boltgamer Feb 5, 2013 @ 9:07am
GTA IV wont launch Seculauncher failed to start application [2000] (windows 8)
I got GTA sunday and have been trying none stop to it running but when I enter in my social club info it brings up a error message. SOMEONE HELP ME!
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AJ Feb 5, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Had this same problem last time I was installing this. I fixed it by uninstalling Microsoft 2005 c++ redistributable, then redownload Microsoft 2005 c++ redistributable (just google it - first link) and reinstall it. I'm not positive that will fix your install but it fixed mine.
boltgamer Feb 5, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
thanks trying it now
AJ Feb 5, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
Should be noted that I also had Microsoft 2005 c++ redistributable Service pack 1, which you can also google and download, that I uninstalled/reinstalled. Not sure if it was needed but I did it at the time just in case, so the problem was defiantly one of those two. Also make sure you have the Games For Windows Live Client also installed already as its needed for this game. So if you don't have it, download and install it, if you do already might as well uninstall and reinstall that as well just in case.
Last edited by AJ; Feb 5, 2013 @ 1:36pm
AJ Feb 5, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
Here is a thread over at overclock that I used to fix my problem, I'll just link it so you can follow some more descriptive instructions rather than me just typing it. Post back if theres any issues - http://www.overclock.net/t/444726/how-to-fix-gtaiv-pc-seculauncher-failed-to-start-application-2000-error
againsT* #broadcast Jul 1, 2013 @ 10:45am 
Yeah, I did all of this and still get the error from securom. Don't know what else to do.
jptagman Jul 4, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
SO i figured it out by posts and such and should update pple here.
1go here
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV
2 do this
right click the ""GTAIV.exe"" |date| APPLICATION | size 15,143 |
3 (within the right click drop down slider)click on the "PROPERTIES" at the bottom of the right clicked of the gtaiv.exe
4a there are tabs at the top of the gtaiv properties window GENERAL | COMPATIBILITY | DIGITAL SIG | SECURITY | DETAILS |
b click on the COMPATIBILITY tab
5 check the box under compatibility mode and select within the drop down in compantibility mod "windows 7"

the game will work!!!!!

down below isnt need, but i also installed it before i did the above so i might help

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL this TO BE legit
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=5549
BallinxGoon Jun 19 @ 11:22pm 
Originally posted by Envy:
Should be noted that I also had Microsoft 2005 c++ redistributable Service pack 1, which you can also google and download, that I uninstalled/reinstalled. Not sure if it was needed but I did it at the time just in case, so the problem was defiantly one of those two. Also make sure you have the Games For Windows Live Client also installed already as its needed for this game. So if you don't have it, download and install it, if you do already might as well uninstall and reinstall that as well just in case.
BallinxGoon Jun 19 @ 11:23pm 
i cant find no Microsoft 2005 c++ redistributable Service pack 1 all i have is a compact pack of that
AJ Jun 20 @ 2:58pm 
Originally posted by BallinxGoon:
i cant find no Microsoft 2005 c++ redistributable Service pack 1 all i have is a compact pack of that

If you don't currently have that service pack did you try to go to the offical Microsoft website and download it? Also just in case but I'm assuming you have the Games For Windows client already downloaded and installed?
[Xen] Kento Jul 23 @ 9:13pm 
i just bought both editions for gta 4 and i was dissapointed due to he fact of me installing it twice... but i found the solution to this problem, go to the game properties and fild the local content and find the gta 4 launcher, from there right click it and run as admin and bam it works for me.
jptagman Jul 24 @ 8:12am 
what windows do you have? xp, vista, w8, w8.1?
ive tried everything here but i have seperate errors when installing Microsoft 2005 c++ redistributable and games for windows live
Letrix Dec 22 @ 6:17pm 
Open LaunchGTAIV.exe as admin
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