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TF2 Will Not Pass Loading

By Fjord
Jan 12, 2010
  1. Whenever I activate my TF2 I recently bought, I get to the picture of the demoman and soldier butting heads for WAR! and it says loading down in the corner yet it looks like a glitched zoomed version of the picture and just sits there for however long I leave it until I'm forced to re-boot my comp. As in the loading never finishes and the screen remains the same. I've tried defragmenting yet it always remains at 4% fragmentation. Verifying the game cache didn't help either.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Please describe your computer brand and model, and age, as well as configuration.
     
  3. Fjord

    Fjord TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a Dell Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz and it's from 2004 I believe, a single core, I checked if it would run with the Can You Run It program and I surpassed recommended.
     
  4. Fjord

    Fjord TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump for justice
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    It may be updating. Open Steam to My Games and see if TFT 2 is in the process of updating.
     
  6. Fjord

    Fjord TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's not updating I've had it open countless times checking for anything.
     
  7. Fjord

    Fjord TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bump for help.
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    What else have you tried? I don't want to waste your time suggesting things you've done already.

    Also, what graphics card are you using and how much RAM do you have?
     
  9. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    The likely cause is a hard drive failure... among the most common failures in a five-year-old Dell laptop. The boot media on the first 8 sectors of the drive flake off, so the boot sectors cannot be read. You can usually rescue your data by use of an external USB drive enclosure after you install a new drive and software.
     
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