It’s been happening for a couple of months now. I reinstalled Garry’s Mod. I cleaned up my entire GMod file of addons. I formatted my hard drive and backed up my old GMod folder. I copied that folder and put it in /steam/steamapps/darkglados/garrysmod. And it’s still screwing up! And after that happens, absolutely no game that is called “hl2.exe” will start up. I look in my Task Manager and I see the process, but the game doesn’t start up. I mean, earlier, when I had my hard drive formatted but the old GMod folder not copied, it worked. But then when I copied it, same thing. Rebooting doesn’t do anything. Nor does cleaning up my GMod file AGAIN.
Please tell me anything that could possibly help me. I appreciate anything at this point.
I have this exact same problem, only it’s my HL2DM and GMod not starting up. I tried literally everything, even trying vanilla GMod. No luck. I formatted Windows, GMod works fine when I reinstall Steam, but after 2 or 3 startups the cursor shows the glowing ring for a few seconds and then just turns into a normal cursor.
Skidmarks, I can honestly say that I have also tried that multiple times. The thing is, I have to reformat my PC everytime and reinstall Steam to make GMod work, which it does for 2-3 startups then after that when I try to run it again, my cursor turns into a ring and just stops. “hl2.exe” is sitting in the Task Manager but it’s not even going fullscreen. And I checked, no error dumps in my GMod folder as well.