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Team Fortress 2 crashes my computer

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June 6, 2010 4:12:12 AM

I normally play TF2 with no problems, but yesterday I tried to boost my frame rate and downloaded a fake directx 10 installer that didn't work.

I tried a system restore, I tried virus/malware scans, I tried System Mechanic.
Nothing works.

I suspected maybe it was my power supply failing, but that's not it.
I DO suspect the "installer" messed with my system32 dll files, but I did a system restore, that should've fixed it....


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Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, build 2600)

BIOS Date: 09/06/07 22:56:32 Ver: 08.00.12

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs),

Memory: 2944MB RAM

Page File 642MB used, 5084MB available

Directx Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

June 6, 2010 4:35:28 AM

First, DX10 doesn't work on XP. STOP trying to get it to work. It doesn't, it never will, give up.

I'd try a repair install. Assuming there is no virus (don't forget about rootkits.) and it is a dll problem this should fix it.
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June 6, 2010 4:35:48 AM

Did you try deleting the game and reinstalling? Also reinstalling direct x? CORRECT VERSION of direct x, that is?
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June 6, 2010 4:38:02 AM

You shouldn't need to reinstall the game. Forgot to mention that steam has a file checker. You might want to run that so that you know the steam/game files are still good.
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June 6, 2010 4:14:37 PM

4745454b said:
First, DX10 doesn't work on XP. STOP trying to get it to work. It doesn't, it never will, give up.

I'd try a repair install. Assuming there is no virus (don't forget about rootkits.) and it is a dll problem this should fix it.



Link?

I am semi-new to this dll stuff. I'll know how to work it once I get it, just can't find a link.
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June 6, 2010 4:16:19 PM

4745454b said:
You shouldn't need to reinstall the game. Forgot to mention that steam has a file checker. You might want to run that so that you know the steam/game files are still good.


I'm gonna try installing Left 4 Dead. See if maybe the problem was TF2 related
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June 6, 2010 4:19:22 PM

festerovic said:
Did you try deleting the game and reinstalling? Also reinstalling direct x? CORRECT VERSION of direct x, that is?



My friend gave me an update link for my current version...
Didn't help
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