Left 4 Dead 2 crash fix

Left 4 Dead 2 crash fix

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The 1st Left 4 Dead version faces game crash issue. And the next release Left 4 Dead 2 also facing the same crashing issue. After searching online for crash fix solution, I found some that might help you all.

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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) quit / crash to desktop (CTD) fix

Solution 1

  1. Navigate to your windows folder (usually c:/windows/)
  2. Inside there, goto the CSC folder
  3. Try to open the folder and it should fail (if it doesn’t, you have a different problem). It’ll come up with ‘You don’t currently have permission to access this folder’ at which time you keep pressing continue until it says you’ve been denied.
  4. Right-click the folder, go to properties.
  5. Go to the security tab at which point it’ll say ‘To continue, you must be an administrative user with permission to view this object’s security properties’ at which point you click continue.
  6. Click on admin in the owner tab which will swap the owner to the administrator then click OK.
  7. You then click on OK once again which will bring up the security tab.
  8. Tick ‘full control’, press OK twice to get out of the properties tabs.
  9. Run the game.

Solution 2

  1. Close Steam
  2. Go To ..\steam\steamapps
  3. Delete left 4 dead 2 client.ncf
  4. Delete left 4 dead 2 common.ncf
  5. Restart Steam
  6. Right-click L4D2 and Install
  7. Let it sort itself out.

Solution 3

  1. Right click on L4D2 and click on properties
  2. Click on “Set Launch Options…”
  3. Type the following “-lv” and hit ok
  4. Play the game but be jarateed that you don’t have your gore anymore but hay it works.

Solution 4

  1. Try the unofficial Left 4 Dead 2 patch.
  • http://eyriqazz.blogspot.com eyriqazz

    Wow,cool picture

  • http://none hithere

    CSC folder?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      C:\Windows\CSC

      • Jacob

        It is very strange, but I cant find any file with name “CSC”.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Sorry Jacob, I have no idea then.

          • Jacob

            I resolve it already. I was only bad setting in the game, because on High Details, Shadows… Guns in game was shining white. After I set Details on Medium, all changed and everything is fine now.
            Sorry 4 English :D

        • dominator

          CSC will not be a folder there will be three files CSC CSC config and another CSC highlight them all and go properties then do the rest

  • joronnie

    I don’t have csc folder

  • http://www.com jan69

    the solution 1 on csc folder doesnt work.

  • http://www.com jan69

    wer can i find “set launch option” on proprties’?

    • capeq

      you have the same problem as me it hard to find that thing huhhhh

  • presto

    Solution 1,2 and 3 seems impossible for me… anymore solutions?
    I can’t find the files you are saying.. please help..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
      • presto

        It works.. thank you very much..
        Still hoping for the official patch release.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          You are welcome. ;)

  • capeq

    what the other name of csc folder one more how can i fix the problem that when i play l4d2 it will quit to desktop appareantly someone pless help me

  • Franxyz

    ive seen so many website to help me fix the CTD problem its shit i mean all of those websites are the same as this one none of this shit helps… left 4 dead 2 is very disappointing…..

    • Franxyz

      I JUST DISCOVERED A SOLUTION!!!!!

