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i have tried to startup half life 2 and episode 2 over 200 times and every single time right before it gets to the menu it says reference memory could not be read. memtest passed without any errors. i have latest video drivers.

any ideas?


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verify the game in steam. might be corrupt somehow.
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verify the game in steam. might be corrupt somehow.
okay just finished and it said verified successfully. and game still gives out that error.
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i tried all those and didn't help at all i have a feeling is because i don't have enough ram
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post #6 of 9
I get that error when the game stops responding and I forcekill the task. Steam restart usually works for me.
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I get that error when the game stops responding and I forcekill the task. Steam restart usually works for me.
that doesn't work for me man this hasn't been my week at all.

overclocking and underclocking does nothing my temps are well below the limit cpu is 17C idle and 27 Load. and
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have you tried reinstalling the game?
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have you tried reinstalling the game?
yes still throws out the error
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