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"hl2.exe has stopped working" Any Ideas?

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Hey all,

Ive been getting this error for a while now about 10 or 20 mins playing any game that uses the hl2.exe it crashes to desktop with the following message showing.

"hl2.exe has stopped working"

Things ive tried:

-Reinstalling Nvidia Drivers
-Reinstalling Steam & All the Games
-System Defrag
-Chek Disk
-Cheked Game Files

I dunno why its not working

I use Vista Home Premium 64bit.
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This can be a variety of problems to be honest mate.

Have you also tried installing any chipset driver updates ?.

Have you tried running the STEAM app in XP SP2 Mode ?
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
This can be a variety of problems to be honest mate.

Have you also tried installing any chipset driver updates ?.

Have you tried running the STEAM app in XP SP2 Mode ?
How do i run the games/steam in xp sp2 mode

and yes ill update my chipset today

cheers for the input
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Right click on the shortcut and go to properties, then there is a compatiblity tab for running games in XP compatibility mode.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Right click on the shortcut and go to properties, then there is a compatiblity tab for running games in XP compatibility mode.
Thats the one.

Also When you last removed STEAM its best to delete all folders associated with STEAM and to use a registry cleaner/remover to remove any reg entries left by STEAM. This can fix this issue at times but I dont promise anything. Also are you overclocked ?

STEAM apps are really sensitive when it comes to RAM.
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