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So I cannot log into steam. before it had said cannot update but right now steam can go to the login page but keeps saying steam cannot connect to the server. It is connected to a school ethernet. I have tried reinstalling steam. Nothing is seeming to work, I have a laptop also connected to the internet and it cannot seem to connect to steam either. Any ideas or suggestions?
Edited by chinesethunda - 6/1/11 at 2:40pm
   
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Is your school blocking Steam? That's exactly what happened to me once my work caught on.
post #3 of 11
most schools block it, my school blocks it through the busy semesters (fall, winter) but it opens it back up during the summer.
best to contact your technical administration especially if your living on dorm, if so request to have the ports opened during low traffic hours (usually 4-6pm till 7am)
Edited by mr. biggums - 5/31/11 at 8:34pm
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well atm ir works, i saw the steam client was stopped in the services so i started it and it works >_> not sure what i did tho
   
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okay so it stopped working again, i tried what i did before and no use. I still cannot log in
   
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I have reformatting my drive and installed steam again but it still refuses to go past 30% update and then crashing
   
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
I have reformatting my drive and installed steam again but it still refuses to go past 30% update and then crashing
Because you have windows 7, don't you? Same thing happened to me before. Uninstall it, then install it while running Windows in safe mode and it should work.
    
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post #8 of 11
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but the thing i dont understand is why it would stop working for my laptop too. It works on my laptop when I am not in my dorm. So it might be my ethernet in my dorm. Right now I am using the college's wireless internet and i can connect to steam. but when i am in my dorm connected to the ethernet I cannot log in
   
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cannot install in safe mode because window installer will not load in safe mode. and i tried to install normally and update in safe mode but no go either
   
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post #10 of 11
Also here is a list of apps that will cause steam to mess up.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...9828-SFLZ-9289
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