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I was wondering if anyone could help me get my steam games working again, I recently reinstalled windows 7 about 2 days ago and when I first got steam on and my games on they worked just fine, now they are crashing, mw3 crashes on the menu and mw2 crashes loading the map, I can't see the error message because I have to use task manager to free up windows again. Anything to check for?
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Also there are no viruses, I have scanned several times. I cannot think of anything I did prior to the games failing to work.
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check the game integrity. that way steam will check for errors and fix them automatically. defrag the games also never hurt

if the problem is steam, delete everything in the steam directory except the folder steamapps and the steam application. then click on steam and it'll "update itself" with a new install. that way you don't have to delete your downloaded games. thumb.gif
   
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Thanks, didn't help. Verifying resulted in blue screens. I have since had to reinstall windows.
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check the game integrity. that way steam will check for errors and fix them automatically. defrag the games also never hurt
if the problem is steam, delete everything in the steam directory except the folder steamapps and the steam application. then click on steam and it'll "update itself" with a new install. that way you don't have to delete your downloaded games. thumb.gif

Did you try the part I bolded in the above quote? Or did you just verify integrity of game cache? If you did all those steps and it didn't help I'd say the problem isn't Steam but maybe something with the Windows install.
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if you get a bluescreen when you verify the game cache, then it's definitely not steam.

hope the problem is solved after your reinstall, is it a format and clean install or just repair?
   
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