Like the name of the thread says, it crashes my computer totaly when it finishes loading the first level!
Must be the system. Only problem I've seen like this so far.
Hmmm....would rolling back the video driver help?
I didn't make it!
I've had this same problem. Either when the first LOADING screen finishes or in the middle of the G-Man's speech, the computer just reboots without warning.
I've tried the newest video card drivers as well as some older ones. I even did a clean install of XP. Tried the newest Audigy drivers. Some older ones. Played with the video settings. Lowered the audio quality in dxdiag. Used a video tweak util.
All of these things with no luck.
I've heard that it's helpful to move the sound blaster card up next to the video board. This will be the next thing I try. I've also heard of people having problems using the TI-4200 with Asus boards.
I'd really like to play this game. Any suggestions would be very helpful.
Here's what hardware I'm running on:
Athlon T-Bird 1333 MHz Asus A7V133 Mainboard 512 RAM Audigy 2 Sound Card Nvidia TI-4200 Video Card
normally out of the blue reboots mean your rig is too hot. Maybe something it to near the videocard....
I fixed it by letting HL2 finish updating. Simple as that :D.