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All My Games Crash. All Of Them.


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#1 Matt Beaver

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:25 AM

All of my games crash.

I lived with it for a while but now its really starting to get to me.

It did it tonight with Half-Life 2: Episode one.

I get a crashed programme box and an error report that reads:

Faulting application hl2.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module datacache.dll, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x0000b423.

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My computer specs are:
Memory - 2GB DDR2
Processor - Core 2 Duo @ 2.2GHz
GFX Card - ATI Radeon HD 3850
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-G31MX-S2
Storage - 120GB IDE

Please help me!

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 12 July 2008 - 12:26 PM.


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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:57 PM

Hello Matt Beaver and welcome.

You certainly have the correct hardware to run the games. Does the same message or similar happen on every game? Has this been a regular happening?
Regards,

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:31 PM

There are many things that can cause this issue from what I've read. It seems to happen most frequently to games based on a HL2 engine. Some people have had luck updating all drivers or uninstalling all HL2-based games and removing the directories. Here are some links to posts that deal with the problem.

Afterdawn.com
StrafeRight.com
Steam's Official datacache.dll/hl2.exe error thread! (Now over 101 pages long)

Edited by DJBPace07, 12 July 2008 - 10:33 PM.

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#4 Matt Beaver

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:21 AM

Hello Matt Beaver and welcome.

You certainly have the correct hardware to run the games. Does the same message or similar happen on every game? Has this been a regular happening?

For all the hl2.exe mods it's the same message.

However its even happening on the sims and other games... For those it is a similar message.

There are many things that can cause this issue from what I've read. It seems to happen most frequently to games based on a HL2 engine. Some people have had luck updating all drivers or uninstalling all HL2-based games and removing the directories. Here are some links to posts that deal with the problem.

Afterdawn.com
StrafeRight.com
Steam's Official datacache.dll/hl2.exe error thread! (Now over 101 pages long)

Thanks for the effort mate, but I've already torn apart the Steam error thread to no avail.

The other two offer no help either.

Edited by Matt Beaver, 13 July 2008 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:38 PM

Is this a new computer or has the problem started recently?

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#6 Matt Beaver

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:10 PM

Is this a new computer or has the problem started recently?

It's been happening ever since i got the computer about three months ago

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:50 AM

You may want to check your hardware, even if it is to rule it out. Run Memtest, a hard drive checker (Seatools for Seagate drives or Western Digital's equivalent for their drives), and defrag. I do think this might be more software related.

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#8 Matt Beaver

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:19 PM

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I got no idea what any of this means... Other than red = bad :thumbsup:

Edited by Matt Beaver, 14 July 2008 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:28 PM

Does this happen on ALL games? Btw, which browser do you use? And which version?

datacache.dll errors commonly happen on all steam/valve games.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:29 PM

Does this happen on ALL games? Btw, which browser do you use? And which version?

datacache.dll errors commonly happen on all steam/valve games.

Yes, all games. It's not only limited to Valve games.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:44 PM

Could you list some of the games? There has to be something in common with this games, unless it's your hardware that's failing.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:43 AM

Red is bad, that means there is a problem with your RAM.

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#13 Matt Beaver

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:10 AM

As in 'replace' bad or 'change settings' bad.

Edited by Matt Beaver, 15 July 2008 - 05:15 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:09 PM

hmm if it was your RAM, how come nothing else crashes?
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:38 PM

All of the games crash, not just HL2. Some memory issues aren't apparent until it is stressed, as in during games. It would be a good idea to test each RAM stick individually to see which one(s) are causing the problem.

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