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Barry Kilian Jul 04, 2005, 01:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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When i run GTA San Andreas on my PC, I can play for a while, and then the PC restarts for no reason. Once back in windows, i try the game, and it doesn't work at all. I have tried reinstalling the game, graphics card drivers etc. and still nothing. but if my computer stays off over night, and i try the game the next day, It works!
But then again it only runs for a short while, and the PC restarts again. Sometimes the PC doesn't even have to restart for the game to stop working. 'Very Weird'.... I have about 20 other new games installed like juiced, pariah, Half life 2, Battlefield 2, Boiling point etc, and this is the only one that gives me problems. Can anybody Help???


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FordGT90Concept Jul 04, 2005, 01:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GTA San Andreas Problem
What video card do you have?

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varun rao Jul 04, 2005, 02:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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AUDIO DRIVERS...AUDIO DRIVERS.....AUDIO DRIVERS...

There are abut 4 threads on this forum and tons all over the net with the same problem... infact I too had this problem. Turned out to be the audio drivers NOT the graphic drivers as I too had initially presumed.

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AZEEM Jul 04, 2005, 07:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was also having same probs but i had to Format my Windows then all works fine
I think its actually Trojan Adware or Spyware kinda thing all the Games gives the same error that this Program has performed an Illegal Operation etc some Games After loading screen crashes to desktop or Restarts the PC

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Barry Kilian Jul 04, 2005, 09:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
My audio is onboard Realtek AC97 6.1 channel
And i have already tried formating (twice). And still not working

AZEEM Jul 04, 2005, 09:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Which Driver are u using??
5.2+ Catalys Drivers are bad

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varun rao Jul 04, 2005, 11:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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HEad over to REaltek.com and download the latest drivers, or go to Nvidia.com and get the latest Nforce unfied drivers....

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Barry Kilian Jul 04, 2005, 04:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have tried new drivers for my audio. and i have the latest drivers for my g-card (5.6)
Still not working

Barry Kilian Jul 04, 2005, 04:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have tried new drivers for my audio. and i have the latest drivers for my g-card (5.6)
Still not working

AZEEM Jul 05, 2005, 12:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GTA San Andreas Problem
Install Catalyst 5.2 or Lower New catalyst Drivers Sucks

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varun rao Jul 05, 2005, 01:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Catalyst 5.6 are just fine.

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armando perazzoli Jul 10, 2005, 03:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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amd athlon 64 3200+
asus radeon 9800 pro 256mb
1024mb ram
windows xp professional

i've got a problem with textures of pedestrians. pedestrians and cj are orange or light blue colour.

armando perazzoli Jul 12, 2005, 10:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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FOR GRAPHIC PROBLEM WITH RADEON CARDS INSTALL CATALYST 4.9

wayne THOMPSON Jul 16, 2005, 03:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i have the geforce 6800 card with the latest drivers. Also downloaded the latest unified drivers from the nvidia site but its still not working.
When i try to open it the screen goes black for a second then goes back to the desktop without any warning messages or anything.

any ideas?

tom gamble Jul 19, 2005, 12:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ok I have gta san andreas and i have a problem with the sound the sound is fine on cut scenes but when in game i cannot hear the phone calls and convos and there is no car noises just from other cars hiting me? any solutions???

sasi karan Jul 21, 2005, 09:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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HI

I have similar prob. it was working fine then i used trainer with the game the prob started. when i move CJ o forward he will run for a bit then suddenly stops. then i have to press the W button to make him run from there. its annoying when u hav to run from thugs.also its happens when on the wheel cars doesnt go far if i keep pressing the W button so i have to press W again and again.

any suggestions?

wayne THOMPSON Jul 22, 2005, 02:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hmmm, weird. does it not do that in other games?

i found the one problem but another has arisen. i went to device manager and right clicked on the audio and clicked update driver. apparently it wasnt enough to just install it. so i can now play the game but its doing the same as the rest. i can play for a while, sometimes 5minutes, sometimes half an hour but then it resets the comp. fraggin annoying!

i requested support from rockstar and they suggested sending them the dirext x diag text file. go to start, run and type in dxdiag. then select 'save all information' to save the txt file. then send it to them and see if they can sort it out.

