Gmod freezing on loading screen

I am having a problem with my garrys mod.

Pc specs:

4gb ddr2
ati 4850 1gb
windows 7 64bit.

The problem i am finding is that when ever i launch gmod through steam or fromt he icon in steam folders i get to the screen of a man holding the phys gun looking away from the screen and the loading img in the bottom right corner and no further than that. The only way to get out is to crlt alt del and end process or restart. I am on the latest version of gmod also. Prior to this i had searched on google for a fix and found as when launching the program from folder i also received the message “setup file ‘gameinfo.txt’ doesn’t exist in subdirectory ‘hl2’. Check your-game parameter or VCONFIG setting.”


put that file in your garrysmod/garrysmod folder and then try again.

And if that doesn’t help, just wait 15-20 minutes while it’s loading. Last time I played GMod it tended to do that.

Try opening steam, right-click on garrysmod then go to properties. Type in ‘-dxlevel 80’

Make sure:
[li]You didn’t have it pirated
[/li][li]You have HL2 properly installed
[/li][li]You have Half Life 2.

If you still have problems, Re install Garry’s mod.