Grand Theft Auto IV

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Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) is the fourth independent GTA game published by Rockstar Games and developed by Rockstar North.

Issues[edit]

GTA IV has stopped working error[edit]

The steam version of GTA IV displays a windows error dialog when trying to play the game. The issue lies with the Windows Live ID sign-in assistant being disabled.

Solution

Simply re-enable the Windows Live ID sign-in assistant service to fix this problem.

  1. Click on Start
  2. Type in services.msc
  3. Scroll down till you see Windows Live ID sign-in assistant
  4. Right click on it
  5. Click Properties
  6. Change the Startup type to Auto
  7. Click Start
  8. Click OK
  9. Start GTA IV

Not working in Windows 8/8.1[edit]

GTA IV via Steam installs properly and you can run the social club login dialog, but the game itself will not run. This is because GTA IV relies on Games for Windows Live to run and Windows 8 does not come with that installed.

Solution

  1. Download the client: http://www.xbox.com/en-ca/LIVE/PC/DownloadClient
  2. Install it
  3. Run GTA IV