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First of all, i want to say the there should be a special place reserved in hell for the creators of steam.

Secondly...my steam is seriously F'ed up. This afternoon, i come home to see a steam update..ok, no big deal....i try to instal...says i can;t get connection to steam server. No big deal again..i wait awhile. still no connection...the rest of my clan have no problem getting in and update...well...after 2 hours of trying more, no dice. I try a system restore from about 10 days ago....still no dice...i reinstall steam...still nothing....I REFORMAT EVERYTHING AND REINSTALL WINDOWS AND STEAM still cannot make connection with server. I started from a clean slate, but it still won't work. What should/can i do? This is making em so mad!!!!

EDIT: and when i try to reinstall the source pack from my cd's...it won't let me change the destination....
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DangerousHobo had the same problem after the update. Go into your steam folder and delete clientregistry.blob and start steam again. Worked for Hobo.
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But he said he reformatted and reinstalled Steam!!! That should give him a brand new clientregistry.blob file! And a new everything else...

That's weird man. Dunno... I reinstalled Steam when I was having a problem downloading CS:S, and that fixed it, but that won't work for you obviously, so I dunno...
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You actually re installed windows before trying every possible thing from advice at OCN... I hope your kidding. So much time...
    
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You actually re installed windows before trying every possible thing from advice at OCN... I hope your kidding. So much time...
I did that as a last resort. I deleated the clientregistry.blob file. Got rid of steam, every thign that hsould have fixed it..( i have had this problem before) and nothing helped. Plus, i was plannign on reformattign on the first of the month (i reformat every 3 months jsut to keep everytihgn running smoothly)

It only took me about an hour to reformat and get everythign back the way it was...i make an image after all my drivers and required programs are on, so i can slipstream a clean install.
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Oh I see. Could it be something to do with your internet? Did everything work great one day then just quit out? It could have still occured after the format if maybe some how its related to your steam account?
    
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well....last night when i turned off my computer, steam hung for a long time...like it wouldn;t end the process so windows could turn off...maybe that has somehting to do with it? But i dont; know how the hell it oculd affect my steam account independantly of on my machine.
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Problem Solved....

SOLUTION: UNINSTALL XFIRE!!!!!!!
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