This Bug causes Portal 2 to just disappear and return to the desktop. This bug is now fixed, all you need to do is to upgrade your game. Google Portal 2 update. and download the First update and install it Your Game should work fine now.
There is also a series of other updates (update 2,3,4,5) you may get these as well to upgrade to the latest version, but for me just the first fix stopped the game from crashing to desktop.
Does Shaun White Snowboarding Crashing right after you start it? Do you have Core i7 ? If yes, then please know that the genius behind this Dec-2008 game did not bother to make it compatible with intel core i7.the latest CPU technology. . Thumbs down on this one UBISOFT
You can always go to you boards BIOS and disable Hyperthreading technology. Some claim that it will you allow you to run the game but with very low performance. Me I will never change no bios settings for no game. Period
Dark sectorDark sector crashed on me everytime I tried to change the resolution from the default 800X600 (Yes this game does not even try to behave (configure) itself in front of my 4890 OC ) to 1680*1050.
Thye solution is simple open the game’s installation folder, open the subfolder called Configs, double click the file DS.cfg, then click select a program to open it. From the list choose “Wordpad” and hit ok
The configuration file is now open, just modify the following two lines to match the your preferred resolution