Did anyone actually come right with this problem?

magnos borg Jul 27, 2005, 12:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sounds to me that (no offence guys) all of the above may be off-track..
In my opinion..
SYMPTOMS:
-applications starts, works well, then all of a sudden the computer shuts down
-manually reboot, game still doesn't work.
-manually shut down for a few minutes, restart, game still fails
-manually shut down for a few hours, restart, game runs nicely. problem may repeat.
DIAGNOSIS:
-Most probably an OVERHEATING issue.
REASONS:
-Most probably not a software problem, since the application would have never worked in the first place, and would always behave in the same manner, no matter how long the computer was shut down for.
-A soft restart would potentially leave some temporay cache files in place, that would not be available if you did a hard restart (soft restart restarts the OS only, hard restart reboots the complete hardware)
-Since you seem to ahve performed hard reboots in any cases, software-wise there should be absolutely no difference wether the computer is down for a minute or a year.
-An overheating problem is more plausible. The symptoms of an overheat are commonly { maybe a few system speaker beeps, the complete shutdown, machine may not restart right away, but may a few moments later whence the hardware has cooled down }
-In this case I suggest a videocard overheat. In most non-gaming applications, the true power of the video processor is harldy ever used. But gaming demands a gazillion more GPU operations and VRAM accesses, which results in more electricity flowing through the videocard's components, producing heat (doh).
-If you're whole system is badly designed airflow-wise, the card may not get sufficient cooling, to a point where it overheats, triggering some hardware monitor to shut down the system to prevent hardware damage
-Restarting the computer right-away (if it does - it may not) will yeild in undeterministic behavior, since the system is still overheat so its performance may be altered, or it may simply be damaged to an irreversible point
-Restarting the computer many hours later may be fine since the hardware had time to cool down.

MY EXPERIENCE:
-Had exact same problem with a videocard. Computer would shut down in the middle of games only, at random points. I fixed a CPU fan to my videocard's GPU and everthing is fine until now (2yrs later)
-Had a CPU overheat (118c) twice in a day. CPU died the second time. I foolishly spent 90$ of all kinds of fan, bought new CPU, never had problems. Have since replaced the case for a more efficient, 2x10cm fans system wil real good airflow. Beleive me, all these 50$ 3colors led copper-finished fan kids with cd-mount controller and led display are for kids with too much money. IMO, a few basic physics principles and 20-30$ of fans does it well. (ok.. Im not telling, but I've now switched to fan-less system for a 0-noise machine in my bedroom)

Anyways. long story, hopefully will help if not you, other who may have similar problems.
Note that I wrote more than I needed, really, for the sake of this forum having more keywords being searched against, thus more people reading it and fixing their own problems :)
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magnosis


Pirate Jul 27, 2005, 01:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GTA San Andreas Problem
I bought the game today and installed it with no problems, runs flawlesly with my 9800pro (5.7 Catalyst).

Been playing it for hours and not a problem... Except I find the new camera thing very annoying.. I mean, you move your mouse just a little and the camera ends up pointing at the sky ors**t like that.

I give it... 10/10.

wayne THOMPSON Jul 28, 2005, 11:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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FIXED!! RA HAHAHAHA!!

I just installed the realtek AC97 drivers. didnt even bother deleting the nvidia ones. the game plays without crashing now.

the volume does go softer every now and then but hey at least it worx!!

old docks Aug 09, 2005, 03:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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if you are using ati radeon cards with GTA San Andreas, then i ask you to downgrade ati catalyst drivers here. it worked very well for me. here is possible fix: http://www.gamecrashes.com/4-21-17.htm


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