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It sounds like malware is screwing with your internet connection in some way. I had the exact same problem when our DNS servers at work got screwed up. As soon as they fixed it, steam was fine. Just wipe the drive and start over IMO.
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post #12 of 37
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I just realized that I'm also unable to connect to the League of Legend servers. Any thoughts?

I had a similar problem once. What I did was went to search typed in " msconfig " and unchecked anythign that wasnt needed in the startup tab. If you see anything funny in there google it. I had something messing up an internet connection and disabling it solved the problem.
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I've got 3 drives. OS on an SSD, ALL my crap on a 2TB HDD, backing up onto a 2TB HDD. Steam AND LoL are both installed on my 2TB HDD. Would a malware issue on my HDD cause the issue? I've done like 3 reinstalls in the past 2 days. I'm sick of installing windows. Would installing Steam and LoL on my SSD fix it?
 
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This is a network connection issue on the OS drive. It has nothing to do with Steam or LoL.

What was the "Severe" issue that MSE found? Can you still access the internet?
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I can't remember what the issue was. However, MSE said it "fixed" the problem. I'm running the fourth full scan. Should be done in like 90 minutes (not that I can guarantee I'll be awake then).

I can access the internet just fine with every other application I've tried. I've even downloaded some legal torrent files on my desktop.

Is there a good, free driver update tool I can use to see if it's a bulk drivers thing?
 
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I can't remember what the issue was. However, MSE said it "fixed" the problem. I'm running the fourth full scan. Should be done in like 90 minutes (not that I can guarantee I'll be awake then).
I can access the internet just fine with every other application I've tried. I've even downloaded some legal torrent files on my desktop.
Is there a good, free driver update tool I can use to see if it's a bulk drivers thing?

This might be a firewall problem. Try disabling it, rebooting, and then running steam.

If you can get on the internet consistently, it's not a driver issue. The symptoms, so far, point to a software culprit.
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Turned firewall off. Restarting now. I swear if I were booting off of an HDD right now there'd be a bullet lodged in the boot drive.
 
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Failed again. Firewall off.

I know it's probably not the drivers, but is there a good, safe utility out there anyway.....just in case?

Edit: I just updated Steam and tried it again to no avail.
Edited by victorzamora - 8/29/12 at 8:19pm
 
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There is no safe utility for installing drivers. Only use manufacturer provided ones or the generic ones provided in windows update until you get the manufacturer drivers. More secure.
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Darn. Update all of those drivers is seriously gonna suck.

So, now what?
 
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