GTA 5 Has Stopped Working Windows 10 [Quick Fix]

gta 5 has stopped working windows 10

GTA 5 has stopped working on your PC? Here’s what to do.

Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) is the most recent version of the popular crime-themed game. And while it’s originally designed to run on consoles, it’s now available on PC.

However, the PC version has been blighted by numerous errors; one of which is the crashing error, which carries the tag – “Grand Theft Auto 5 has stopped working”.

This tutorial brings you a number of solutions to fix the error on Windows 10. Read on!

Fix: GTA 5 has stopped working Windows 10

First off, check the game’s minimum system requirements below; to ensure your PC’s standard enough to run it;

  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • HDD: 72GB free
  • CPU: Core i2 (@ 2.40GHz) / AMD Phenom 9850 (@2.5GHz)
  • GPU: AMD HD 4870 / GT 9800 (NVIDIA) – should be up-to-date.
  • Sound Card: DirectX 10-compatible
  • Internet: Broadband

If your PC meets the above requirements, you can proceed with the fix(es) below:

Solution 1: Verify cache in Steam

If you’re running the game via Steam, try the fix below:

  • Open Steam and sign in as prompted.
  • Go to the Library
  • Find and right-click the Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Select Properties, and go under the Local Files
  • Click on the Verify integrity of Game files

Relaunch game and allow Steam to do its magic! If this fails to fix the error, you can proceed.

Solution 2: Reset “Social Club”

To do this:

  • go to your Local Disk (C:);
  • open the Users folder and double-click Program Files;
  • Locate Rockstar Games folder and then open it;
  • right-click Social Club; and
  • delete it.

Relaunch the game to redownload the Social Club files. If the error persists afterwards, try the next fix.

Solution 3: Run as an admin (in compatibility mode)

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the game’s folder (under Program Files).
  • Find the exe and right-click.
  • Click Properties > Compatibility (tab).
  • Tick the Run this program in compatibility mode
  • Also check the Run this program as administrator
  • Click Apply > OK.

If the error persists, update your Visual C++ package.

Ultimately, if nothing works, you may have to contact Rockstar Games.

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