black screen and cursor

hey,

I bought garrys mod on steam yesterday and I have been having a huge issue. the game starts up but I am stuck on a black screen with my cursor. I cant even get to the main menu. I have tried verifying, reinstalling(three times), and changing certain properties
I am so close to refunding this game
I would sincerely appreciate it if somebody would help me out here

thanks in advance!!!

System Specs?
Logs?
Crash Dumps?

if you would help me out here
thanks in advance!!!

Im haveing the same problem. It doesnt crash. Or no logs are made from it. And my system specs are: OS:Windows 7 Home, Processers: 2 Intel® Pentium® Cpu 2620 @ 2.60 GHz, Display card: Intel® HD Graphics Family, RAM: 6 Giggabytes