Won't load- Particles take long as hell.

When I open up Garry’s Mod, the blue loading bar seems to go very slowly when it’s loading particles, and then it just stops when it reaches a blood particle. Any idea?

Mine stops at fire. Cant go any farther.

Delete all of the particles in the particles folder and launch. See if that works.

I left it like that for 2 hours after I gave up on it for the fifth time, and when I came back, it was done.
I guess it takes a really long time.

Its mainly because the 1st startup of garrys mod on a new computer takes some time, yours, however, took longer.

I’ve played over 2000 hours on this computer… So the ‘on a new computer’ theory is out of the window.