asiangodd Sep 21, 2013 @ 8:19am
GTA Windows 8 "Failed to start App already running"
Had Windows 7 a few months back and got Windows 8, 64 bit. Most of my games start fine but San Andreas will always show "Failed to start App Already running" everytime. Please help me!
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Afghan Warlord Sep 21, 2013 @ 3:04pm 
I have the same problem. When I first played I noticed that the lmb and rmb would not work. So I watched something that I thought would help. And when I play the game It says would you like this to change the game and I said yes. It just gives me the same response as you
TheRetrodude Sep 21, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
I'm using Windows 7 and I have the same problem as you. I was playing it fine this morning, but now it gives me this message tonight.
JP Sep 21, 2013 @ 7:20pm 
Reinstall the Game probably will work
Nardon Sep 22, 2013 @ 5:17am 
This is probably because compatibility mode is enabled. Go to the installation folder of San Andreas, right click on gta-sa.exe and click properties. In the compatibility tab, make sure all compatibility settings are turned off.
Grey Slayer [N7] Sep 22, 2013 @ 6:19am 
I have no problems with GTA SA und Windows 8.
Sorry =P
TheRetrodude Sep 22, 2013 @ 6:21am 
Just thought I'd put this out there, ending Steam as a process in the Task Manager and then reopening the Steam client fixes it temporarily for me. I can start up the game a few times before I need to do this again. Really wish I didn't have to go to all that trouble though.
Afghan Warlord Sep 22, 2013 @ 10:03am 
I tried to dind it but it was no where to be found
Originally posted by Nardon:
This is probably because compatibility mode is enabled. Go to the installation folder of San Andreas, right click on gta-sa.exe and click properties. In the compatibility tab, make sure all compatibility settings are turned off.
Nardon Sep 22, 2013 @ 10:51am 
Originally posted by PROFIT MURDOK:
I tried to dind it but it was no where to be found
Originally posted by Nardon:
This is probably because compatibility mode is enabled. Go to the installation folder of San Andreas, right click on gta-sa.exe and click properties. In the compatibility tab, make sure all compatibility settings are turned off.

Default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. It's in your Steam folder at least.
Der UmpaLumpa (GER) Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:40am 
Does it work on a
Windows 7 PC?
Last edited by Der UmpaLumpa (GER); Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:47am
Kris Jay Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:03am 
Originally posted by Die Bratwurscht in Person:
Does it work on a
Windows 7 PC?

Yes it does. I've been playing on Windows 7 without any problems for a couple of years.
asiangodd Sep 24, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
I have reninstalled it many times, I used to have windows 7 and it worked fine. I'll try looking at installed folers
Afghan Warlord Sep 26, 2013 @ 7:41pm 
how do i uninstall it?
Originally posted by asiangodd:
I have reninstalled it many times, I used to have windows 7 and it worked fine. I'll try looking at installed folers
Mystic Sep 27, 2013 @ 1:34am 
Windows 7 - Just installed it for the first time on this PC, and have to quit and restart Steam each time I want to play.

ERROR: app already running.

It's not, because I checked the process tree, and the program quit properly. Hopefully someone has a fix for this.
asiangodd Sep 27, 2013 @ 4:23pm 
Go to controll panel, uninstall and then find gta san andreas
Originally posted by PROFIT MURDOK:
how do i uninstall it?
Originally posted by asiangodd:
I have reninstalled it many times, I used to have windows 7 and it worked fine. I'll try looking at installed folers
Mr. Crowdy Sep 27, 2013 @ 6:46pm 
Lol
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