I don't understand this problem...

**This was my last option. I have nothing left I can think of to fix this. I have tryed everything. I don’t know how to explain this so i made screen shots of it.

When I start Garry’s mod, it works just fine. As shown here. (It won’t let me post pics so I uploaded them to my account on piccasa)**


**And then when It loads the start screen/menu it goes black, which you don’t need a picture for that. Then comes back with the start menu loaded.

I click start new game and… pretty much just select a map. (But the pop up menus seem a bit darker then usual)

It shows the big blue G and the loading bar just fine for about 2 seconds then it goes black again. But comes back as this.(I don’t think you like clicking and opening new tabs alot sorry.)**


Then back to a black screen. But when the game finnaly loads I get this.


It was working fine when I bought it but a week later this was happening. My HDR is off so the brightness is something else. I left the game on its original settings when I played it. And when I play Multiplayer It crashes when it says “Retrieving server info” I don’t know what to do.

I think it does run on Intel graphics card, cause I was playing it just fine. And I know I bought it, so I don’t think this is gmod pirate trick.

Microsoft Windows XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Dell Latitude D610
Intel® Pentium® M
Processor 1.86GHz
1.86 GHz, 1.49 GB of Ram.

I don’t know if you would need all that info.
Here’s the DxDiag.

Time of this report: 7/24/2011, 14:00:56
Machine name: HQW2Q7WP81
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Latitude D610
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel® Pentium® M processor 1.86GHz
Memory: 1528MB RAM
Page File: 830MB used, 2592MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode.

Thanks! If there is no one who knows how to fix this then that’s almost 20 bucks down the drain. Because I gave my Grandmother 20 bucks to use here credit card and she had no change. I am only 14 so i have no credit.

[editline]24th July 2011[/editline]

No one? I could real use the help. I already reinstalled it allot more then 3 times, even steam.

your pics don’t show up…use photobucket

Old OS, low CPU, bad memory?
Or integrated video card from intel?
I guess it is because of video card, tho intel makes terrible ones, even minecraft crashes sometimes on them.
You need something with from ATI(Now AMD) or Nvidea cards to run Gmod, with no problems, tho it very possible that it crashes due to problems with some video things.
Or it just XP ruins everything. Install Windows 7, it much better in compatibility with new games and games in general.

Also an option to update video drivers, it may help.