      1ST: DO WHAT EVERYTHING I SAY AND I MEAN EVERYTHING I SAY… IF YOU PEOPLE WANT TO FIX YOUR GAME…..
      2ND: YOU “MUST” HAVE A “GARENA” AND “STEAM”
      3RD: ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVE…
      4TH: DELETE YOUR L4D2 AND RE-INSTALL IT
      5TH: DOWNLOAD THE PATCH OF GARENA (2.0.0.4 GARENA WORKS) IT SEEMS SOME OF YOU GUYS ARE FAMILIAR WITH IT RIGHT??? IF SOME OF YOU GUYS DONT KNOW IT… DOWNLOAD IT HERE http://thepiratebay.org/search/left%204%20dead%202%20garena%20works/0/99/0
      6TH: EXTRACT IT IN ANOTHER FOLDER AFTER ITS DONE DOWNLOADING
      7TH: KILL YOUR DOG….
      8TH: JUST JOKING…
      9TH: AFTER THAT YOU WILL SEE 3 INSTALLER ( L4D2SP_1.b.exe , L4D2UP v2.0.0.4.exe , FAH.exe)
      10TH: 1ST INSTALL THE L4D2UP v2.0.0.4.exe NEXT L4D2SP_1.b.exe LAST the FAH.exe
      11TH: BEFORE I CONTINUE LOOK AT YOUR L4D2 FOLDER YOU WILL SEE A ” left4dead2[Offline].exe YOU CAN PLAY NOW BUT THIS LAUNCHER IS ONLY FOR OFFLINE THE LAUNCHER WILL NOT WORK IF GARENA AND STEAM ARE ONLINE…
      12TH: YOU NEED TO DO THIS FIRST BEFORE OPENING L4D2 OFFLINE AND ONLINE LOOK AT THE FOLDER AGAIN YOU WILL SEE A “IniGen.exe” ENTER IT… YOU WILL NOTICE THAT IT JUST POPS UP AND CLOSE..
      13TH.1: AND NOW THIS PART OF MY INSTRUCTION IS FOR “ONLINE MULTIPLAYER AND LAN MULTIPLAYER” OPEN STEAM AND AND GO “Offline Mode” PS… ITS YOUR OWN CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO INSTALL OR NOT THE “Dedicated Server” THE ONLY THING IS THAT ITS “OPTIONAL” FOR OTHERS… I DONT USE IT
      *NOTE BEFORE I CONTINUE YOU “MUST” HAVE A HIGH VIDEO CARD (EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED)
      13TH.2: OPEN GARENA GO TO ANY ROOM YOU LIKE CLICK “SETTINGS” BROWSE AND FIND YOUR LAUNCHER IN YOUR FOLDER (NOT THE OFFLINE) AND CLICK OK… THIS IS FOR LAN AND ONLINE MULTIPLAYER AND BELOW TYPE THIS OR COPY AND PASTE IT( +sv_allow_lobby_connect_only 0 +sv_lan 1 -lv )
      14TH: PLAY AND HAVE FUN!!! ^_^\/

      *IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG CHAT WITH ME HERES MY YM ( z3ro0n3_01@yahoo.com )

  • http://yahoo.com joseph

    you all are not saying the truth bec. all solutions are not resolve my problem! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • takumi

    Nice patch.. thanks for posting that patch. it helps a lot… tnx again..

  • lolgolfer

    wad if my l4d2 is not in local C but J should i change it and try finding CSC

  • Cosmin

    GET PIRATED COPY,YOU DONT NEED TO BAY THE GAMES

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  • Work L4D2

    If all else fail, install all the updates from hohesC. 2.0.0.2 update 2.0.0.3 udpate, 2.0.0.4 update.

    Crash while loading for me until i installed 2.0.0.4

    I haven’t tired 2.0.0.5, 2.0.0.6 or 2.0.0.7 since 2.0.0.4 works perfect

  • http://gamerzexpress.blogspot.com/ left 4 dead reviews

    thank you this helped me alot

  • aLLEN

    hey hey..where the hell is that “CSC folder?

  • yahzee

    just change ur pc date to 29 november….
    mine works…

    • greg

      I changed my pc date to 29th…nothing

  • http://sjcomp.com Alexander Shyrokov

    The first thing to do is to make sure that your video drivers up to date. Start Windows Update and see if there are any optional updates for your video card.

  • smokeyjohn

    seems patches work as is a little confusion of exacly to do in install though the program is running good seems but running system settings at high i have i7 chipset and needs to run at 100 on my cpu think not why is it doing that seems as it is the last file to install doing the cpu at 100 and how to shut it down after game play would be great as i went into my task manager and started manually ending proccess fah program i think it goes by how many cores you pc has mine 8 so there was 16 instances of it i turned them off starting with the first one please nice to know how to end this the proper way after game play thanks all the info

  • smokeyjohn

    there is no need to install fah program it is some crap people put in it not sure of reason either to do damage to uour pc or legit but is says it is a program for helping scientist out blah blah blah as i say it is my pc not theres good luck

  • pcexpert

    The second solution worked perfectly and I did not had to sacrifice graphics or anything else. The second solution was my solution to the problem.

  • christian

    idont know what to do when i downloaded the link
    i saved it and then i oppen it and takes me to the internet.(lost)

  • Doober

    Hey Jayce,

    Thanks for all the help with crash fixes, but unfortunately I have tried every solution and still no fix. I get about 30 seconds into playing the game and it crashes to the desktop. I’m extremely frustrated, any other ideas that may work?

    I’m running a brand new Alienware system with Windows 7, and I’m completely stumped. I’m out of ideas on how to get this frickin game to run. Any other ideas?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, no further idea.

  • jockey

    when loading the game is closing says “could not load library matchmaking”..
    what the problem?

  • dominator

    plz help ive done all of for l4d2 them but no one worked ive tried updating uninstalling and re downloading

    can some one plz give me somthing to help plz and by the way my zombies are yellow wtf?

    just plz help this is an awsome game and i wanna play it