Changing premissions problem

well i tried to play gta iv it doesn't work i discover later the problem is a restriction/permission problem so try to change premissions to full control for the whole hard disk but when i try to apply the setting it says access is denied

Please Help Even Though I'm A Complete Tech Newbie

P.S I might've posted in the wrong catergory/sub-catergory
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  1. Are you an administrator on your system? You need to be in order to install the game.
  2. Well im the only user so yes
  3. Then you should not have to change any permissions after installing in order to play the game properly.

    Where did you get the game?

    Also, what are the specs for your system?
  4. Steam
  5. awesome x42 said:

    Understood. I would re-download the game. It may have gotten corrupted during the download/install process. Oddly enough, this does happen from time to time.

    So, what are the specs for your system?
  6. Some dxdiag information is below but just so you can read it quick(pease forgive the crappiness)

    OS:Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
    Motherboard:Gigabyte 970A-D3
    CPU:AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six Core
    Graphics Card:Nvidia Geforce GTS450
    RAM:8 Gigs

    System Information

    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: GA-970A-D3
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 8168MB RAM
    Page File: 3287MB used, 13047MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

    Display Devices

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTS 450
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1245&SUBSYS_35231458&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 4050 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 978 MB
    Shared Memory: 3071 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 960 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: BenQ FP222W (Digital)
    Monitor Model: unknown
    Monitor Id: BNQ76F2
    Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.954Hz)
    Output Type: DVI
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.1054 (English)
    Driver Version:
    DDI Version: 11
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 11/10/2012 03:46:00, 18039264 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-5105-11CF-F673-2E151CC2C435}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x1245
    SubSys ID: 0x35231458
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Driver Strong Name: oem15.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section022:\ven_10de&dev_1245
    Rank Of Driver: 00E02001
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
  7. Not a bad rig. Should run the game.

    Did you try re-downloading the game?

    Also, when is the last time you performed a full virus and malware scan?
  8. sorry for being i guess away for a bit so now all of a sudden it works well atleast the social club login screen so thanks i guess?

    UPDATE: when i try to log in It comes up with an error saying "GTA IV FATAL ERROR: XnetStartup failed - please re-boot your system and/or re-install the game 10093" so il update you (once Again) to see if it actually works after restarting

    Well It Just Comes up with an error saying "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. you may not have appropriate permissions to access this item"
  9. Do you know what file location is trying to be accessed?
  10. i think steam tries to access the directory of where the "applications" and data folders are (steamapps/common/grand theft auto iv/ GTA IV)
  11. It looks like it is trying to access a folder that doesn't exist to me. If you installed from an administrator account and are trying to access from the same account, permissions should not be an issue.

    Also, when is the last time you performed a full virus and malware scan?
  12. Rarely Since All i find is tracking cookies
  13. I suggest you run a full scan with Malwarebytes (get it at Just use the free edition. Delete everything it finds.

    Also, run a full scan with your anti-virus program (make sure it is updated).

    Do you have issues with any other games or applications?
  14. So did a full scan for both my AV and malwarebytes came up with a few trojans so diffrence in launching the game
  15. Go to think link for some info. I recommend you run the Windows System File Checker now. Windows can repair many issues this way.
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