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Half Life 2 just won't work. When i try to play the game it just goes to a black screen then flashes back to desktop...
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Have you done any updates? Try reinstalling the game...or doing a syst restore back a day or 2 and see if that fixes it.
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Have you done any updates? Try reinstalling the game...or doing a syst restore back a day or 2 and see if that fixes it.
reinstalled the game, reinstalled the gpu drivers.... it doesn't want to launch. it just flashes back to the desktop.
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Try playing around with some launch options like:

-dxlevel 81
-nosound

ect. This may help, I am not sure.
    
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Try playing around with some launch options like:

-dxlevel 81
-nosound

ect. This may help, I am not sure.
it works in when i did -dxlevel 81....any reason why it won't work in direct x 9?
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uninstall, delete registry, reinstall
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it works in when i did -dxlevel 81....any reason why it won't work in direct x 9?
Registry error or directx error. I recommend installing the latest version of DirectX and seeing if that helps
    
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Registry error or directx error. I recommend installing the latest version of DirectX and seeing if that helps
Direct x 9.0c comes with xp home pro sp2
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Direct x 9.0c comes with xp home pro sp2
Not the latest release Download and install the latest release.
    
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Not the latest release Download and install the latest release.
The improvements beyond direct x 9.0c are minuminal.
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