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MasoodMS
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#1

Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:31 PM

So I bought San Andreas from Steam and I played it once. After I quit, and tried to reopen, it would go to a black screen then back to desktop. The only solution is to delete the GTA User folders, which I don't want to to save my save file. I have windows 7 and tried compatability with XP, and nothing. I think it has something to do with my computer, here's my specs.
AMD Phenom™ II X4 820 Processor 2.8 GHz
4.0 GB RAM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
ATI Radeon HD 5450

Please help...
I've tried uninstalling, re-installing.
Compatibility mode.
And deleting User Folder which worked, but I can't keep save =(
Is there anything I can do???

Drift-Kingz
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:48 PM

You're in the wrong forum, post here

As for your problem, have you recently updated your graphics driver?

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:02 AM

First try to Delete ONLY the file ending in .set (i.e. the GTA_SA.set file). Deleting the entire file is radical.

If you tried to MOD the game, that would be a part of the problem as V3 (Steam) can't be Modded.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (Drift-Kingz @ Sunday, Jun 26 2011, 22:48)
You're in the wrong forum, post here

As for your problem, have you recently updated your graphics driver?

yes, I agree with you.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

Firstly,answer the questions above then please answer these questions:

1. Did you downloaded your game?
2. Are you using any no/cd cracks?

Try and do these things:

1. Run your game in Windows 98 compatibility mode OR in Windows XP Service Pack 2/3 Compatibilty.
2. Delete gta_sa.set file in found here: C:\Users\You User\Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files
3. Run the game as Administrator.
4. Check for overheating.
5. Check if the CD is working or not (because it might have scratches, etc.).
6. Download OFFICIAL patches from the internet and install it into game. I recommend you to use the v1.01 Patch.
7. Check if your savegame is corrupted.
8. Either disable your Anti-Virus or do these:
  • Steps
    a. Click on the "Start".
    b. Next, Click on "Run" ( or simply press Windows + R )
    c. Type in "systempropertiesperformance" (without the quotes)
    d. On the Visual Effects Tab, Click on "Adjust for best Performance"
    e. Then Click on "Apply"
    f. Lastly, on the "Data Execution Prevention Tab", Click on "Add" then browse for
    your GTA San Andreas Directory.. Ex. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas"
    g. Then Click on gta_sa.exe or if you have a steam version, click on gta-sa.exe
    h. Tell us if it worked! biggrin.gif
AND DON'T USE MODS,TRAINERS, and CHEATS!!! REMEBER THAT! BECAUSE THAT MIGHT BE THE CAUSE OF GAME CRASH!!!

Or if that didn't work, do this:

QUOTE
To start:
If you're on Vista/7, you'll need to do this:
1) Uninstall SA.
2) Delete the installation folder if it still exists. (e.g. C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas).
3) Delete the Virtual Store copy of the installation folder too. The Appdata folder might be hidden. (e.g. C:\Users\???\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas).
4) Delete the gta_sa.set file from your user files folder.
5) Reboot.
6) Reinstall SA.


And if it still didn't work, this is you last option:

REINSTALL YOUR WINDOWS OR UPGRADE IT TO WINDOWS 7

If that didn't work too, then your last and final option to do is:

LIVE WITH IT!

That is all I can think of.. Sorry.. if all of that didn't work.. confused.gif




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