When posting a problem, please, include the following information about your computer:
Operating system (if you have XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and which Service Pack(s) is installed)
Video Graphics card type?
How much graphics memory, and is it dedicated or shared?
This information may also help to identify your problem.
If the game worked before, and have changed OS or screen settings, if your system upgraded anything (drivers, etc) then the first step is to delete the gta_sa.set file. (the gta_sa.set file is recreated at the end of each game play session. It contains OS data that may no longer be relevant)
Are you playing the game in Vista / Windows7 using Windows 98 (or XP) compatibility mode, with Administrative Privileges?
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