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Did a complete format of C: and reinstalled Windows 7 trying to fix a keyboard problem. Steam and all my games were on D: which is also a different physical drive. I've done this before and was able to keep my steam stuff intact.

However this time, Steam will not connect to the servers and I get the following error...



What am I missing? This is driving me insane. I made no changes to my router, can still access Steam on my other computer, and firewall is off.

Any ideas?
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did you do that thing where you have to enter the code they email you?

Did you do a complete uninstall and re-istall it?
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delete everything in your steam folder except steam.exe and steamapps folder. open steam.exe let it update the files and rewrite the registries.

it should work.
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It did do a reinstall, and I did do the code thing... Guess I will try the delete trick.

Thanks
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Delete trick worked. Thanks <3
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Steam was down 20 minutes ago for maintainance

That was probably the issue lol
 
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Now if I can find my old drivers for my Xbox controllers I'll be back in action....
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
Steam was down 20 minutes ago for maintainance

That was probably the issue lol
the reinstall of windows caused the registries to either be missing or wrong more than most likely

from the sounds of it he was working on it for longer than 20 min.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NineteenEleven View Post
the reinstall of windows caused the registries to either be missing or wrong more than most likely

from the sounds of it he was working on it for longer than 20 min.
Oh jeeze...some time its just best not to comment if your not to sure what your talking about.

With a fresh install i would expect he would have a new registry built as part of the process,if not theres something seriously wrong with the install!

Not sure i understood this the right way
Edited by superj1977 - 8/10/11 at 12:56pm
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post #10 of 15
i think you should re-read the OP, because i am correct.

his games were on D:

he wiped C: (where his registries are)

re-installed C:

tried to launch steam.

steam only writes the registries on install, they were not there. steam was mad.

the delete trick is essentially re-installing steam, without downloading and installing all your games.
Edited by NineteenEleven - 8/10/11 at 12:54pm
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