Game freezes as soon as I start it ** I spent 8 hours yesterday trying to get it working** need help please

Every time i start the game it goes to a blue screen with loading… in the bottom right. It doesnt move from there, if i leave it for 5 seconds or 30 minutes it goes no where and i ctrl alt delete to see its not responding, when I end task I get a hl2.exe error (but not before end task).

Description:
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: hl2.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 51d6c410
Hang Signature: 7573
Hang Type: 2048
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 75731ced864d355143d6c9ad10b3491b
Additional Hang Signature 2: 5a64
Additional Hang Signature 3: 5a643e5e3ef58f1a4b0771e24dba6028
Additional Hang Signature 4: 7573
Additional Hang Signature 5: 75731ced864d355143d6c9ad10b3491b
Additional Hang Signature 6: 5a64
Additional Hang Signature 7: 5a643e5e3ef58f1a4b0771e24dba6028

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System specs through steam -


Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: 0x6
CPU Model: 0x1a
CPU Stepping: 0x5
CPU Type: 0x0
Speed: 3192 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Windows 7 (64 bit)
NTFS: Supported
Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

DirectX Driver Name:  nvd3dum.dll
Driver Version:  9.18.13.2078
DirectX Driver Version:  9.18.13.2078
Driver Date: 9 Aug 2013
OpenGL Version: 3.3
Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
DirectX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 
VendorID:  0x10de
DeviceID:  0x5ea
Number of Monitors:  2
Number of Logical Video Cards:  2
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution:  1680 x 1050
Desktop Resolution: 3120 x 1050
Primary Display Size: 23.35" x 14.57"  (27.48" diag)
                                        59.3cm x 37.0cm  (69.8cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 1792 MB
Supported MSAA Modes:  2x 4x 8x 

Sound card:
Audio device: Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi)

Memory:
RAM: 8182 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Media Type: DVD
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 600796 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 327584 Mb
OS Install Date: Dec 31 1969
Game Controller: Gamepad detected

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AC Multiclient
Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX 64-bit
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
Adobe Reader 9.5.2
AMR Player 1.3
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BattlEye for OA Uninstall
BattlEye Uninstall
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Bovada Casino
BovadaPoker
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Creative MediaSource 5
Creative Software AutoUpdate
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Creative WaveStudio 7
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Dell Getting Started Guide
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DJ Console 4-mx Manuals
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Dota 2
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EMC 10 Content
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Google Earth
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Google Update Helper
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Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
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Microsoft Application Error Reporting
Microsoft Choice Guard
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Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010
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RaidCall
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I have deleted steam deleted garry’s mod reinstalled both reinstalled game added dxlvl 81 and 70 and al that stuff -autoconfig in windows mode I have set permissions (i think) even uninstalled all my anti virus and spyware programs disabled firewalls and I just don’t know what else to do I really need some help wanna play this bad… I spent maybe a total of 10 hours trying to f igure it out yesterday and went through the first 10 pages of google of other people that had this problem and tried to fix it with their fix but hasn’t worked. any help would be great please!

Don’t do -dxlevel 80 or w/e, DirectX 8 is broken on GMod.
Try reinstalling again, but when you do, make sure you turn off Steam Cloud in Options for Garrys Mod in Steam.

Also a dump may be shown in the garrysmod folder (not garrysmod/garrysmod)
Upload it to http://dumps.metastruct.uk.to/

I turned off steam steam cloud and it still doesnt work, is there a reason to reinstall it again, I have done it atleast 10 times?

How does that website work what do I browse and upload exactly?

Thanks for reply really need all the help i can get

[editline]7th September 2013[/editline]

Well I disabled steam cloud completely in the steam options not just garry’s mod and I am reinstalling game just so we can check that off will be done shortly :slight_smile:

[editline]7th September 2013[/editline]

Ok after reinstalling it still does not work, same thing disabling steam cloud… What am I supposed to do with that website that you gave me?

[editline]7th September 2013[/editline]

Anyone else got any ideas please?

Still trying to fix it, cant find anything new if anyone has any ideas please let me know

You browse to your Steam/Steamapps/Common/Garrysmod folder and upload the Dump that’s supposed to be in there.

EDIT: I just noticed your card. Might be your GFX drivers, I heard there might be problems with 200 series cards and GMOd (heard, not confirmed)

well I have the most up to date drivers for everything I can find on my computer, I also dont see any dump files in there, what would it be called exactly?

I don’t have any dumps on my computer any more, but they should end in .dmp and start with HL2.

EDIT: If the reinstall didn’t work, try unsubscribing from all your addons, deleting them from the addons folder and then starting Gmod up.

There are no dumps at all… I dont have any addons either I have never had the game launch before

I dont know what to do anymore… I guess ask for a refund, very disappointed :frowning:

Dumps aren’t generated if you have to end the program yourself. Try putting -dxlevel 95 in your startup parameters. Nothing else in there except that.

Nope that didnt work either :frowning: