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General Protection Fault - Fix
So, you just got Borderlands, waited for the 10 gigabytes to finish installing, with possible DLC being installed as well. You go to launch the game for the first time, and what happens? BOOM! GENERAL PROTECTION FAULT! GAME CRASHES BEFORE IT EVEN LAUNCHES! Here's the fix.
So, you just got Borderlands, waited for the 10 gigabytes to finish installing, with possible DLC being installed as well. You go to launch the game for the first time, and what happens?
BOOM! GENERAL PROTECTION FAULT! GAME CRASHES BEFORE IT EVEN LAUNCHES!
Here's the fix.
Hello, I'm Ghozt and I'm probably just like you. Bought Borderlands, with possible DLC, waited for the 10+ gigabytes to install, went to launch the game and, BOOM! GENERAL PROTECTION FAULT! GAME CRASHES BEFORE IT EVEN LAUNCHES! Well, I emailed a support ticket to 2K, the publishers of the game, and they emailed me back the fix. They know exactly how to fix this problem, so i don't know why 2K and Gearbox haven't put this single file in as an update or something.
Here's the fix:
(NVIDIA Graphic Users) 1. Go to NVIDIA's website at http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php 2. Hover on the dropdown tab DRIVERS > then click All NVIDIA Drivers 3. Scroll down the page a little & find the section called Beta, Older drivers and more 4. Click on NVIDIA PhysX System Software 5. Click the download button & follow the on-screen instructions 6. Go back to Steam > then to your Game Library > then launch Borderlands
(AMD & Intel Graphic Users) 1. Go to your Game Library > then right-click your Borderlands game 2. Select Properties > then go to the Local Files tab > then click Browse Local Files 3. Open the Binaries folder in your local game files 4. Make a copy of cudart.dll > rename the copy of cudart.dll as physxcudart_20.dll 5. Check to see that you have both the cudart.dll and physxcudart_20.dll files 6. Go back to Steam > then to your Game Library > then launch Borderlands
The reason for the General Protection Fault, is that the physxcudart_20.dll file is a very important file that the game needs to run with NVIDIA, a physx engine that helps make graphics, lighting and shadows look great. When you play the console version of the game, it is already included in the game files, due to Sony and Microsoft having the latest NVIDIA technology on their consoles. However, if you don't have an NVIDIA graphics card, like me, you don't have this software pre-installed and can't install it due to not having the NVIDIA catalyst to hold the software. So the General Protection Fault occurs.