View Full Version : GTA: SA uninstallion help (dont laugh)

09-18-2006, 04:28 PM

ok... one of my harddrives got an emergancy reformating... *dont ask*

and on it was my GTA:SA (which is awsome, i had almost completed it).... and now when i try 2 play it wont (because it is no longer on any harddrives, although it appears in the uninstall control panel place....

so i tried 2 uninstall, it wont because something is missing.... and i cant re-install because it still thinks the game is still on the computer!!!

i think that there is still some traces of the game left on my computer from before... perhaps in the regestry????


09-18-2006, 06:19 PM
yup, its in the registry....
on the run command, type regedit and i think you want H_KEY LOCAL_MACHINE (cant remember) then software then look for stuff labeled rockstar games or GTA. remember you cant break owt unless you change a value or delete it. just have a good rummage n all of the headings and if youre sure its gta, then d/l it.

09-18-2006, 07:20 PM
i did exactly as u said....
found a folder names rockstar with a sub-folder named GTA:SA
I deleted the whole thing (no other sub-folders wer ther)

then wen i tried to install it again... it did the same as last time....

i couldnt find anything else in the LOCAL_MACHINE/software that directly relates to GTA or rockstar.

anything else?

09-19-2006, 07:13 AM
since you have rid the registry of and GTA entries, you can just go ahead and delete the GTA files on your drive.

09-19-2006, 01:51 PM
its not installed on my computer. no files that i can find are...

would u like me 2 post a video of what happens?

09-19-2006, 02:00 PM
its not installed on my computer. no files that i can find are...

would u like me 2 post a video of what happens?

09-19-2006, 02:04 PM
Sorry I missunderstood your post. Did you do a full wipe, or just repair windows?

If you did a full reinstall I dont see how it could still be in "Add/Remove Programs."

09-19-2006, 02:40 PM
ok.... i hav 3 different harddrives

C: (windows)
D: (Files and other random stuff)
I: (GTA:SA + Other stuff)

I: drive got reformated without uninstalling anything.

I: drive has now been renamed G: Drive

I want to play GTA:SA but my computer still thinks it is installed

I have looked in the regestry and counldnt find anything except a folder name rockstar games which i deleted (the folder included GTA:SA)

The stupid computer still thinks the game is installed.

Any Help?

09-19-2006, 06:12 PM
you could try regcleaner, i dont know if its freeware or not. also there are some 3rd party uninstaller programs you could try, if you search on google.
heck, do a search on your hard drive for anything from "GTA" to "san andreas" to "rockstar" an see if anything coms up.

oh, yeah, and i sure hope you didnt delete registery entries for other games...

09-20-2006, 02:25 PM
ill check that out now....

and dont worry, i didnt delete other reg entries for other games

09-21-2006, 07:22 AM

thanks guys