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GTA 5 – Rockstar Games Launcher Not Responding (Fix)

When you run GTA 5 on your PC, Rockstar Games Launcher is loading (Connecting to Rockstar Games Services), then it does not respond and freezes (won’t launch)? I have listed all the solutions I found about this problem. I recommend that you follow all the steps carefully.

How to Fix the Rockstar Games Launcher Issue?

Method #1

  • Firstly, you should uninstall the Rockstar Games Launcher & Rockstar Social Club (On Windows 10, you can find it, Settings > Apps > App & Features)
  • After that, navigate to C:\Users\*YourUserName*\Documents\
    or C:\Users\*YourUserName*\OneDrive\Documents\
  • Rename or delete the Rockstar Games folder. Back up before deleting!
  • Now, install the Rockstar Games Launcher.

That’s all. If it still won’t launch, try next methods.

Method #2

  • On Windows 10, go to Settings > Apps > App & Features
  • Find the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable x86. Uninstall it.
  • Go to the folder where the GTAV is installed.
  • Open the Redistributables folder.
  • Install the vcredist_x86 in the VCRed folder.

Method #3

Verify the GTA V’s files.

  • Go to the Steam library
  • Right-click on the Grand Theft Auto V, go to Properties.
  • Go to the LOCAL FILES tab
  • Press the VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES button.
verify

Method #4

Move the installation folder of GTA 5 to local disk C.
Steam library > Right-click on Grand Theft Auto V > Properties > Local Files > Move Install Folder

Method #5

Update all of your drivers (GPU, Audio, Network) and operating system.


These were all the solutions that worked. As a last resort, you need to factory (hard) reset or reinstalling the Windows. If you find a better solution let us know too.

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CHOPPERGIRL
CHOPPERGIRL
12 days ago

We’re not using Windows 10, we’re using Windows 7… the operating system that was current when this game was released.

Grateful
Grateful
19 days ago

Thanks very much

rakesh Handa
rakesh Handa
1 month ago

Where can I find social club ?

John Robson
John Robson
1 month ago

Thankyou for the help above to install rockstar launcher all good

ahmed
ahmed
1 month ago

thank you very much

David
David
1 month ago

This article helped me. Now the Launcher is working as it should. Thanks a lot!

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