SOLUTION FOR XP hl2.exe stopped working (CSS error) .dll missing

SO If your hl2.exe has stopped working due to the shaderapidx9.dll problem i found the solution(at least for xp users). The problem is, for whatever reason your .dll file paths have become all messed up. Steps: 1. Go to this website windowsxp.mvps.org 2.Go to start to programs to accessories to command prompt 3. On the website, under the section called “Re-registering the WMI components” , copy and paste the 3 commands into the prompt one at a time and hit enter. (I don’t know if this actually fixed it, but i did it in order for things to work) 4.Under “Comprehensive rebuild method” copy the long command and enter it into the prompt. You will be prompted to insert the service pack 2 disk or browse to the service folder and continue. (I just browsed for the folder [your drive: then windows: then service pack files] ) 5.You will likely get a bunch of errors saying you need to locate the specific files. To do this click browse and search for the files. IF you have files that are completely missing you can probably download them from www.dll-files.com or other various websites. You can also Google the location of the files and find it that way too. (if you do not want to go through this hassle, you might want to try downloading a program like regcure to fix the path references) 6.After All of this is completed, restart your computer and run the game and it should work perfectly.
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25 Responses to “SOLUTION FOR XP hl2.exe stopped working (CSS error) .dll missing”

  1. uritemrmine January 27, 2011 at 9:22 AM #

    Yeh i have the same problum u have dont know what to do 🙁

  2. superrico70 January 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM #

    @protestifications go to your computer then go to local disk click on program filres steam, steam apps and then your in

  3. darthadam99 January 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM #

    Make a vid i dont understand!!!!!1

  4. sekailover January 27, 2011 at 10:56 AM #

    Mine Error is “the application failed to initialize properly 0xc000007b” Plzz HELP!! Do i need to reinstall my windows or something else :(( *CRYING*

  5. paparoachman20 January 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM #

    hey whenever i launch CSS it will appear sideways on my screeen. CAN YOU PLEASE REPLY BACK ASAP AND HELP ME I REALLY NEED HELP

  6. producciongta January 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM #

    puedes aser uno en español osino lo tradusire xD

  7. jaytyler1838 January 27, 2011 at 1:02 PM #

    that is what happens to me when i start up garry’s mod and zombie master and zombie panic .css

  8. KURT33628 January 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM #

    download directx 10 then ure good to go make sure after you download directx 10 re download the game theb it will work

  9. Itagaki32 January 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM #

    every time i do these steps on the command prompt this window pops up called “windows management instrumentation tester” what do i do there?

  10. macaulyboy January 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM #

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  11. protestifications January 27, 2011 at 3:30 PM #

    FOR GOD SAKES I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR AGES AND I KNOW HOW TO SOLVE IT AND *gasp* WHERE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IS THE FRIGGIN’ HL2 FOLDER!!!???

  12. zezimine2 January 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM #

    @funnyfootballs Lol thanks anyway!

  13. funnyfootballs January 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM #

    @zezimine2 Well good 4 u… DUDE!

  14. zezimine2 January 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM #

    @funnyfootballs dude… i went and got my money back like 3 weeks ago… and then i bought CSS on steam! XD STEAM FTW!

  15. funnyfootballs January 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM #

    @zezimine2 You can go into steam and press add a non-steam-game, and then pass the cd-key… to activate the game

  16. zezimine2 January 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM #

    Please help me i have bought the Source Complete Pack with CS:S, DOD:S and HL2:DM but i cant play them! its i press start the game but nothing happens… sometimes it opens the steam browser window but nothing else… note i bought this game on cd PLEASE HELP!

  17. danoob2110 January 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM #

    wtf help me when i open CSS it opens and immediately closes.. and it says “no permissions to run CSTRIKE”. then hl2.exe has stopped working.. help?

  18. motorcrossXD January 27, 2011 at 5:54 PM #

    my scren goes black when im traying to play hl2 it hapend after i downloaded garrys mod when i diden download garrys mod it worked

  19. fixmeupsomepaperguns January 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM #

    type in the start up option text box that has the text thing and type -dxlevel 80 or 81

  20. 12ibrar January 27, 2011 at 7:16 PM #

    thank you!

  21. TheGhostFederation January 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM #

    -dxlevel 8 i think

  22. Mikems1997 January 27, 2011 at 7:51 PM #

    just get a new videp card driver… pff

  23. Zdziarka17 January 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM #

    i have the same problem with all Source engine games 🙁 can anybody help me please??

  24. villiamlp January 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM #

    @arnovanroy3 dosnt work in most cases in most cases its an corrupt file in ur steam folder

  25. TheEpicIce January 27, 2011 at 9:56 PM #

    help me please when i download any program it sayd the program has stopped working i downloaded Autodesk 3ds max and itt says 3ds max.exe has stopped working help me please!

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