Steam problem - gets stuck on Update

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pl, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    Hey all, when I launch Steam, it wants to update with a message saying "Updating Steam platform", and then shortly later it gives me "Steam is temporarily unavailable, try again later" and then I sigh.

    I've tried the obvious, restarting and repairing (in the installer) Steam, but it seems to be not much help. :(
    I've got no ideas of what else I could try, so if you could throw out some suggestions, thanks :)

    If nobody has anything that works, I might try the Steam forums. But once again, thanks a lot if you could help.
     
  2. Gaw

    Gaw L4: Comfortable Member

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    Have you tried waiting? Maybe Steam is temporarily unavailable, it happens frequently.

    1. Restart pc
    2. Wait
    3. Contact steam support

    You're 3 options, in order.
     
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  3. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    There's no use waiting, as the update window just disappears about 10 seconds. The whole Steam does quit (as I didn't see it in the Task Manager's processes)

    I find this really weird, as my brother's updated just fine.
     
  4. Gaw

    Gaw L4: Comfortable Member

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    Well then wait until someone else replies, restart your pc, or contact steam support..
     
  5. Rotab

    Rotab L1: Registered

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    Have you tried deleting your ClientRegistry.blob?
     
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  6. BrokenTripod

    BrokenTripod L5: Dapper Member

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    It's funny how this is the solution to almost anything Steam related.
     
  7. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    If a moderator could lock this thread, that would be great. I got my answer from Steam Support (by deleting all of the Steam files apart from the executable and Steamapps folder then restarting), and now my Steam works fine again :)