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Windows 7: GTA IV Problem

05 Dec 2009   #11

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fdLP View Post
it is , when it was installed on XP it was running smoothly , now in Windows 7 idk whats going on .. but it lags ...
Have you tried running it in XP SP3 compatibility mode? I honestly don't know if it will help it run better, but when mine was having a few issues there and wouldn't boot at all I changed compatibility modes and managed to launch it. I've read other people say it's helped performance but I can't confirm this myself.

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06 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

On my machine GTA IV ran great on Windows XP 64 bit. Then I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on the same machine and now the game runs fine for a 8 to 15 minutes and it freezes up the computer completly I can't even CTRL+ALT+DEL out of it I have to reboot.

I have ran it in XP mode, as Administrator, change the affinity to 1 core, I uninstalled it from the Raid 0 disks and put it on a single disk. The problem still happens. I have used all Windows 7 drivers and all Vista drivers nothing fixes the problem. This tells me that the game is having an issue with Windows 7 not the hardware.

The game works just fine on the PC in XP and 64 bit XP the problem most of you are having is probably the same as me unless you just don't have enough machine to run it. It has very high minimum specs for a game I wouldn't have been able to play it on my old machine.

GTA 4 Minimum System Requirements
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
  • Memory/RAM: 1GB for XP and 1.5GB for Vista
  • Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900
  • Hard Disk Space: 16GB free
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1
GTA 4 Recommended System Requirements
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz or equivalent AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz
  • Memory/RAM: 2.5 GB for XP or Vista
  • Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 or 512MB ATI 3870
  • Hard Disk Space: 18GB free
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1
I explained the problem I was having to Rockstar but I have not heard back from them yet when I do I will post there reply here for you if it is any help.
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02 Jan 2010   #13

windows 7 64 bit
gta 4

i have installed gta 4 on windows 7 and when i try to play game, it says that rockstar games social club has encountered a fatal error and i have to restart game. i tried to restart and i get the same thing. it worked fine on vista 64 bit, now i run windows 7 64 bit. i have amd athlon fx 60, 4 gig ram, 2x 7950 gx2's. any ideas?
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03 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Here was the fix that worked for me to get it to run in Windows 7. Follow these steps for both of the GTA IV icons.

On the desktop there should be two icons one for "social Club" and one for the game itself.

Right click on one of them

Goto to properties

then compatibility tab

Now check these boxes:
1 Run this program in compatibility mode: Windows Vista (service Pack 2) Or what ever version of windows it was working for you before should work.
2 Disable visaul themes
3 Disable desktop composition
4 Run this program as an administrator

Do that for both tabs and you should be fine if your problem s a straight GTA IV windows 7 problem. I would suggest that you completly uninstall GTA IV and reinstall it then make these changes.
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