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MeatButcher

Xbox 360 - Game Keeps Freezing on Franklin's 1st Mission

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MeatButcher

Xbox 360 owner.

 

I had no issues installing disc 1 onto the HD.

 

No issues playing through the introductory mission.

 

No issues of cut scene transition between Michael and Franklin

 

Once the driving portion of Franklin's 1st mission start, the game randomly freezes forcing me to reboot the Xbox. There is no precursor for the game locking up; it appears to happen completely randomly and at different times during the mission. It has locked up on me early in the mission when Franklin's buddy calls up on the cell phone just after the driving starts. It has locked up during the second portion of the driving mission when the cops are chasing.

 

I'm not sure what to do.

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Ross_M

Like many others, I too have registered to add myself to the list of those having freezing issues with GTAV.

 

I own an Xbox 360 Elite, with a 120GB HDD with HDMI. Three years ago, I suffered the RROD, so the model I actually have is a refurbished one from Microsoft.

 

I managed to get as far as the first 'heist' mission at the jewellery store before I encountered any problems. Halfway through the mission my game restarted and I was met with an alert message telling me that there was a problem with the storage device where the game data was saved. My HDD has 80GB left even with the GTA install.

 

Initially, I deleted the install and re-installed it using my brother's install disc, thinking that perhaps that's what was causing the problem. I managed to then complete the jewellery heist mission, but upon going to Michael's house with Franklin to receive my 'cut', the game again restarted with the same alert message appearing.

 

My next step was to clear my HDD cache and reduce my resolution down to 720p. I thought that had done the trick, as I was managing to do some of Trevor's missions. Got as far as the mission where you are requested to destroy the trailers of the biker gang. When I was driving to Los Santos in that mission with Trevor, the game restarted and the same alert message appeared.

 

I then cleared my cache again, but this time the game restarted before the game had properly loaded. Tried again and I was able to free roam for a while.

 

Thought I'd add this info to the forum. I seem to be able to add some weight with this to the possibility of it being a problem affecting refurb models from Microsoft. It seems that it doesn't matter whether your console is HDMI or not. Not sure if it was a matter of coincidence that when I dropped the resolution output of my console to 720p I was able to play for a couple of hours before restarting.

 

Fingers crossed MS or Rockstar can help us out. Really don't fancy having to buy a new console purely to play this game.

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darkangelism

Ross it sounds like you have a different issue, we are all hard freezing and can't bring up the guide or anything, your hard drive might be failing, try reinstalling to a usb stick.

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Ross_M

Ross it sounds like you have a different issue, we are all hard freezing and can't bring up the guide or anything, your hard drive might be failing, try reinstalling to a usb stick.

 

Thanks.

 

You don't happen to know if this has had any success with anyone do you?

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darkangelism

 

Ross it sounds like you have a different issue, we are all hard freezing and can't bring up the guide or anything, your hard drive might be failing, try reinstalling to a usb stick.

 

Thanks.

 

You don't happen to know if this has had any success with anyone do you?

 

 

 

Mine seemed better after doing it, but I have not played long enough to determine if it fixed it.

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Ross_M

 

 

Ross it sounds like you have a different issue, we are all hard freezing and can't bring up the guide or anything, your hard drive might be failing, try reinstalling to a usb stick.

 

Thanks.

 

You don't happen to know if this has had any success with anyone do you?

 

 

 

Mine seemed better after doing it, but I have not played long enough to determine if it fixed it.

 

 

Cheers. I'll purchase one and see if this works. Do you know if it's possible to have the data from the install disc on the USB stick, but have the in-game save data stored to the HDD or cloud?

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darkangelism

 

 

 

Ross it sounds like you have a different issue, we are all hard freezing and can't bring up the guide or anything, your hard drive might be failing, try reinstalling to a usb stick.

 

Thanks.

 

You don't happen to know if this has had any success with anyone do you?

 

 

 

Mine seemed better after doing it, but I have not played long enough to determine if it fixed it.

 

 

Cheers. I'll purchase one and see if this works. Do you know if it's possible to have the data from the install disc on the USB stick, but have the in-game save data stored to the HDD or cloud?

 

 

I have disc 1 on hard drive disk 2 on usb and saves on the cloud

 

If you saves are on the cloud you have to manually load your game at the start just pause during the opening cut scene and choose load and change devices.

