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Hi, I have an unfixable error with this. When I tried to load Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, it just froze. When I "Task Ended" it, I got the error. Yes, it is only those two. My other games works perfectly. What seems to be the problem?
 

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Hi GoSuNi.
Have you followed the steps listed here?
If so, please list your full system specs.
Also, are you using a 32bit OS or 64bit? Lastly, at what point are the games freezing? Do you manage to get to the Loading... screen?
 

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Please do what Tiber Septim asked.

Do the other games on Steam work fine?
I would run steam.exe as administrator.

find steam.exe in your steam folder
right click on it
properties
compatibility (tab)
run as administrator.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
I am using a Windows Vista: Home Edition 32-bit

Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180
Motherboard: Asus MS1C86R71605424
GPU: PNY Nvidia 9800GT
RAM: 3GB
Hard Drive: 500GB

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When I double click on Half-Life 2 or Half Life 2: Lost Coast, I get a black screen with a loading mouse symbol in the middle. It just froze there. There was no loading screen or a Valve Logo, it just froze immediately.

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Yes, I do have other games in Steam (20+ in Steam). I ran as adminstrator just like you told me to and it did nothing.
 

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I assume you installed the latest DirectX 9.0c?

Open up Steam and go to the 'My Games' tab. Right click on HL2 and select 'Properties'.
Click 'Set Launch Options...'.
Type -sw and press 'Ok', then try running the game.
This will force the game to run in windowed mode. I have heard that some Steam games had trouble running fullscreen in Vista.
 
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