Getting game crashes? Can’t launch FiveM? Or maybe running into some more obscure issue? Find the most common issues here.
I crash when playing on a server
Crashes are fairly often related to a server-specific issue. To make sure your crash isn’t related to a specific server, it is advised to join the vanilla FiveM server. If that server works without your issue, we recommend you to contact the server owners of the server where you’re experiencing crashes on. Otherwise, read on.
I’ve been banned on a server
FiveM is not responsible for what you do on servers, or what server admins do to you. If you believe you’ve been falsely banned from a server, contact the server owners. FiveM can and will not provide support for this matter.
I’ve been globally banned from FiveM
That’s unfortunate, don’t cheat.
If you believe you’ve been falsely banned, please reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org with potential reasons
that you might have been incorrectly banned.
Please note that FiveM forum moderators or staff in the FiveM discord can not assist you with this ban.
Could not find game executable
CitizenFX.ini file within your FiveM Application Data and make sure it is
pointing to the correct path. Open the file with a text editor like Notepad and edit the path to your GTA V installation
FiveM is already installed
After you installed FiveM, you don’t need to use the same FiveM.exe file anymore. Use the shortcut from your Windows start menu. Press the Start button on your taskbar and look for FiveM there.
If you uninstalled FiveM by deleting the shortcut, you might have to uninstall FiveM properly.
Game cache outdated
Yes if the dialog asks
Do you wish to continue?. If you get an error like
DLC files are missing, make sure
your game is up to date by following the instructions in the dialog. Also, make sure your
CitizenFX.ini points to
the correct GTA V installation. You can find that file within your FiveM application data.
Error generating ROS entitlement token
Certain antivirus vendors are known to block FiveM for unknown reasons. Disable your antivirus and try again.
Error loading component xyz.dll
Delete caches.xml from your FiveM application data folder. If there is no such file, delete the entire application data folder and run FiveM again.
Stuck on ‘We’re getting there and it will be worth the wait’
Often caused by aggressive antivirus settings. Disable your antivirus and try again.
Stuck on a rotating splash screen
Stuck on a black screen
This is a common issue with certain NVIDIA drivers. Stay patient, it takes a minute to load. This often happens to other games too.
Stuck on a colored background but no menu
This happens on specific older AMD laptop GPUs. Unfortunately, this is caused by CEF and not by FiveM. Once the issue has been fixed in CEF, FiveM will be updated too.
FiveM uninstalls itself after running it!
This is most likely your antivirus software removing FiveM. Unfortunately some antivirus vendors falsely flag FiveM,
and remove some (or even all) FiveM files as a precaution. You can safely ignore any warnings about this.
Click here for more info on how to disable your antivirus.
Help! I can’t find my issue here!
We are more than happy to help you out! If you’re running into crashes or freezes, please post your issue on our forums. Provide as much detail as you can, that will make it easier for everyone to help you. For all other issues, you are more than welcome to join our Discord and have a chat with us.