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Half Life 2 Problems

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by neil3k, 1 Aug 2006.

  1. neil3k

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,773

    Location: Bedford

    A friend has just bought HL2 and when it starts up it resets his system :confused:

    He's just bought it and its of a fairly decent spec pc and all his drivers etc are up to date any ideas?
     
  2. Scythe

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    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,338

    Control Panel - System - Advanced Tab - Startup & Recovery settings - Untick Automatically Restart.

    This should show a BSOD and give details what drivers (if any) are causing the problem
     
  3. neil3k

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,773

    Location: Bedford

    Done that and now it refuses to load got any ideas?
     
  4. Mint_Sauce

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Sep 2003

    Posts: 3,709

    Location: Manchester

    Are the motherboard drivers installed? Tried installing the latest DirectX from the Microsoft website? There are several versions of DirectX 9.0c so always best to update!

    Erm... Other than that, sounds a bit fishy. I would guess at sound card/ Graphics card drivers. You could try removing the sound card and trying another gfx card if you get desperate.

    Also, make sure any background processes are stopped. CTRL + ALT + DEL and end as many tasks as possible.