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Captain Slow Jul 28, 2013 @ 7:15pm
Portal 2 won't start.
Windows 7 64bit
AMD FX-6120 six core processor
AMD Radeon HD 7450

According to canyourunit.com, my system should be able to support Portal 2. However, when i try to start it, it pauses and does nothing. Nothing pops up. No errors, no screen, nothing. Can anyone tell me what i can do?
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Merkin Jul 28, 2013 @ 11:12pm 
Verify game cache, check your antivirus/firewall is letting it run, run as administrator.
Captain Slow Jul 29, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
verified the game cache. it said it was fine, then downloaded a 7.5MB file. I tried going into its properties and giving it a permanent 'Run as Admin' status, but that does nothing but cause windows to give me an extra warning about allowing it. I tried running it in winxp mode, but it did nothing.

I have ESET NOD32 Antivirus. Its usually pretty good with games. I've never had it block a game before. Is Windows Firewall known to block Portal 2?
Merkin Jul 29, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
WIndows firewall usually doesn't block portal 2 so i doubt that is the problem, some other firewalls do, however. Afraid this has me bamboozled for now.
Verdolina Jun 17, 2014 @ 12:38pm 
I have had Portal 2 for over a year now and I have everything everyone has said to do and it still won't open. I have similar set up as Capt Slow. Once I revereted back to IE 9 and then it worked... some problem it had with IE10 but we are beyond IE 10 now I think.. and not sure I can revert back to IE9... can I totally delete IE .. maybe that would solve problem?
Captain Slow Jun 17, 2014 @ 9:16pm 
Why would Internet Explorer have anything to do with this?
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Date Posted: Jul 28, 2013 @ 7:15pm
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