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SecuLauncher: failed to start application. 
Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:21 PM
I've got a problem with starting GTA IV. I bought an original GTA IV. I installed the game and activated it. Then the game should start but in stead it says: SecuLauncher: failed to start application. 
I really don't know what to do.. I've tried to start the game with logged in in Rockstar Social Club. Then I tried to start it when logged off. After that I restarted my computer and tried again but still nothing. Now I'm a bit pissed because the only thing I can do right now is look at the DVD-case, but playing.. No.
I hope someone knows how to solve this problem.
The next thing I'm gonna do is reinstall the game. I will post if it works..
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I'll post a solution if I get one anytime soon. THE SAME SONG HAS BEEN PLAYING FOR 30 MINUTES.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:00 AM
I had the same problem so i emailed securom, they sent a reply saying that the error means that the gta4 exec has been changed in some way. So i did a reinstall and same prob but noticed i had the shield symbol on the gta icon (run this program as administrator) dont know why that was ticked under compatability via properties. Unticked and finally worked.
Im assuming that may not be the case for everyone but check your system for anything that has any ties to the exec file. Hope this helps, did for me.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:18 AM
grifflesters trick didnt work for me.
I still get the error message: "Seculauncher: Failed to start application" -.-
Any other ideas?
Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:40 PM
Dual core e4600
4 gig ram
Posted 26 December 2008 - 07:22 PM
Im not saying this is a fix,its just an option and a known securom issue.
I hope this helps.
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:48 AM
When I click PLAY from the social club box I get a black box that looks like it's about to do something, then an error message "Grand Theft Auto IV has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
I have tried opening the game both online and offline, and have tried directly opening it from the root files in My Computer, but continue to experience the same problems.
I am running:
Windows XP SP3
Nvidia X86 AMD 1830MHz
Radeon 9800 pro
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