Counterstrike Source won't start.

I keep trying to play counterstrike, but each time it loads it will crash to desktop saying, HL.exe has stopped responding. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game through steam and it still does that.

I don't believe this is an issue with the half life engine because day of defeat and half life 2 death match works. I can also run team fortress 2 no problems.


I have windows 7 64bit.
GTX 260
phenom II x4 955
2x2 ddr3 gskill ram.


Anyone else have the same problem?
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  1. Maybe Because you are using Windows 7. This game was made in 2004 so there is no Windows 7 yet so I have one thing I suggest you to do:
    1. Go to the Game directory (Counter-strike Source Folder)
    2. Right click on Run_css.exe (CSS Launcher) then, properties (I'm using XP I dont know in 7) and Compatibility then 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:'
    3. Select Windows XP ( or if there is no xp select other).
    Let us see if that Works! :)
    That is the Common problems in Old Games thats running in New OS.
  2. Oh, I almost forgot If that didn't worked Make it also on Hl.exe the same way
  3. Let me know what you did and if it worked!
  4. alright so I reinstalled the game and now it works. Heh, who knows...
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