Please re-install DriectX and/or install the latest vdeo card driver.
I get this error every time it gets to the yellow RockStar logo.
Vista ServicePack1 Installed the latest drivers Installed DirectX numerous times. Tried the RivaTuner fix. Tried all the commands. Tried running in Windows 2000 mode and such. I've tried system restore to see if it was the graphics driver. I've tried it without the patch. Installed/Uninstalled the game four times, now. AND I'm on Steam, so.. this is really fun.
Yes. I don't think my error came from patching though, but updating/installing 'Games for Windows Live' within the game itself.
I got the error from when i was prompted to update my Games for Windows Live software from the in-game menu. After i restarted i got that message as soon as the logo showed. So i unistalled the game and Games for Windows Live software. I went to the microsft site and got latest version of Games for Windows Live and installed it before installing game again and had no problems since.