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GTA 3 Loads black screen on startup
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:42 PM
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentuim 4 3.4GHz
RAM: 3.25 gb
Display Adapter: Intel 82945g Express Chipset Family
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:11 PM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:17 PM
You might actually be having this problem, so maybe the following quote helps.
GTAIII will not run after installation - instead, when clicking the icon to start, the Play CD spins and the pointer icon turns into a spinning-CD symbol, but the game never starts. (And the pointer may not go back to normal until restarting Windows.)
Solution: End all running non-essential processes - whether it be an anti-virus, Window Blinds, whatever. This fix has also been reported to work by closing Folding@Home and a startup program called "BigFix".
Alternatively: If you notice a new piece of hardware called "secdrv" attempting to install itself, Windows may be mistaking some software for hardware. Go to Device Manager and look for a big yellow question mark (indicating hardware with no driver). If one stands next to "secdrv", delete it.
Alternatively: Set the compatibility mode of the executable file to 'Windows 98'. Do so by: right-clicking gta3.exe (default: C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTAIII\gta3.exe) -> Properties -> Compatibility tab -> check 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:', and select 'Windows 98 / Windows Me' from the drop-down menu. Apply, OK. And as pictures speak a thousand words, click here.
Alternatively: Instead of the original EXE, use a no CD crack. Note that providing links to any such cracks is strictly prohibited here at GTAForums.com.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:23 PM
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