Darpcake Mar 13, 2013 @ 2:13pm
Crashes to desktop after intro
Whenever I want to play L4D2 it crashes after the intro.
I have tried reinstalling and verifying cache files and neither seems to help.
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Arkterian Mar 13, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
I've found a way to fix it! All you gotta do is uncheck the "Enable Steam Community In-Game" option (by right-clicking on Left 4 Dead 2 in Library then clicking on Properties) and running the game. If you crash (maybe you will) and see a "Installing" steam window (maybe you won't), it might solve the crashing problem. I've tried it on my sibling's laptop and launched it a couple times to ensure that it's a permanent fix.

The laptop's specs are (in case somebody asks):

AMD Phenom II N660 Dual Core 3.0 GHZ
4 GB DDR3 @633MHZ
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Realtek High Definition Audio
Darpcake Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
I'll try it.
Darpcake Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:11pm 
It didn't work. I launched it and it crashed to my desktop and didn't give me any messages.
Darpcake Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
My specs are
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz 3.10GHZ
4 GB ram
Realtek High Definition Audio
Darpcake Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
I have tried -novid and it doesn't work either.
Bulldogs Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Well try the above stuff i said earlier, also what gfx card does your system use?
Darpcake Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
Also I have tried disabling all those programs and how do I find out what gfx I use. I'm kinda a newb at this... :C
Arkterian Mar 13, 2013 @ 4:03pm 
Oh, alright. I noticed how the in-game steam community overlay didn't appear on my sibling's laptop but did on my desktop. I also tried this before disabling the overlay:

Source
Originally posted by Guzzie:
found how to fix From Windows, go to: Start > Run
Type in: cmd (Vista users may also type cmd into the "Start Search" box if no "Run" option is available)
Type in the following: net localgroup Administrators /add Local service and press Enter.
Restart the computer and test the issue once more.
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Date Posted: Mar 13, 2013 @ 2:13pm
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