So I just put Garry’s Mod on my computer for the first time (It’s been on my other computer for about 3 years plus Gmod 9…). Anyway I started up a game on CSS and ran around a bit. Then I got on Garry’s Mod, which worked perfectly fine, I then went ahead and installed the latest Phoenix SVN and loaded it up again.
Here’s where my problems may have started, now I stated earlier that I only have Garry’s Mod and CS:S installed, well being the dumbass I am I spawned the jalopy just to see what would happen. To my surprise it worked perfectly and nothing really seemed out of place.
Anyway after this I went and played something else (non-steam, probably CoD:WaW). So when I came back later and tried running Gmod, I was greeted by the usual “Preparing to launch Garry’s Mod” window, but nothing happened.
Since then Garry’s Mod has been like this every time I try running it, either not doing anything at all or flashing a blank “HL2” window up for a split second. I have searched everywhere for an answer on Google but found nothing, and the Steam Help page wasn’t any help either, I’ve tried reinstalling Gmod, windows updater, lots of stuff… nothing seems to work.
If this helps I am running Vista 64-bit on a Phenom II x4 processor with an Nvidia GTS 250 GPU and ASUS M4A78T-E mobo. I can run any other Steam and non-Steam application (even 32-bit) just fine, this is th e only issue I have come across thus far.
And Windows 7 is not an option for quite a while (last two times I tried it got corrupted) so I hope there is a fix for Vista…