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  • mkey82

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (blank_blank @ Jun 5 2009, 15:56)
Yes, I still have 5GB left after installing GTA (while skipping the 2 files) and I can copy the whole DVD content to harddisk without issues. Does this make my copy a bad one? it seems to be a common problem though, and a bit too coincidental that we all have the "defective" file/s

If you can copy both DVDs to your HDD, then the DVDs are FINE.

Clean up space on HDD (you should have around 30 GB of free space before installing - just to be sure) and install from the HDD folder you just copied the files to.

  • RaHawK

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:02 PM Edited by RaHawK, 12 June 2009 - 06:05 PM.

Try this copy all files from the disc to the desktop after doin that make 2 ISO files make sure the names of the files will be GTA IV DVD 1.iso and GTA IV DVD 2.iso in the first one copy all files except data3.cab put it in the second ISO then try to run it with DAEMON TOOLS it worked for me (sorry for bad english)

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:44 AM

So i get the catastrophic failure too. Rockstar should BE able to answer that. ANyways, i'v tryed thigs descripbed in this thread http://www.thegtapla...showtopic=23804, first post, tryed reinstalling Windows too. So first read, then suggest. And i got 35GB of free disc space of D partition. On C i have 3GB from ~21gb. It is not possible to uninstall Windows as you know, and why is space on C hard drive needed if i am installing into D disc? Well, any suggestions?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

I have the same problem it cannot be the DVD reader or something cuz i downloaded GTA IV and i installs it without a DVD or CD, Ive tried to install it in Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows Vista home premium(Both 64bit) and i get the same error message. confused.gif
I have installed GTA IV with the same Files but now it doesnt work sad.gif

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:34 PM

biggrin.gif same problem/ but mine stops at manhunt_08.img lol f*ckin gta IV.. i think the problem is that file is damged or corrupted.try to return it to where you bhought it and ask for a new one.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:54 PM


i also have catastrophic failure only after installing the second disc..

I have tried using administrator priviledge with compatibility of w7, vista, w8, and XPs..

i currently have windows 8 as my OS, but other latest games are working fine with me.

so i'm really down wasting money on buying games that waste my time.

for drivers i have installed fully updated

i have PC specs

windows 8 64-bit OS quad core
intel i7 extreme edition processor
high-end motherboard
7400/7500 RPM DVD DRIVE & 5400 RPM DVD/DRIVE
256 bit GTX 690 GPU
9-10 MBPS Internet Speedtest for Download

some technical support should help us with this game -.-

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:09 AM

Here are a few solutions try them one by one serially:- 

1.search your pc, for "GTA IV", and then delete whatever the results are. 
2.go to the registry and search again for "GTA IV", there are quite a few entries, delete them all as well. 
3.And then try again installing from the disc. 

2nd Solution:- 
You may not be logged in as ADMIN. or you have permissions set that do not allow you to write or re-write critical core components. If you are not logged in as administrator then try that or try the install from "safe" mode. 

3rd solution:- 
Format and re install your OS. Which I am not exactly too thrilled about. 

4th solution:- 
Get a new Disc , in lieu of this one. Try that out. 

Hope one of them will help. In all probability first one will help itself.

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