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cmck123

Have these issues been addressed at all by R*? I hope there is a patch or something that resolves this. One more thing I neglected to mention....if your xbox is horizontal, elevate it with like a couple of game of dvd cases, allowing more ventilation, if its veritcal, try horizontal, maybe even puchase a "cooler unit" I feel like the older versions just can't handle it, after my second failure, I got 3 red lights, first time its happened to me and hasn't happened since, granted that was Tuesday night, but still logged some time in GTA V with no other issues, I forgot that I also elevated it. I hope this helps. When it happened to me....I freaked out.

Just want to update on my own situation - my console was vertical. I've changed it to horizontal and I've been playing the game no problem for about half an hour. I'm obviously still wary of it freezing but its better than it was. Before I changed it to horizontal i cleared the cache, turned the console off, removed all cables and left it for about 40 mins. Could work for someone else. Thanks for suggesting that Caligastia.

 

P.s I also have my console elevated with a few games

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KnackerWhacker

There is a hell of a lot of pseudo science in this thread, stand one one leg clearing the cache using the toes of your airborne foot on a blue controller while doing jazz hands. It's bullsh*t, people fooling themselves that x,y or z is helping it not freeze for a few minutes longer, but still freezing. There is no logic to half the suggestions. They better fix this soon.

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misfits138

There is a hell of a lot of pseudo science in this thread, stand one one leg clearing the cache using the toes of your airborne foot on a blue controller while doing jazz hands. It's bullsh*t, people fooling themselves that x,y or z is helping it not freeze for a few minutes longer, but still freezing. There is no logic to half the suggestions. They better fix this soon.

 

 

Tried jazz hands but still freezes, got punched in the face.

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ReaperCru

I made it to halfway through the motorcycle repo mission with Franklin. Thats progress folks.

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punkindrublic

There is a hell of a lot of pseudo science in this thread, stand one one leg clearing the cache using the toes of your airborne foot on a blue controller while doing jazz hands. It's bullsh*t, people fooling themselves that x,y or z is helping it not freeze for a few minutes longer, but still freezing. There is no logic to half the suggestions. They better fix this soon.

I tend to agree but the most important thing is that people keep pushing rockstar on this issue so they can't ignore it. There is a problem wIth the game that much is clear. Workarounds are good if they work but we need resolution.

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Alpha86

This sounds crazy but try deleting the cache, turning the xbox off, leaving it off and unplugging the console, leave it off for 40 minutes, then try again. I had the same problem, did this, by accident really, and it worked, I have logged 12 hours in the game since with no issues. I hope this helps.

 

Tried this, was able to play for about 45 minutes before it froze again. At this rate I might be able to beat the game in a couple of years...

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Gaz 1976

There is a hell of a lot of pseudo science in this thread, stand one one leg clearing the cache using the toes of your airborne foot on a blue controller while doing jazz hands. It's bullsh*t, people fooling themselves that x,y or z is helping it not freeze for a few minutes longer, but still freezing. There is no logic to half the suggestions. They better fix this soon.

 

This guy has nailed it. I'd recommend that all posters of 'new' theories read the *whole* thread first. Thumb drives, cleared caches, low res, changed HDDs etc. All seem to have been tried without 100% success. The more that people post here, the more it seems that post RROD, pre HDMI units have a heat/processor problem with this game that any amount of tinkering/fiddling/finger-crossing isn't going to help. The only thing that has extended play time for me has been leaving the console completely off for a few hours. I *always* get half an hour minimum after that. This suggests a heat/processor problem.

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texasistheplace

update...I was actually able to get through the prologue missions today and had a little time to walk around and explore some of the map. I still froze, but I got in 45 mins of solid game play. I also live in Texas and we had a rather cool morning today...not sure if that had anything to do with it...maybe overheating is causing the problem? But after it froze, it repeatedly froze 5-10 mins each time I restarted. That 45 mins was BLISS...

