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Kid of the Blackhole Sep 13, 2013 @ 12:55pm
Borderlands won't open
I know this isn't because of any Steam problems, and I know it's because of my computer. I have Windows Vista, (It's crap, I know.) So that might be a problem.
Whenever I try to open the game, I get this message:


General protection fault!

History: GThread::OnExit() Address = 0xaad78a (filename not found) [in C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands\Binaries\Borderlands.exe]
GetStackOwnerClass() Address = 0x13b70a5 (filename not found) [in C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands\Binaries\Borderlands.exe]
RtlFreeHeap() Address = 0x77a865ba (filename not found) [in C:\Windows\system32\ntdll.dll]
HeapFree() Address = 0x76809c26 (filename not found) [in C:\Windows\system32\kernel32.dll]
free() Address = 0x66d03c1b (filename not found) [in C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_5090ab56bcba71c2\MSVCR90.dll]
Address = 0x453714 (filename not found) [in C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands\Binaries\Borderlands.exe]
GetStackOwnerClass() Address = 0x13b8680 (filename not found) [in C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands\Binaries\Borderlands.exe]

Help, please?
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Dalton2K5 Sep 14, 2013 @ 11:10am 
Nope, I am running into the same issue. I have Windows 8 on the laptop that this is occuring on. My desktop computer (also running Windows 8) is running just fine.
Kid of the Blackhole Jul 15 @ 3:48pm 
I've upgraded my computer to a Windows 8.1 and the game works fine now. I forgot about this discussion.
rubble duck Jul 16 @ 11:36am 
try redownloading it that does not work an an virus scan. and then do an melware and a defragment. hope this helps
benefuexx Jul 17 @ 4:03am 
do you guys use nvidia graphic cards? i had the same problem. i fixed it by reinstalling de physx driver. after the reinstallation it worked...
JustGau Jul 18 @ 1:57pm 
Thanks for the thread and for your solution benefuexx. Reinstalling the nVidia Physx worked for me!
Pert Boioioing Jul 19 @ 11:32am 
Thanks for the tips fellas.

I DON'T have an nVidia graphics card but still needed to remove and reinstall Physx. I'm pretty sure some game I installed after this one installed a version of Physx that is incompatible with Borderlands and an attempt to fix it with the current version of Physx from the nVidia site didn't work either. Reinstalling the version that came with Borderlands located in the install directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Borderlands\Prerequisites\PhysX_8.10.29_SystemSoftware.exe

fixed the issue for me.
Captain Beetle Jul 19 @ 4:51pm 
idk :P
Greyed Jul 21 @ 9:12am 
This worked for me to. Which is causing me some concern because I had 9.xx installed and who knows what I broke downgrading like that. :(
floydian101 Jul 26 @ 3:54am 
I installed the current version from Nvidias website rather than the one in the Prereq folder and it fixed this problem for me.

http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload-March2009/confirmation.php?url=/Windows/9.13.1220/PhysX-9.13.1220-SystemSoftware.msi&lang=us&type=Other
Bonquva | clutch master Jul 28 @ 6:50am 
how do i reinstall the nvidia physx
floydian101 Jul 28 @ 8:21am 
It's linked as NVIDIA PhysX System Software on Nvidia's website. The link I posted right above yours will take you there. Just download and install.
Last edited by floydian101; Jul 28 @ 8:21am
Bonquva | clutch master Jul 28 @ 9:39am 
Oh thanks man thought it was for geforce experience thats why i didnt do it and looked like an idiot haha
BlueMorpho Jul 29 @ 4:01am 
if I instal this driver, what will hapen to my other games ? will they run as usual or will they have a problem ? Do I need to instal the newer one again when I want to play newer games ?
Bonquva | clutch master Jul 29 @ 4:57am 
Originally posted by SvenTheSocialyAwkwardReindeer:
if I instal this driver, what will hapen to my other games ? will they run as usual or will they have a problem ? Do I need to instal the newer one again when I want to play newer games ?
no it will run as usual its very nice thanks floydian!!
floydian101 Aug 7 @ 12:25pm 
Yeah, I don't believe it will cause any issues with any other games. Glad I was able to help out, but I think the credit probably belongs to the earlier poster who said it was the Physx driver :) Not sure if I'd have figured it out on my own.
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