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Arathemis Dec 9, 2012 @ 4:18am
Portal 2 Failing to Start
Listen could somebody please have the decency to help the rest of us who can't run the game? I've tried reinstalling the game, checking the cache, deleting the bin and then recovering the missing files, and updating all drivers on my pc but to no avail. All the game does is start the launching program window and then does nothing. Every time I verify the cache it still says a file is missing. So far it's looking like it was a waste to buy Portal 2 on Steam.
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have you tried deleting the ClientRegistry.blob file from the steam folder? This has solved a few load errors for me in the past. (maybe move the file to your desktop, with steam closed, the file should auto-regenerte on reload of client)
Arathemis Dec 9, 2012 @ 4:43am 
Didn't work.
have you degfraged the entire machine, run scandisk etc. Maybe you have harddrive fault?
Arathemis Dec 9, 2012 @ 5:12am 
I already defragged my hard drive and all my hardware checks out ok . I got this computer brand new 5 months ago. Every other source game I have runs fine. Portal 2 is the only one I'm having issues with.
_I_ Dec 9, 2012 @ 5:20am 
nevermind, you tried verify game cache

does tf2 work?
Last edited by _I_; Dec 9, 2012 @ 5:27am
Arathemis Dec 9, 2012 @ 5:34am 
Prof. Tournesol Dec 9, 2012 @ 8:42pm 
Have you tried changing your file system by converting FAT discs to NTFS?
Arathemis Dec 9, 2012 @ 9:28pm 
What? I downloaded through Steam.
i am getting this exact issues, i just set this pc up, it handles portal 1 and tf2 fine with no issues , but right when it get past the steam logo and the portal 2 logo it closes itself out and will not fully turn on
jensibopel Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:48am 
have exactly the same problem.
Blaedmon Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:56am 
Some people have worked out its might be a simple video file problem - i.e., one of the intro videos has become corrupt somehow and crashes you out or freezes. If this is the case, you could probably find another video from another source/game with the same extension (.avi or whatever it uses) and rename it to the P2 file. At least its something to rule out if it doesnt work.
No idea why that one file would corrupt, but meh, some pople think SCRUBS is funny so go figure.

Arathemis Dec 11, 2012 @ 6:20am 
From what I can gather now that forums are back up is that these problems have been on going since the games launch last year. You'd think Valve would have patched it or bothered to post some helpful articles by now.
Nomad Dec 15, 2012 @ 11:08am 
Have the same problem, waist of money
Varger Jun 13, 2014 @ 10:59am 
Was in the spin cycle on this until I went to the library menu on steam (where you can see and launch all your steam games). Right click on the Portal 2 game and select properties. From the pop up window select the Beta tab. Subscribe to the beta and try to launch it again. This is what fixed it for me.
Jujuchanx Jun 13, 2014 @ 6:38pm 
I have the same exact problem. I love this game but now I cant play it :(
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Date Posted: Dec 9, 2012 @ 4:18am
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