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Today I restarted steam and it now doesn't start up anymore. Downloaded steaminstall straight from steampowered.com, installed, still doesn't work. What can I do now, it works just yesterday.
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My steam takes like 5 minuites to come up. i have no idea why it does this, it just takes a very long time from when i click the icon, to come up.
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Problem: Steam fails to start
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Steam fails to start and does not generate an error message - what is happening?
Answer


Please ensure your System Clock is set to a valid date - an invalid date (for example, any date in the year 2099) will prevent Steam from loading.


http://support.steampowered.com/cgi-...i=&p_topview=1
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Open the task manager and make sure all process's of steam.exe are not running.

Navigate to your steam folder(eg. C:\\Valve\\Steam) and look for the ClientRegistry.blob temp file and delete it, then run steam again

This should help and ask for your login infomation again.

I have this problem all the time and this always fixes it

Hope this helps

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u mean c:\\program files\\valve\\steam
sometimes c:\\program files\\steam
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Originally Posted by DaRkLoRd65535
u mean c:\\program files\\valve\\steam
sometimes c:\\program files\\steam
What he said

My Steam is on a seperate partition so I dont lose all my mods + skins when I format XP
    
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Uhhhh, I copied the steam.exe over from the new dir and it works...thanks lots guys.
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