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#1

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hello.

So!
My problem is this. My GTA San Andreas wont start. when i "Start" the game (when i click the shortcut or .EXE) Nothing happens, okay the startup sequence runs for about a second and then it shuts off. No warnings, no pop-ups, completely nothing, it just shuts down.

I already tried reinstalling the game with removing everything related to the game from my computer. No avail.
I tried running as administrator. No avail.
I in fact tried the Compatibility mode(s), 256 screencolors only, the 640 x 480 resolution, remove themes, desktop compositing (or something like that, my windows is not in English) and display scaling as well. no avail.
I tried deleting the .set files. No avail.
I tried all of the updates, but none of them worked. angry.gif
Updating the video card is not the solution either, because the other one of them gets always corrupted when i update it (Mobile intel ® 4 series express chipset family)
I'm also trying to run the game with an original disk with the original disk drive.
Now.. there should be all...



My computer specs:

Operating system: Windows 7
Video/Graphics card: Mobile intel ® 4 series express chipset family & nVidia geoforce 9600M GT
Graphics memory: ??? (WTF is that?)
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU
RAM: 4,00 GT (2,96 GT useable)
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The game HAS ran before on my computer, so i know it meets the system requirements, although back then i had windows vista.. but no way in hell i'm decreasing my OP back to Vista again, coz' i think the game has ran on windows 7 few times as well.

That's it. let's hope i didn't forgot anything.

Thanks.

lil weasel
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

What about the Game itself?
Which Version did you buy?
When you installed it from the disc, are you playing with the Original DVD in the Drive?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:08 AM

Do you have mods installed?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

i'm playing with the original DVD in the drive, yes. also i just reinstalled it so i don't have any mods either. oh, and i bought the retail version.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

Since you used to have it with Vista OS.
Take a look for a hidden file:
To Unhide Folders:
START > User > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options> Show Hidden files and Folders.

If you find it Delete the Virtual Store copy of the installation folder. The Appdata folder might be hidden. (e.g. C:\Users\???\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas).
Reboot and try again.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

It's not there, the Rockstar games folder is not there. (C:\Users\???\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

That's OK. It shouldn't be there in Win7.
How about a 'Rollback' to a time previous to the day that your problem started?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:40 PM

Yeah, i guess that could be worth the try, but it's been pretty long time since the game actually worked. So i doubt there would be any recovery points all the way back then.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:17 AM

Nope, can't find any recovery points.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

Nevermind, i got it working following this thread:
http://www.gtaforums...ic=441483&st=20




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