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When opening my GTA I get this directx9 error, so I found this video saying that I should delete this d3d9.dll so I deleted it and the directX error was fixed


now when I open it, My screen turns black for 3 seconds and just returns to my desktop.



my system is fine all are more than above the system requirements video card is at 1gb.



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Arsen Vitiuk

Reinstall DirectX - this will fix your problem.

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lil weasel

Also found this:

BLACK SCREEN on start up:


Go into your .GTA San Andreas/movies/ directory and rename or delete the two files there. If it still crashes then if might not be the movies causing it.


if you still can't get it to work:



If the game worked before and you have changed OS or Screen settings, If your system upgraded anything (drivers, etc) Delete the GTA_SA.set File. (The GTA_SA.set file is recreated at the end of each game play session. It contains OS data that may no longer be relevant.)

Are you playing the game in Vista/Win7 using

W98 (or XP) compatibility mode,

with Administrative Privileges?

And... before people here begin investing a lot of time trying to fix a possible NO-FIX situation:

What Version (Edition) of the game do you have? (1, 2, 3?)

How are you playing:

1. With the Original DVD in the Drive?

2. OR a Downloaded game from Direct2Drive, or SteamPower.com

3. OR are you Using a No-CD crack? (No fix to be found on this Forum.)

4. OR are you Using a 'backup' disc? (Fix is to use the Original DVD.)

5. If none of the above, then what is the origin of your game? (Please be specific, as there may not be a fix to found on this Forum.)

If responding to this post, PLEASE, Don’t Use ‘Quote’; Do use either Add-Reply or Fast-Reply buttons at bottom of page.



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Hey thanks alot dude, I uninstalled my directX and it worked Im just getting this problem that I cant reinstall it. thanks alot man works well.

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