GTA5.exe Suspended, how to fix?
Hello there, I'm not actually a modder but you lot have a good technical understanding of this game so I think you can help me. I was playing GTA Online yesterday but after getting stuck in a loading loop i closed the game to restart, when I went to rejoin I got an error message saying an instance of gta 5 was already running. I assumed my character was still logged in and as such left it for the night, later on I found it was actually the GTA5.exe file suspended in the task managers details area preventing my login, and I tried to end task. Access Denied, tried command prompt and windows Resource Monitor, no such luck. I am the sole account and admin on this PC, so I assume that Rockstar just outright stops you from messing with it. its still there after I restart and I even unistalled the game, STILL THERE. I need to find out how to get rid of this without wiping my computer, mostly cause I have a ton of stuff on here i dont want to lose and I kinda dont trust backing things up right now. You folks have spent years modding this game, how the hell do I fix this?
Imgur links to some screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/V2fafRr
One possible way is to remove gta5.exe not completely delete, then restart PC and get exe back when start the game. If launcher can be online then go to the C: documents find Rockstar Game fold and delete the launcher fold. Close the game completely and try it again. This may be helpful.
I assume that Rockstar just outright stops you from messing with it
No, you assume wrong. Welcome to the world of windows. Im assuming you know how to end a task, but i don't understand why it didn't work or why rebooting didn't work. Uninstalling is not the right option.
Try this. Sign out of windows, sign back in as same user.
I guarantee if that doesn't work it's a case of demonic possession.
@JohnFromGWN If that doesn't work, open CMD as admin and type taskkill /f /im GTA5.exe (Why are we replying a problem that occurred a year ago?)
@LyKx The post is indeed a necropost, I didn't check the date on the original, just the one that was 2 days old caught my eye in error.