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Hello all,

Yes, I'm getting this goddam infamous HL2.exe error

I have been playing TF2 and Source based games now for months without any problems. This is with overclock and 8.12 Catalysts.

I play the game for 5 - 30 minutes, or any amount of time, and eventually I will get a HL2.exe error and crash back to the Desktop. However, sometimes my machine freezes completely with a sound-loop. I have to hard-reset. The last time I got a HL2.exe error I saw the error report and then my machine rebooted itself

I've had no problems at all in the past few months with this rig. The only thing I have done is add my 22" monitor and today I re-seated my HSF on the CPU. Temps are absolutely fine, GPU is running cool enough. Can't be a heat issue... I ran 3DMark06 several times in a row without a hitch.

Things that I have tried so far:

- Returned system to stock settings (CPU and GPU)
- Returned back to 7.12 drivers from 8.02 (using DriverCleaner)
- Updated my BIOS to latest version

I'm currently updating my Sound drivers, although I'm pretty sure they're already the latest version.

I just don't understand what's gone wrong. Its been running OC'd for months and now it won't run Source games for a prolonged period of time on stock settings??!

I appreciate any help and as a massive TF2 fan, I'm finding this rather heartbreaking
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post #2 of 18
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System is now running @ stock speeds and TF2 runs ok.

My overclock has been stable for months, how come this has now changed? When I run TF2 at 3.2Ghz and 4-4-4-12 timings (as I would usually) it now freezes and reboots

Do overclocks decide not to work after a while?!?! Bizarre.
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post #3 of 18
Is it your CPU and GPU overclocking? Try raising each seperately slowly to determine which it is. Glad you were able to fix it so you could play in the server
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I had the same issue with required hard reset. Only reinstalling steam along with all source games fixed the issue.
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post #5 of 18
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Thanks guys. I think I might just wipe Windows and re-install everything again. I haven't rebuilt since I first built my rig anyway. Might be good to have a clean start with the overclock, nice new drivers and such.

I'm sure its not a hardware fault, especially as I've had many Source game problems in the past.
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post #6 of 18
Check the Steam forums. I remember seeing a sticky there about HL2.exe crashes due to conflicts with some anti-virus programs. AVG, NOD32, and Kapersky are called out specifically.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=603853

Here's another post:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=602169
     
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Check the Steam forums. I remember seeing a sticky there about HL2.exe crashes due to conflicts with some anti-virus programs. AVG, NOD32, and Kapersky are called out specifically.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=603853

Here's another post:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=602169
Thanks e_dogg, but I've already come across those before. It unfortunately didn't resolve the issue

I appreciate your help though.
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Nertz....maybe make a post on the Steam forums then and see if one of the Valve folks can help out.
     
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post #9 of 18
I get the HL2.exe error sometimes, but apparently it is just kind of the nature of Vista and TF2 right now. I can still play most of the time without issues, so that's good enough.
    
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post #10 of 18
Every time i quit TF2 i get a HL2.exe crash error. Hope they fix this annoying bug soon but it's been here since I got TF2 in November.
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