MW2 wont launch:/

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I know my computer can run it.

2 days ago I ordered MW2 and it arrived today. After installation, I decided to try it out, it failed. The only thing that appears is the loading window, but then it disappears and nothing else is happening. For the multiplayer, the startup cod window (or something) appears, just to disappear again. Things I've done to try fixing it. -Restart steam -Restart my pc -Re install MW2 -Delete clientregistry.blob -Verifying the game and it says: 1 Files failed to validate and will be re acquired, then it starts to update the game. And I'm back to square 1. I've been looking through the steam forums and there are some people with the same problem, but they have no solution for it, they've even asked steamsupport about it but gotten no replies. Specs
  • Processor: Intel ® Core ™ 2 Quad Core Processor Q8200 (2.33GHz, 1333MHz, 4MB cache)
  • Operating Systems: Genuine Windows Vista ® Home Premium SP2, 32-bit - Swedish
  • Graphics Cards: 512MB ATI ® Radeon ™ 4850
  • Memory: 3072 MB 1067 MHz DDR3 SDRAM with dual channels [3 x 1 024]
  • Hard Drives: 640 GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm). 345GB free space left.
Btw, I know I can play this game. I've tried a torrented version before. So it's not because of my specs. Anyone else here who has the same problem, and maybe have found a solution?

Update*

It happened again, I don't know how but it did. Yesterday it worked fine, and today when I was going to launch it, it didn't work:( I've done nothing with the computer since yesterday except installing gmod (yes it's legit). I guess I'll wait a few days and then I'll try uninstall and remove mw2 from the register.

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  • 8y
    deltabell avatar
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    Try deleting the clientregistry.blob file in your steam folder.
  • 8y
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    Posted by deltabell

    Try deleting the clientregistry.blob file in your steam folder.

    Oh, forgot to add that to the list. So no, that didn't work either.
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
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    Try updatiing your vid card.

    Other than that.
    Your answer might be in here: Click Me
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  • 8y
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    Posted by Barcode

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    Your answer might be in here: Click Me

    None of the examples describes my problem.
    I'm having some trouble with the L4D2 demo randomly crashing all the time, as well some of my programs are acting weird. So I might end up reformating my pc.
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
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    Then do a virus check..
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  • 8y
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    I've done a full scan now. No viruses.
    Tried to launch the game today as well, still nothing:(
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
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    Still nothing:/
    Anyone else having this problem?
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
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    What's your OS ?
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    Posted by .eXe

    What's your OS ?

    vista 32bit
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
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    Posted by NoZTriX

    Posted by .eXe

    What's your OS ?

    vista 32bit

    I have the same OS, and it works perfectly for me.
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  • 8y
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    Posted by Colombiangmr

    Posted by NoZTriX

    Posted by .eXe

    What's your OS ?

    vista 32bit

    I have the same OS, and it works perfectly for me.

    Yeah, it works fine on my brothers laptop to:S
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
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    What are your PC specs? Are there any background applications that could be causing it to crash?
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  • 8y
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    Reinstall Steam? Move the games, reinstall Steam, then move them back and start again. If you know the game works, then it can't be the game. If another Steam game has had a few problems, that makes the common factors include Steam. Steam may just need a fresh install.

    Also, you state some programs acting weird, which can happen if you have little hard drive space remaining. Not enough space could also be the cause of the game problems.
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  • 8y
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    Well each time I played under vista my computer used to crash in the "new" source games and I was the only one having this problem...
    I think it has something to do with your graphic card or another thing hardware because if you uninstalled etc it should work
    check for graphic card updates ?
  • 8y
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    Try deleting registry keys to do with Modern Warfare 2 then reinstalling
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  • 8y
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    Posted by .eXe

    Well each time I played under vista my computer used to crash in the "new" source games and I was the only one having this problem...
    I think it has something to do with your graphic card or another thing hardware because if you uninstalled etc it should work
    check for graphic card updates ?

    I've updated my drivers.
    And I know I can play the game very well since I played a torrented version first.
    Here're some other people with the same problem.
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
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    Update, ignore posts above

    or not..
    All I hear is noise
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    MW2 has a huge issue with anti-virus and firewalls. Try: disabling any you have running, restart your computer, and launch MW2.

    Reinstalling won't do jack shit if your files are verified.
  • 8y
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    Posted by Ezekiel.

    MW2 has a huge issue with anti-virus and firewalls. Try: disabling any you have running, restart your computer, and launch MW2.

    Didn't work:/
    I don't see why it would either since it worked well with norton enabled before.
    Reinstalling won't do jack shit if your files are verified.

    Not even if I clean the register?
    All I hear is noise
  • 8y
    When i started it after installing it said mp.exe has stopped working.

    I Tried this:
    Right click on mw2-multiplayer at game list,
    go to properties, go to local files en do a complete file check. It Worked for me

    Good Luck :)
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  • 7y
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    Sorry for bumping but, i got the same problem and tried what you all said, nothing works. Please someone know why?
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    Before any one even decides saying, noob bumping threads, this is a valid post, and it is on topic, so don't you go bitching fools, help Pouya out.
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    Try contacting the activison support. just do it, trust me, even if there are sometimes some strange questions and a few steps to the solution they helped me out very often when I had problems no one knew how to fix them.
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  • 7y
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    I contacted IW/Activision and they asked me to send a status report blablabla.
    I did, and they told me my antivirus program was the problem.

    So contact them and they'll explain how to do this status report thing (or whatever) and from that, they can figure out what the problem is.
    All I hear is noise
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    First thing I'd blame would be Vista's god damn User Account Control. Kills every game I play until I disabled it.
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