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GTA V "Game Error. Please reboot and restart the game" upon launching

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Hi All,

Have owned GTA V for a bit but never got around to playing it. Also on a fresh install of windows 10 (was on 7 before).

As soon as I launch it from Steam the opening video plays for a few seconds then I get an error message that pops up and says "Game Error. Please reboot and restart the game" upon launching" Also happens if I launch the game in safe mode.



Using the latest AMD video card drives and my specs are as follows

2x Intel Xeon E5-2660's
32GB DDR 3 ECC Registered 1333Mhz
Asus Z9PE-D8 WS
AMD R9 390


Nothing is overclocked.


Any thoughts?
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Try verifying your files.
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Try verifying your files.


Didn't help unfortunately
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post #4 of 5
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bump, any ideas anyone? everything from the o/s to the drivers to the game itself are fresh installs
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post #5 of 5
I would go through and manually download and install DirectX, .NET Framwork, ect... from MS to see if that solves anything. Then go manually download the social club application from rockstar. It's really hard to say what is causing the issues, but usually one of those things fixes applications and driver issues for me.


I'v not had good experiences with GTA V on PC either. The problems seem hard to diagnose with very few known solutions available other than "verify the files". They always verified so this never fixed anything. Rockstar games have almost always given me issues because of their social club feature but GTA V has been by far the worst and goes beyond social club issues.

I'v run the game on W7, W8, W8.1 and W10 with different GPU configurations with AMD 7970s and GTX 970s, and always had some game breaking error come along. Usually the game ran fine for the first 20Hrs then all of a sudden it will never be playable again, or crash 10 minutes into gameplay every single time and never be playable again. This happened on several different clean installs of various windows OS's and different GPUs. The only time I am ever able to play again is on brand new installs of windows, but the error inevitably comes back and renders the game unplayable.

I loved this game on my Xbox One / 360, but the PC version has really disappointed me. I'v now given up on the game and won't bother trying.
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