GTA V | How to Fix Infinite Loading Screen Issue on Windows PC
Grand Theft Auto V has an average Metacritic score of 90+ across all platforms it’s been released on and is currently the third best-selling game of all time, right behind Tetris and Minecraft. Still, the game itself also has many connection-related issues such as infinite loading screen and disconnections that cause players to waste a lot of money due to failed heists, missions, and business sales.
Yesterday, I was planning to complete my online story mode campaign, but I got stuck on the infinite loading screen instead. At first, I got furious when I’m unable to access the game. But, after investigating a few forums and sites, I got some practical solutions and successfully fixed the issue. Meanwhile, I think why not share those tricks with you guys? So, we are here with a complete guide on fixing the infinite loading screen issue on GTA V.
How To Fix Infinite Loading Screen Issue in GTA V on Windows PC
Sometimes, this type of issue bothered users as this is pretty frustrating. Basically, this is an error that occurs while you are trying to launch the and you are stuck into a loophole of an infinite loading screen. So, is there any fix available? Of course, many fixes are there that you can use to resolve this error. Luckily, in this article, we have mentioned all the possible fixes that you can utilize to fix the infinite loading screen issue in GTA V. So, let’s take a look at the fixes below:
Fix 1: Completely Close the Game and Rerun it.
It is the best option that you have to fix the issue. Yes, you can suspend the GTA V for a few minutes and try running the game after that. By doing this, you most probably find yourself bumped back onto the GTA V city again. So, here is the procedure that you can follow to start again playing the game.
- First of all, simultaneously press and hold the Ctrl + Alt + Del in order to run the Windows task manager application.
- Now, you can simply scroll and locate the Networking option and click on the Resource Monitor.
- After that, simply suspend your GTA V.exe file for around 1 or 2 minutes.
- Then, again rerun the game and check if the infinite loading screen gets resolved.
Fix 2: Try to Run The Game With Admin Rights
This is quite old school method but still worked in most cases. Therefore, we can recommend you try running the GTA V with admin rights. However, to do so, you have two options either you want to run the game with admin right for just that period of time, or you just wanted always to open the game with admin mode.
The choice is yours. So, for one-time access, you can locate the .exe file and right-click on it. Then, after that, simply select the Run as Administrator option. That’s it. Now, your game will be launched with admin rights. Meanwhile, if you want always to launch your game as an administrator, then follow the steps mentioned below:
- The first step is to right-click on GTA V.exe and select the Properties option.
- Then, shift to the compatibility tab and checkmark the box located in front of the Run as Administrator.
- That’s it. Now, hit the Apply option and close the window. Now, whenever you open the GTA V game, it will run as administrator.
Fix 3: Try Using Another Character Slot
Yeah! I know this looks weird, but Rockstar officials suggested this fix itself. Not only that, many users are there who have reported that after changing the character slot, the infinite loading screen issue gets fixed. To do so, you can simply load another character slot to ascertain that if the issue is with any particular character.
Fix 4: Check if the GTA Online Servers are Working
Sometimes, due to technical problems from the server’s end, this kind of issue occurs. So, you need to simply check if the game servers are down due to maintenance purposes. Now, from where you can check. There is two option available first you can check it through service status page. Or you can head towards Twitter and check if more players have been tweeted about his issue. If everything is fine, this means the error is from your side, not from the server’s end.
Fix 5: Check For Update
This is the most important thing that you need to do. You can directly hover over to your launcher and check if there is any pending update related to GTA V present. Now, check for updates by clicking on the three dots located somewhere in nearby the launch button. Although GTA V is generally updated automatically but sometimes due to network or any other technical failure, our updates are going under the pending state. So, until we do not click on the update button, it will not start downloading the updates.
Fix 6: Verify Game File Integrity
However, if you are using Steam client, then you can get this option under the library tab. Nothing to worry it’s a straightforward process. Yes, you can directly head towards the library tab and right-click on the GTA V application, and tap on the properties. Now, inside the Local files tab. Now, a new Local file tab will appear, containing several options.
You need to select the Verify the Integrity of Games Files, and that’s it now. It will verify if any damaged or infected file causes the game to be stuck on an infinite loading screen. It will not only verify the files but also repair them too. Once you are done with this, open your GTA V game and check if the infinite loading screen issue disappears. Most probably, the issue is now fixed. However, if the issue is still there in a deplorable situation, then don’t get disappointed as we have more solutions for you.
Fix 7: Reinstall the Game
If none of the tricks mentioned earlier work for you, this is the last option. Yes, you can simply uninstall the game from your launcher entirely. After that, download and install it on your PC again. Once you installed it on your PC successfully, simply reboot your PC and try rerunning the GTA V to check if the issue gets fixed. Now, for sure, the infinite loading screen issue gets fixed.
Some Bonus Tips:
- Sometimes our internet connection comes up as the main culprit for this kind of error, so you can try power-cycling your router.
- If just by power cycling, the error is not fixed, and you find that your router doesn’t provide your proper speed once you try resetting your router entirely.
- However, if you are using the overclocking on your PC while playing the game, you try to play the game by disabling it.
- Check for driver updates as sometimes an old driver may also cause various issues.
- Kill all the background processes to make sure your game gets the proper resources that it needs to run smoothly.
So, that’s all from our side. We hope you are now fixed the infinite loading screen issue of GTA V. Use the comment box and please let us know which method works for you to fix this annoying error. Nevertheless, if you still find no luck fixing this error, I personally recommend you to contact the support team (Rockstart games) and ask them to assist you in resolving it. Also, if you are new here, check out our other latest gaming guides too.