update your graphic driver from the manufacturer's website or use a third-party tool to automatically update it for you.
Method 2: Allow Sims 4 and Securom through your antivirus and firewall
Sometimes, your antivirus or firewall may mistakenly identify Sims 4 or Securom as a threat and block them from running. To prevent this, you need to add them as exceptions or allow them through your antivirus and firewall settings. The exact steps may vary depending on the software you are using, but here is an example for Windows Defender[^2^]:
Go to Windows Defender Security Center
Click Virus and Threat Protection
Click Virus and Threat Protection setting
Click manage controlled folder access
Click allow an app through controlled folder access.
Add an app
Go to C:// Program Files (x86) > Origin Games > The Sims4 > Game > Bin and add TS4_x64.exe (or TS4.exe if you are running 32-bit Windows)
Note: You may also need to disable your antivirus or firewall temporarily before launching Sims 4.
Method 3: Repair your game files
If your game files are corrupted or missing, it can cause the Securom error as well. To repair your game files, you can use the Origin client to verify and fix them. Here is how:
Open Origin and log in to your account.
Go to My Game Library and right-click on Sims 4.
Select Repair Game and wait for the process to complete.
Restart Origin and launch Sims 4 again.
Method 4: Run System File Checker
If your Windows system files are damaged or inconsistent, it can also affect the performance of your games and cause errors. To fix this, you can run a built-in tool called System File Checker (SFC) that can scan and repair any corrupted system files. Here is how:
Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
Wait for the scan to finish and restart your computer.
Note: If SFC finds any errors but cannot fix them, you may need to run another tool called DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) that can restore 061ffe29dd