First Time User in FiveM, not launching

GTA V version? Newest, just downloaded
Up to date? Yes, just installed
Legit or Pirate copy? Legit
Steam/CD/Social Club? Steam
Windows version? 10
Did you try to delete caches.xml and try again? How is this possible?
Error screenshot (if any)
System specifications
ASRock B250 Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel B250 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards
Intel Boxed Core I5-6400 FC-LGA14C 2.70 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA
16 GB DDR4 Corsair Vengance
MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT DirectX 12 RX 5600 XT GAMING MX 6GB 192-Bit GDDR6 PCI
What did you do to get this issue? Just tried launching FiveM
What server did you get this issue on? None, just attempted to launch FiveM
CitizenFX crash zip file
CitizenFX.log file
.dmp files/report IDs

If an issue with starting:
GTA V folder screenshot
GTA V/update/x64/dlcpacks screenshot
Filepath to FiveM folder
FiveM client folder screenshot Need to know where this may be located.
Which antivirus/firewall software are you using? Where can I see this? I know I have a few for different games as they are required.
**Did you try to disable/uninstall your Anti-virus?**How is this possible?

Also add what you already tried so far.

Apologies for such a NOOB post, but maybe its me not understanding.

Just would like to know the process on running FiveM on steam. I assumed you just launch FiveM.

Thanks for any help. If there are other threads I should be looking into please tag them here so I can educate myself… lol.


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What happens and doesn’t happen when you try to launch?

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this is the message I get


nothing happens, I just receive this error message.


[Window Title]
FiveM Error

[Main Instruction]
FiveM has encountered an error

Timed out while waiting for ROS/MTL to clear launch. Please check your system for third-party software (antivirus, etc.) that might be interfering with ROS.
If asking for support, please attach the log file from the ‘Save information’ button.

[^] Hide details [Save information] [Close]

[Expanded Information]
Crash signature: ros-patches-five.dll+884B8
Report ID: si-927b5e5580fd4f6581f5bef544a7eb2c
You can press Ctrl-C to copy this message and paste it elsewhere.


Are you using any antivirus other than Windows Defender?

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Im having same issues


Me to i have tried everthing now…


ok thank you


The same thing happens to me, what can I do?


You can do what the message says:


Link to my post with screenshots of errors, logs etc: “Timed out while waiting for ROS/MTL to clear launch” Error when running FiveM - FiveM Client Support - Community
(Screenshot of my Exclusions list at bottom)

I have a fix! Basically for me every time I open GTAV normally windows asks for permission. FiveM basically has a stroke when this happens and gives this error, to pass this I went into settings as follows…

Windows Security -> Virus and Threat protection -> (under virus and threat protection settings click) manage settings -> (scroll down to exclusions) add or remove exclusions

Now what I first tried was adding FiveM to the list, in my case the FiveM.exe was located at C:\users\riotr\appdata\local\fivem\fivem.exe
(make sure to add this file to the exclusion list as a start.

For me that didn’t work so I then tried adding GTA5.exe to the list (note that I bought my copy off Epic Games, this process should work for all since it’s a windows problem and not a gta problem.)

My game was found at: D:\GTAV\GTA5.exe

Also make sure to add this to the list as this is what fixed it for me :smiley:

If this didn’t work I also watched this video on cleaning up C drive, not sure if this would help but I did this too prior to adding GTA to the exclusion list: (12) How to Clean C Drive In Windows 10 (Make Your PC Faster) - YouTube


Did you by any chance have Windows Defender’s ‘Ransomware protection’ enabled?


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That’s odd. I can’t think of any other setting that’d prompt to allow even base GTA V.

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i have the same problem what i can to do

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