If your San Andreas back to desktop after intro, and you tried all the solutions of the FAQ (see below), or Googlesta topic probable your video card is onboard. Now I found the fix!!!!
Download the 3D Analizer 2.34 put the 3d analyzer into any folder and open 3DAnalyze.exe click on "select" and go to GTA San Andreas folder, and select gta_sa.exe, now select those options:
-force SW TnL
-All Hardware limits (Cap Bits)
-Force max. pixel shader version 1.4
-Force high precision pixel shader
Will be like this image:
Select Run button and enjoy the game!!!
I hope it works for you and don't forget to comment.
**If you have an off-board graphic card, or the fix doesn't works for you, try the San Andreas FAQ:**
| GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas does not start when I launch it, it just returns to the desktop?|
A: You may have a corrupt settings file. Try deleting you GTA_SA.SET file.
A: You need to have administrative priviliges to run GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas.
A: If you are using WindowBlinds, you will need to add a manual exclusion for GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas so WindowBlinds applies no skinning.
A: It may be that your DVD-ROM device requires a firmware update. Check if the manufacturers have updated the firmware and if so is it documented to cure security incompatabilities.
A: Your DVD-ROM could be incompatible with the security system we use. Browse to the directory that you installed GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas into, and right click on the gta-sa.exe file and select ANALYSIS. This will create a file in the root of drive C: Send this analysis file to us ONLY if requested.
A: You could be running a virtual-drive type program. Please close any software (like deamon tools, or alcohol) such as this before launching GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas
A: You may have Sonic DLA or Windows XP's inbuilt CD writing enabled. Try disabling these and re-launching GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas.
And you can try the Windows 98 Compatiblity mode (right click on san andreas shortcut, go to compatiblity tab, and select win98, 95 or 2000 compatibility)
If you installed GTA without the audio tracks (limited install), unistall GTA San Andras, and reinstall it with the audio tracks (full install).
PS: You only need to disable DLA, if you HAVE IT.
"If you are using WindowBlinds, you will need to add a manual exclusion for GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas", you only need to uninstall window blinds, and install san andreas again
Must be the 3D Analizer version 2.34, newer versions don't works fine
gta_ sa.set file its into ...My Documents/GTA San Andreas User Files
My english is terrible