GTA San Andreas Vista Crash / Freeze fix – How to

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GTA San Andreas has a problem running in Windows Vista where the mouse suddenly freezes. This would then cause the game to freeze. The only solution then to get out of the game would be to restart the computer. After gettting a lot of crashes, I finally decided to find a fix for this bug.

Many websites ask you to run the game under compatibility mode. I tried this but it didnt seem to help much. For those who want the try it, do the steps below. The real fix is given after these steps.

How to run a program in Compatibility Mode

  1. Right click the executable and click the Properties option.
  2. Select the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select the Run This Program in Compatibility Mode option.
  4. From the drop-down list, choose the operating system Win XP.
  5. Select the option to run the program as an administration.
  6. Click OK.

Now for the actual fix for this bug. The reason GTA 3 crashes is because of the Windows Event Logger. We neeed to disable the Event Logger to stop the game from freezing.

How to use disable Windows Event Logger to Fix GTA  San Andreas mouse freeze
1 ) Press the start button and type services in the run box

2 ) If the UAC popup appears, press continue.

3 ) This will bring up the Services window. Click on the Services Tab.

4) Find Windows Event Log in the list of services and double click it.

5) Under Statup Type, choose Disabled and Click OK.

6) Restart your computer and enjoy playing GTA.

Leave a comment below if this helped you.

GTA San Andreas Vista Crash / Freeze fix – How to
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Alfred M :Alfred is a Pilot & Tech blogger from Bangalore, India. He has worked with DSL providers like AOL, SBC, Verizon & Covad as a tech specialist. Currently he is pursuing a career in aviation.