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Posted 24 December 2013 - 05:44 AM Edited by HoboJoe0858, 24 December 2013 - 05:47 AM.

I recently reinstalled Windows Vista to my laptop, and with it GTA:SA. It's Second Edtion (2.0)

Every time I start the game, before it gets to the main menu after the splash screen, the game crashes to the desktop with "GTA_SA.exe has stopped working"

 

I've uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times, cleaned the registry with CCleaner, ran in compatibility mode for Win98 and XP, running as admin. There's also no "gta_sa.set" in the user files to delete. It still will not run.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:06 AM

Perhaps, your anti-virus/firewall is interfering with the game? Try turning it off.

You can also try installing the game into C drive. People have reported that doing so has helped them run the game on Vista.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

By chance is the 'Virtual copy' of the game still active (not deleted) from when you first installed?

Have you also deleted the gta_sa.set file?


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:32 PM Edited by HoboJoe0858, 24 December 2013 - 08:04 PM.

There was no gta_sa.set

Game was installed in the locations "C:\Games\GTA" and "C:\Program Files\GTA" at different times.

The Hard Disk was completely formatted and it's also a different hard dist from before.

 

I've also updated my video and audio drivers to current versions.

Downloaded and installed DirectX9.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:31 PM

Sometimes updated drivers aren't the best for the old games. You might want to experiment with the older driver(s).


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:05 AM

Well, they're rather old drivers. '09


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 04:03 AM

The game is '05.


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 08:50 AM

True.

I did run it before with the default system drivers before posting this.

I've come to the conclusion that it's a problem with my disk drive, DirectX9 would not install from my game disks, so I had to use the downloadable version from Microsoft.


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

Works ok with Directx 10, in my Windows 7.





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