HL2 crash

I have an

HP EliteBook 8540p
2.00 GB RAM
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit system
105 GB Free (294 GB Total)
NVIDIA NVS 5100M
Total available graphics memory 1752 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.17.12.6128
Primary monitor resolution 1600x900
DirectX version DirectX 10

As I am playing portal 1 and hl2.exe crashes. I was only able to play until the 3rd level and it would crash every time. I uninstalled it and steam. Same problem. I then ran steam as administrator and it worked until level 10. Now it is doing the same it crashes, only after I leave the elevator. I am able to stay in and walk around no problem. It is the same as before with level 3. Does anyone have any ideas?
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  1. check your event logs and see if you get a proper error number.
    most likely its down to a bad install check your game integrity. rather than deleting it and downloading it again this will just download any corrupted files.
  2. I had the same issue with the orange box. I fixed mine by disabling auto updating. For some reason it would kick me out and update a few Mb of data and then I could play again.
  3. Also disable multicore rendering if it's on as it caused a similar problem to me.
  4. BeCoolBro said:
    Also disable multicore rendering if it's on as it caused a similar problem to me.


    Sorry Im new at all of this. How do I do this?
  5. OU812_82 said:
    Sorry Im new at all of this. How do I do this?


    It's in the game options.It says multicore rendering and it is on by default.You simply click the option to disable it.
  6. OU812_82 said:
    I have an

    HP EliteBook 8540p
    2.00 GB RAM
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit system
    105 GB Free (294 GB Total)
    NVIDIA NVS 5100M
    Total available graphics memory 1752 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.17.12.6128
    Primary monitor resolution 1600x900
    DirectX version DirectX 10

    As I am playing portal 1 and hl2.exe crashes. I was only able to play until the 3rd level and it would crash every time. I uninstalled it and steam. Same problem. I then ran steam as administrator and it worked until level 10. Now it is doing the same it crashes, only after I leave the elevator. I am able to stay in and walk around no problem. It is the same as before with level 3. Does anyone have any ideas?


    It is very known problem of steam gamers and if you do a googleing you can find many so-called solutions,even there is no official solution or patch of this problem,from the million solutions one can help you(not sure)...I was not able to get rid of that and still searching for my solution,please tell me the solution if you find the solution later.
  7. I tried also to reinstall HL2.exe it says Failed to load the launcher DLL: The specified module could not be found.

    Could this be a problem with it crashing?
  8. I am a similar problem with Portal 2. Any new ideas out there?
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