Thank you for recommending to check the game cache. I was not aware of that option. Unfortunately it did not work.
I tried a few more things today:
1.) Performed a system restore from a week ago
2.) Used a different video card (HD4870)
3.) Updated the drivers
None of them worked
I tried playing other video games and had no issues.
I also tried playing the original Black Ops from 2 years ago and it did not crash either.
However with the HD4870 I got an error message to surface that I did not before.
Loud static comes over the speakers
Then this screen surfaced:
Right now I am attempting to reinstall BLOPS2.
Steam did have an update a few days ago.
I am wondering if that created driver issues for the HD4000 and HD6000 series of video cards.