Grand Theft Auto V: How to Resolve Social Club Error

This guide contains solutions for error codes related to the Rockstar Games Launcher.

The Social Club failed to load due to an incomplete installation (error code 0)


Error Code 0 & 1


When attempting to start the game, Rockstar Games Social Club will claim to install pre-requisites and run updates, but will ultimately fail and repeat error code 0 on each launch.

Step 1

The first step is to navigate to:

Settings (Win+I) > Privacy & security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings > Manage settings

Once you have navigated Virus & threat protection settings, simply turn Real-time protection OFF. This will be re-enabled later on.

Step 2

Now Real-time protection is disabled, it’s time to navigate to the Rockstar Games folders. The folders should be located on the same drive the game is installed on.

  • Folder 1 is located in D:/Program Files
  • Folder 2 in D:/Program Files (x86)
  • Folder 3 in This PC > Documents

NOTE: If your game is installed on a different drive, simply replace D:/ with the appropriate drive.

Step 3

Now you must allow all Groups and User Names Full Control in the Security panel.

  • Right-click each Rockstar Games folder
  • Properties
  • Security
  • Click any Group or User Names and press Edit
  • Go through each Group/User Name and grant them Full Control, including any other checkable Allow permissions
  • Once done (for each folder in the aforementioned paths), press Apply then OK.
Step 4

Launch the Rockstar Games Launcher. It should now load and present you with a login screen and once the information has been entered the game will start.

Now you must go back to Virus & threat protection settings and re-enable Real-time protection.

Thanks to Voxiom for his excellent guide, all credits belong to his effort. if this guide helps you, please support and rate it via Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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