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sn3 parks 87

Has anyone actually been told by Rockstar there gonna be a patch for this yet? Almost lost all interest in game now impossible to play and get into storyline had 2 copys both froze on different xboxs

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Knapton

Yet another one here. I have an older xbox with hdmi. Installed disk one on hard drive and 2 to usb. Once you hit the driving part of the bank heist it starts freezing for seconds at a time and keeps doing it. Also the graphics wont load. The roads dont load half the time an the game is just unplayable. Tried a new copy, tried different usb, re installed many times and still nothing. What a joke

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CHICITY85

 

i have a 08 refurbished 360 i follow these steps so far its working i wasnt able to get past 2 mins without freezing so far so good i will report

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KnackerWhacker

I don't think it's heat, as I said in my first post, I drilled about 100 holes above the processor and gpu to fit an externally powered fan attached to the case AND I even tried running the xbox outside my window, in about 6C (43F) night time temperatures here in Sweden. I also applied articsilver 5 thermal compound to the cpu and gpu. Didn't do diddly sh*t.

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jemo eder

I had the same problem.. Freezing every 30 mins

But try playing with your hdd removed from your xbox.

Put your gta saves, disk 1 instalation and your gamer tag on a usb.

I've played about 4 hours without any freezes.:)

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CHICITY85

 

everyone who having the freeze problems do it actually work for me i just done 3 missions no freeze mines was freezing every 3 minutes before i done this i think it might be a fix Edited by CHICITY85

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shadowfunk

game is unplayable. I hope a patch is being worked on or else we are f*cked.

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treesnogger

I have my xbox constantly freezing whenever I want to access the cloud storage service of the rockstar social club taking a picture with the inbuilt app.

Meaning, whenever I am connected to the internet with my xbox, make a photo on the snapmatic app and want to upload it, the xbox freezes. When I am not connected to the internet, I can take photos just fine. Does anyone else have the same problem?

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MasterMayday

Long time since I was last on here but having similar issues and had an idea. So I have a Xbox 360 maybe 6 years old as well with hdmi an I get the freezing issues as well. Stumbled around the Internet for a while and came across this idea. It could be an overheating power adapter. Just looked at mine and full of dust so cleaned it and about to see what happens. Ill report in after testing for a while.

Cheers!

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CHICITY85

well mines was doing the samething yall was doing i played the intro mission 20 times until i got to a save point ever since i moved my saved game to the cloud and cleared my cashe it dont freeze anymore i have a 08 refurbished xbox no hdmi used to freeze every 3 minutes

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TRRKKW0W

Hello guys.

 

Just joined to share my story.

 

I played GTA V for about 10 hours, did just fine with Michael and Franklin missions ( secondary´s too )

 

Played fine no crash/lag/freezes at ALL.

 

Untill well, i got introduced to Trevor, played first few missions and then just decided to explore and do extra stuff, when i decided to pick up main story line, i CANT, my game just CRASH/FREEZE in the exact same spot no matter what i do, its a main story mission and i need to do it to even progress with the story, i cant change players, i cant do sh*t cuz first i need to do this mission ( its the only 1 left on the whole map ) i even did all the secondarys with trevor cuz i cant change to any of the other 2 guys. The mission is called The Reunion *SPOILER* and u gotta drive to this camp of bikers u already killed to stick some bombs to kill the bikers who got in town again*END OF SPOILER*

 

Game freezes at the exact spot all the time ( some times even early )

 

For the dudes who already done this mission, my game crash right after the cutscene when u arrive the camp.

 

Im using a xbox 360 SLIM ( new one )

 

What i´ve trayed ;

 

Install disc 1 to HDD

Play with disk 2

 

FREZE--

 

Install disc 1 to USB

Play with disk 2

 

FREEZEEEEEEE----

 

Install disc 1 to HDD

Install disc 2 to HDD

 

Freze--

 

Changin display to 720p

 

Changing display to 720p DID NOT WORK.

 

AT THE MOMENT : Moving everything to cloud storage.

 

Guess what? DIDNT WORK

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misfits138

Took the top casing off my 360 pro and set it just below an a/c unit but still froze... cpu heatsink was only warm, gpu heatsink was a little uncomfortable to touch.

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Historian

Adding my voice to the quorum. Getting the freeze ups on the bike repo mission.

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CHICITY85

well the video i posted i played for a hr no freezing but now the freezing just came back so that tell me it have something to do with the hard drive

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TRRKKW0W

The guys having problem at the 1st mission, want me to post a save file right after that mission? And see if u can play fine after that part?

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Sigals

Just tried installing disc 1 to a usb drive - removed the hdd and tried playing with disc 2 - still freezes so doesn't look like it's an issue with the HDD.

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