Left 4 Dead 2 Crashes PC
After a recent video card installation, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) has been crashing my PC after loading a level. This is not a crash to desktop, rather a complete system crash: screens blanks and whatever sound was playing the background starts looping.
Reinstalling the game after deleting it from Steam and removing related application data in C:\Users did not correct the issue. Completely removing all of the Steam’s games and associated application data, then reinstalling did not correct the issue.
No other game (Skyrim, ArmA II, Borderlands 2, et al.) seems to be having trouble. Other Source engine games (Portal 2, CS:GO) run with no issues.
The drivers from ATI are the most current available, the operating system is up-to-date, Steam and L4D2 are updated dynamically.
These are the system specs from dxdiag:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: DX4860
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/07/11 10:18:44 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6126MB RAM
Page File: 3080MB used, 9171MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
Display Memory: 3814 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1007 MB
Shared Memory: 2807 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster P2770HD/P2770(Digital)
Output Type: DVI Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1172 (English)
Driver Version: 188.8.131.52
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/19/2012 15:08:04, 1151488 bytes
D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported
DXVA-HD: Not Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled