[HELP] hl2.exe has stopped working

Everytime I run Garry’s Mod, it closes when I am on the first loading screen.

Can anyone help me? I really want to play GMod for the first time.

Post your PC specs and a screenshot of the error

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JOEL-PC
User Name Joel

Motherboard:
CPU Type Unknown, 1600 MHz (4 x 400)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 1014 MB
BIOS Type AMI (12/28/07)

Display:
Video Adapter Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family (320 MB)
Video Adapter Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family (320 MB)
Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB]

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel® 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller
IDE Controller Intel® ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
SCSI/RAID Controller Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Disk Drive FUJITSU MHY2080BH (74 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K17A ATA Device
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 38158 MB (1401 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 36657 MB (15705 MB free)
Total Size 73.1 GB (16.7 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter (192.168.1.68)
Modem TOSHIBA Software Modem

Peripherals:
Printer HP PSC 1400 series
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835 [NoDB]
USB2 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836 [NoDB]
USB2 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A [NoDB]
USB Device Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
Battery Microsoft AC Adapter
Battery Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

Problems & Suggestions:
Problem Disk free space is only 4% on drive C:.

I’m getting this error now. I tried the -dxlevel 81 solution, now this is happening.

http://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/14/66/32/49/gmod_s10.jpg

Tried restarting Steam/your PC?

I’ve had this error before and restarting fixes it.

Although you are using integrated graphics, which are not supposed to be used for games.

I’ve fixed that SteamStartup error now.

I can play games with my graphics card, since I have GTA San Andreas on my PC.

I’ve got the same card, except it’s 358 MB of memory in it. Yeah it sucks, but the reason I can run games on it is because I have 4 GB of system memory and two CPU’s at 2 GHz each. Really I get an average of 20-30 FPS in source games.

Also OP, 1GB of memory?

Are you talking to me? If you are, I have got 1GB or so left.