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Steam games starting to black screen(fixed)

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I am having an issue where certain games started in steam load to a black screen. It just hangs there until I start Task Manager after which the .exe fails. Examples of this are Just Cause 2 and Crysis 2. Some games (like king's bounty and L4D2) run fine.

ALL games were working fine until I imaged my old ssd and transferred everything to new, bigger SSD. Here are the things I've tried:

update video driver
complete reinstall video driver
validate game (all fines validated fine on all games)
rename clientregistry.blob
Run end user run time for directx (showed everything up to date and fine)
delete local content / reinstall game
delete steam entirely / reinstall steam + game
setting launch options

I'm going to try installing non steam game tomorrow and see how that goes.

I really really really do not want to reinstall Windows. Do you have any suggestions?

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I had this problem for a while. I couldn't figure it out so I just did a clean install with all my game files backed up to a second partition and that fixed it perfectly.
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verify integrity of game cache?
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I finally found the cause of this issue,and thought I would share in case anyone else encounters it.

First, I'll preface by saying I opened a steam support ticket for this 8 days ago. They JUST responded a few hours ago with "We can't help you. Please contact each games third party support". I understand them not being able to help (wasn' their problem), but taking a week for an initial response is ridiculous.

Moving onwards- I went ahead with reformat.I reinstalled drivers, steam, tested games- and everything went fine. I went ahead and reloaded all of my other applications. Problems occurred again (sorta). Crysis 2 worked fine, but JC2 still kept failing to black screen on game startup.

Basically the problem seems to be caused by some sort of conflict when applications are running that interact with the desktop. For me it was Teamviewer and EVGA precision. I stopped teamviewer running and disabled "on screen display settings" for EVGA precision. (I just use it to send data to logitech keyboard for monitoring anyway).

This has resolved my issue.
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Dude, eventhough this thread is almost 2 years old it is still very relevant! All my steam games were giving me blank screens on start-up.

I tried a but-load of tips/tricks relating to this issue but couldn't get it fixed, that was until I peaked in this thread...

I closed my EVGA PrecisionX and VIOLA: everything worked fine! biggrin.gif I will play around with my PrecisionX settings to try and achieve better compatibility...

You are a gentleman and a scholar sir! Some REP+ coming your way! smile.gif

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It is known that TeamViewer will cause black screens. I just make sure to close it before I decide to game.
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