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Having some problems when starting up games

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Last response: in PC Gaming
February 25, 2010 11:25:35 AM

Hey all,
When I try to run certain games, they would start up, take up the full screen, and stay at the black screen. This mostly happens for games like Left 4 dead, Team fortress2, HL2. I'm running the legit steam games, not pirated versions . I tried updating the graphic card drivers but the same thing happens.
The thing is that this doesn't happen always, and I don't know what is causing it. Does anyone have an idea? How can I fix this?

I'm using:
Windows 7
Radeon X1950Pro


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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2010 3:09:53 AM

Might be because w7 doesnt like your old GPU, try dualbooting with XP and see if that changes anythg?
March 1, 2010 7:25:00 PM

Instead of going through the trouble of buying XP and dualbooting, you should just get a new video card, there are some good ones for pretty cheap.