Hl2.exe has encountered an error?

By legenderycity ยท 5 replies
Mar 1, 2009
  1. I was playing Half Life 2 Episode 1 for a while and encountered this message: hl2.exe has encountered and error and needs to close after crashing back to the desktop. I have tried reinstalling the game but it's still the same. Can anyone help me?
  2. Dr. Vader

    Dr. Vader TS Rookie Posts: 98

    Almost every steam game does this to me occassionally. I've just learned to live with it lol, and blamed Steam for being a failure to begin with.

    It does this especially with Vista.
  3. legenderycity

    legenderycity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    You are not being helpful.

    My specs are:
    Intel Dual-Core Processor T2300@1.66GHZ
    2GB DDR2 Ram
    160GB HDD
    Intel 945GM Express Chipset

    See whether is it that my requirements are causing the problem.
  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    whoops wrong login
  5. Dr. Vader

    Dr. Vader TS Rookie Posts: 98

    It's a software problem bro, not your hardware... Unless you're experiencing crashes on other games. Try reinstalling Steam, and all games that come with it. You can copy your save files into another folder, I would just delete the entire Steam folder and reinstall if it's that much of an issue.
  6. RuthlessVillain

    RuthlessVillain TS Rookie

    This might be because you have the file steam.dll downloaded twice on your computer. If you have other games like counter strike. try going on search and deleting one of the steam.dll's leaving you with one steam.dll.
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