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Could not write license data!


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Been running GTA4 for about 2 weeks now.

 

Was playing last night when suddenly screen goes black. No error codes.

Shrugged.

Rebooted machine.

Restarted social club.

Tried to play but now I get the following message "Could not write license data!

Please contact Customer Support for further instructions."

 

Tried to repair game.

No joy.

 

Anyone any ideas on this?

 

Need to add it is a genuine copy of the game.

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  • 1 month later...
travelmeister2

Answer to 'GTA 4 Could not write license data!' or sort of?

 

For some reason after hoovering my pc and moving wires around etc I got this msg. I searched on google and ended up doing this which worked

 

This step was from another forum for securerom problems:

 

1. Open the command line by pressing Start and selecting the Run... option.

2. Type cmd and push the [Enter] button on the keyboard.

3. Please type in rd /s "%APPDATA%\SecuROM" and press [Enter] on the keyboard.

4. Answer Y to the Y/N question and press [Enter] to complete the process.

 

The folder should now be deleted. Please understand that any SecuROM application

 

that uses UserData will rebuild these files and folder with future launches.

 

THe game started but stopped working after the first main screen with text on it. Luckily I had copied my

User data stuff as a back up: c:\users\$name$\appdata\local\rockstargames\ so I copied back this entire folder and replaced it.

 

The game then worked 100% Hope parts of this might help anyone with a similar problem

 

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I just had the same problem,and i did everything like travelmeister2,but i didn't backup those files.Can someone upload that folder?PLS cryani.gif

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That folder is user specific and you need your own files. Try a repair installation, it should fix it.

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  • 3 years later...

I had this error for both GTA4 and GTA:Episodes. I found then when the games the very first time I installed them, however the next day I got the "Could not write license data" securom error. I tried this fix as suggested by other forums but it did not work:

 

This step was from another forum for securerom problems:

1. Open the command line by pressing Start and selecting the Run... option.

2. Type cmd and push the [Enter] button on the keyboard.

3. Please type in rd /s "%APPDATA%\SecuROM" and press [Enter] on the keyboard.

4. Answer Y to the Y/N question and press [Enter] to complete the proces

 

What worked was the following

I found through a (perceived) separate issue was that I was having problem with some windows installers which was due to my temp folder not having the correct permission set up. I believe that the securom messes with the temp folder permissions in some manner.

 

To fix:

1. Click start and type in "%userprofile%\appdata\local" in to start

2. Right click temp, click properties and then the sharing tab.

3. Click edit and then add your username under "enter the object names to select" and click ok

4. Give your username full control under security and click ok.

Here is the same fix with pictures: link

 

 

The game should now work!

 

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