GTA IV wont start.

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#1 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -

Hey Everyone, I'm sure you know a lot of people have this proble, but basically I installed GTA IV (disc version) and it wont run, so I reinstalled it and it still wont run?!

Help please?

Thanks,

#2 Posted by Mr_Ditters (1908 posts) -

Hey Everyone, I'm sure you know a lot of people have this proble, but basically I installed GTA IV (disc version) and it wont run, so I reinstalled it and it still wont run?!

Help please?

Thanks,

Gabez_R

I got mine from amazon dd. In order to get it to install, I had to install in xp sp3 compatibility mode. But in order to run the game I had to run it in windows 7 mode. GTA4 is the most difficult game to get working on the PC, but it is possible.

#3 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gabez_R"]

Hey Everyone, I'm sure you know a lot of people have this proble, but basically I installed GTA IV (disc version) and it wont run, so I reinstalled it and it still wont run?!

Help please?

Thanks,

Mr_Ditters

I got mine from amazon dd. In order to get it to install, I had to install in xp sp3 compatibility mode. But in order to run the game I had to run it in windows 7 mode. GTA4 is the most difficult game to get working on the PC, but it is possible.

Sorry to sound like an idiot, but how do I do that?
#4 Posted by Chris_53 (5124 posts) -
Must be something wrong with your system. Game works fine for me. What are your specs ?
#5 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
Must be something wrong with your system. Game works fine for me. What are your specs ?Chris_53
I've seen a lot of people on the webz with this problem but no real fix. Anyways Windows 7 Enterprise 64, i5 2500k, 8GB ram... etc (check sig)
#6 Posted by Marfoo (5994 posts) -
Have you applied the latest patch from Rockstar's website? Also, I had a similar issue once, turns out a driver update fixed my problem, but looks like you're on Nvidia so the chances of it being the same issue are slim.
#7 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
Have you applied the latest patch from Rockstar's website? Also, I had a similar issue once, turns out a driver update fixed my problem, but looks like you're on Nvidia so the chances of it being the same issue are slim.Marfoo
I applied the patch, and that if anything made it worse!
#8 Posted by KABCOOL (1147 posts) -

Do you have 1.0.4.0 or 1.0.7.0 ?

#9 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -

Do you have 1.0.4.0 or 1.0.7.0 ?

KABCOOL
The latter, to elaborate, I run the game. The drive spins. The mouse has a loading icon, a command prompt runs and then dissapears.
#10 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
?????
#11 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Hmm, doesn't sound like the same issue, but just in case you should get it working on XP compatibility mode. There's instructions online, but most of them deal with the steam version, though if you just cut out the parts dealing with Steam I guess that could work for you.

#12 Posted by Silicel1 (2342 posts) -
Try tu run as admin.
#13 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
?????

Hmm, doesn't sound like the same issue, but just in case you should get it working on XP compatibility mode. There's instructions online, but most of them deal with the steam version, though if you just cut out the parts dealing with Steam I guess that could work for you.

SPYDER0416
Yeah, I'll try run it in XP compatibility mode. Thanks :) oh and btw your sig is funny! @Silicel1 tried that a hundred times.
#14 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
Ok I'm installing ins SP3 compat. mode, lets see what happens.
#15 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
Ok I'm installing ins SP3 compat. mode, lets see what happens.Gabez_R
nothing. Trying EPFLC
#16 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
Run it without GFWL.
#17 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
Run it without GFWL.markop2003
Hmm, do you mean uninstall GFWL?
#18 Posted by Gabez_R (519 posts) -
[QUOTE="markop2003"]Run it without GFWL.Gabez_R
Hmm, do you mean uninstall GFWL?

If thats what you meant it didnt work
#19 Posted by stlab (544 posts) -

Have you got latest GFWL? Try install latest version http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/pc/downloadclient

#20 Posted by JohnF111 (14105 posts) -
Does it have gas? Is the battery dead? On topic this happened to me, turned out it was an outdated dll file not updated when a latest version of GFWL is installed, i had to install some other software trash from MS called Windows Live Essentials. Try that.
#21 Posted by the_bi99man (11054 posts) -

Make sure you have the latest version of Games for Windows, although I thought that automatically updated whenever you ran a game with it. Also, don't use version 1.0.7. I've had nothing but problems with that, and so have a sh!tload of other people. Revert to version 1.0.4. You shouldn't have to reinstall for that, just find the 1.0.4 download, and install it over the top, and it will replace 1.0.7 (at least that worked for me, if it doesn't, reinstall and update to 1.0.4). Also, just about the only thing making it worth the hassle of getting the PC version to run is the mods, and the majority of them are made for (or at least work best) on 1.0.4. Other than that, I didn't have to run in any compatibility mode (i'm also running windows 7).

Try this. Go to your game install directory, find gtaIV.exe AND launchgtaIV.exe and set both of them to run as administrator. Then, don't open either of them. Go in the RGSC folder, and run RGSClauncher. Then, run gta through the "play" button in the Social Club window that pops up. That's what I had to do to get it to run. It's always done the same thing that you described to me if I try to open it from either of the actual gtaIV exe files. Even if RGSC is already running, I can't get it to open from those files. Try opening it through RGSC. If that works, just always do it that way.