How to Fix GTA V “Error Code: 107” in Windows?

The Error Code 107 is one of the oldest issues that Rockstar is still unable to fix for GTA V. This problem mainly occurs during online sessions but can also happen during single-player. The error is exclusive to PC.

Fixing the GTA V error code 107
Fixing the GTA V error code 107

This error code is almost always caused by modified GTA V installation files. In most cases, you’ll see this error when dealing with file corruption caused by previously installed mods. This might also be caused by an outdated graphics card driver. 

Follow the next methods to see how to fix Error Code 107 on GTA V:

1. Remove mods

The first thing you should do when you encounter the error code 107 in GTA V is to remove the mods that you’ve previously installed. One of the reasons that cause this issue is the mods that are being detected inside the GTA V directory. When detected, the game often crashes because it can’t work properly due to the unknown files.

Note: If you are playing the clean (Vanilla) version of GTA V and are sure that you haven’t installed any mods, you can skip this method and go to the next one.

Next, verify the game file integrity and see if GTA V launches normally.

Here is a guide that will show you exactly how to remove the mods:

  1. Start by going to the GTA V directory folder. Open the File Explorer and search for it, then open it.
  2. Once inside the main GTA V folder, look carefully at the next image and compare the files from your folder to the ones in the image below. 
    Example of a 'clean' GTA V folder
    Example of a ‘clean’ GTA V folder
  3. Delete all the files that are located in your folder and can’t be seen in the image above.
  4. Once you’ve deleted the problematic files, proceed by deleting the highlighted files from this picture:
    Deleting some game files that might be problematic
    Deleting some game files that might be problematic
  5. When you are done with that, the last thing to do is verify the game’s cache. Open the Rockstar Games Launcher and click on the Settings button in the top right corner.
    Opening the Settings menu of the Rockstar Games Launcher
  6. Right under the My installed games on the left side of the screen, you should be able to see the Grand Theft Auto V game. Click on it, then click on Verify integrity.
    Verifying the game’s cache using the Rockstar Games Launcher

    Note: If you have the game on a different launcher, follow the specific way of verifying the integrity. 

  7. When the verification is complete, and the deleted files have been replaced with healthy equivalents, run the game and play it to see if the error still occurs.

In case you still see the error code 107 when trying to play GTA V, check the next method below.

2. Delete non-essential files from the GTA V directory

The next method you can try to fix this issue is to delete some non-essential files from the GTA V documents. These specific files represent local game settings stored inside your computer. Sometimes these files can become corrupted, which can cause the game crashing issue.

Note: If you are worried that deleting these files will affect your game, you need to know that it won’t cause any problems. The only thing is that you will probably have to change some in-game settings that were changed after deleting those files.

So, in this case, you must go to the documents of your GTA V and access the Profiles folder. You need to see the cfg.dat’ and pc_settings.bin’ files. Delete these files, and the problem should be fixed afterward.

Here are the steps that you need to follow to do this:

  1. The first thing you need to do is to open File Explorer. There are many ways to do this; one of the easiest is to use the taskbar search option.
  2. Once inside the File Explorer, look on the left side of the screen for Documents. When you find this folder, access it.
    Inside the File Explorer accessing the Documents folder
    Inside the File Explorer access the Documents folder
  3. Now you need to search the Rockstar Games folder. Select it when you find it.
  4. After that, search for the GTA V folder and access it, then double-click on the Profiles folder.
  5. Once you are inside this folder, you can see many files. You must search for the cfg.dat’ and pc_settings.bin’ files.
    Inside the Profiles folder removing the specific files
    Inside the Profiles folder remove the specific files
  6. Now select both files and make sure to delete them.
  7. Once they are deleted, you can close the File Explorer and run the game to see if the crashing issues still occur.

If the error code 107 still appears when playing GTA V, even after doing this, check the next and last method.

3. Update the GPU drivers

The last thing you should do in this situation is to ensure that your GPU updates are up to date. This can cause error code 107 and many other problems affecting GTA V and your PC.

All you have to do is to make your computer automatically search for the latest available graphics card. If the scan finds available updates, install them, and the issue should be resolved.

In case you don’t know how to do this, here is a guide that will show you the exact steps:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box, type “devmgmt.msc” in the search bar, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
    Opening the Device Manager using a Run dialog box
    Opening the Device Manager using a Run dialog box
  2. Once you’re in the Device Manager, look for the Display Adapters and then expand the drop-down menu when you find it.
  3. Now, you need to right-click on the dedicated GPU you are using and click on Update driver.
    Updating your graphics card from the Device Manager
    Updating your graphics card from the Device Manager
  4. Once you’ve done that, click Search automatically for drivers and wait for the scan to finish so you can see if there are any updates you can install.
    Scanning for available graphics card drivers
    Scanning for available graphics card drivers
  5. If the scan finds updates for your graphics card, you can install them by following the instructions that show up on your screen.
  6. After the updates have been installed, the only thing left is running GTA V and playing to see if the error code 107 still appears.

Note: If the Device Manager couldn’t find any available GPU updates, you could also try your GPU manufacturer’s proprietary tool to see if it can find any missing updates for your specific graphics card model:

GeForce Experience – Nvidia 
Adrenaline – AMD 
Intel Driver – Intel 

Kamil Anwar
Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.
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