I can't boot steam

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by General_Norris, May 31, 2010.

  1. General_Norris

    General_Norris L2: Junior Member

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    So, some days ago I played TF2 in the morning. By the aftetrnoon Steam didn't boot and I had to reinstall three or four times for it to boot. After that it ran fine and today it's not working again. It doesn't even appear when I boot the computer and I have not changed anything since yesterday.

    If I click a lot on the icon I can see the process or a very brief moment but then dissapears. I tried to reinstall and nothing happens.

    So, what can I do? This is driving me mad.
     
  2. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Delete clientregistry.blob
     
  3. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Check the task manager and see if the process is running. If it is, kill it and start it again.
     
  4. DjD

    DjD L5: Dapper Member

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    Killing would be a bit harsh, first try to ask the process kindly to quit itself before you take drastic action.
     
  5. General_Norris

    General_Norris L2: Junior Member

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    It doesn't appear in the process tab, if I click it very fast I will see it for a milisecond before dissapearing so it's terminating.

    I also tried to delete the client registry but it didn't work.
     
  6. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    delete all files in your steam folder except steam.exe and the steamapps folder, steam will download everything.
     
  7. General_Norris

    General_Norris L2: Junior Member

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    I did that and it didn't work.

    But it created two files: ClientRegistry.blob and a crash dump file. This means that there's some kind of error but, as I thought, Steam boots.
     
  8. General_Norris

    General_Norris L2: Junior Member

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    All right it works again. I just repeated the same process and it worked for some reason.

    Thanks everybody.