Now I'm hoping most of you guys are geniuses... because I'm having a problem that is making me want to buy a new PC - something I can't afford right now because I spent my last £20 on Half Life 2 Episode 1 - and I can't even play the damn thing. Okay, I have an Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz, 512 Mb RAM, I run Windows XP and an ATI Radeon 9800 XT with DirectX 9.0c, the latest 6.9 Catalyst from the ATI website and Half Life 2 used to work like a charm. I say used to because since I got back from a year in London and started using my parent's PC again neither Half Life 2 or Episode 1 will start up because of a runtime error which goes something like this: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library [C:\Program Files\Valve\SteamApps...hl2.exe] R6034 An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime libaray incorrectly. Please contact the application's support team for more information. Anybody got any ideas? I'm desperate to play this game!!!