QUOTE(Weasel @ May 12 2008, 10:28 PM) [snapback]1434827[/snapback]
Delete the gta_sa.set file from your user files folder.
I tried your suggestion and that did not fix the problem. I have uninstalled and re-installed about 6 times now. I went
back and restored the system from 5/9/2008 also. I do not think that the games uninstaller does a proper job of uninstalling
the game. I don't think it removes the game from the registry and I am beginning to think that the problem lies in the
registry and I will look around in there but I am very wary about making any changes or deletions. I can't see why it will work up to
loading a game and bomb half way through the load. I completely removed all user files and backed up my game saves and my
user track shortcut files. The only thing it should have to do is load a new game starting from square 1. It can't even do that.
It still hangs half way through the load. I have no idea where it get the new game date from but it must be somewhere in the
program files since the user file folders are all empty. Yep I bet that Image editing program wasn't compatible with the Vista OS
and it messed up something in the system. I would have thought that a system restore would restore all system files though. I
do not know if system restore restores the registry to the date of the restore point. I still think the trouble is in the registry.
I remember the good old DOS days when there was no registry, but there were a bunch of other game problems like sound
and video card configuration. Shit this is giving me a headache.
I tried some other games I play and thank god they still work ok.
Thanks Weasel. If you hear about a similar problem let me know. I am going to go back and play Doom 3 for a while now. I will
continue to check this forum from time to time.
Ciao! - Eddie