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When ever I try to load HL2, it gives me a black screen with the hourglass mouse, and the harddrives start making a ****load of noise, but it just hangs there. I have played HL2 before, and it never took this long (I have never played it on my current Windows instalation, however). What do you guys recomend?
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Seems to me like you have a corrupted space on your HDD, this happens after about 5 or so years, HDD lose there magnetism and they start to lose data. So it could be that it keeps trying to find it by rapidly searching (making alot of noise) , or simply your hard drives going bad. Whatever the case try a defrag. then scan for any viruses, thats all I can think of at the moment, good luck.

PS. In the future wait 24hrs before bumping
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...and please do a backup of your precious data ASAP.
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Assuming you've never had a problem with Steam and your account, if its not the hard-drive, its most definately the optical drive.

I'd uninstall and reinstall (even though I hate doing that route).
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Yup, what Syrillian said haha, just to be on the safe side.
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Originally Posted by lenzo View Post
Assuming you've never had a problem with Steam and your account, if its not the hard-drive, its most definately the optical drive.

I'd uninstall and reinstall (even though I hate doing that route).
...and why would the optical drive be causing problems for a game that doesnt install from a CD?

Ill try degragging and reinstalling HL2.
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