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I can't even load up any steam game.. :(

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Whever i attempt to run cs:s, or any steam based game.. it gives me an ERROR message window pop-up saying "Stea,.exe (main exception): Unable to start Steam Engine: *SteamStartEngine(0x12e890) failed with error 201: Cannot perfrom this operation while offline"

But meh *** i am online (how else would i be posting this thread and DL'ing music?)

I have gone into my steam folder, and deleted ClientRegistry.blob. It doesn't help. I have restarted my router several times (5 to be exact), still doesnt work. whever i reboot my system, i just get the same pop-up ERROR message as i typed above.. it doesnt even load up a steam icon in my toolbar, or even show that im offline. I cannot start steam at all, even in offline mode, because this damn message

Steam.exe (main exception): Unable to start Steam Engine: *SteamStartEngine(0x12e890) failed with error 201: Cannot perfrom this operation while offline its the only thing that executes whenever i run anything that has to do w/ Steam at all.

Yes, i am online. as a matter of a fact, im talking in vent right now and
DLing music. My internet is NOT screwy. it is NOT my firewall. It's steam meh

When i hit CTRL+ALT+DEL > Processes, it shows steam running... but like i cant really do anything with it..

Any help = Rep. saying reboot, or restart steam DOES NOT HELP.
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post #2 of 14
reinstall steam. if it doesnt work after that, idk.
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Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
reinstall steam. if it doesnt work after that, idk.
x2, you prob have a corrupt file, or you can make sure that you don't have steam set for an internet connection speed that is not even close to what you have. Personally I would uninstall steam and reinstall.
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Peerguardian 2 blocks Steam's Ip's. Just a thought
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bleh.. ok. i'ma gonna try n' re-install steam, i just DL'd it from steampowered. but lol where's the uninstall steam .exe folder at? Do i even need to uninstall it? or can i just re-install it? *defrags disk, and loads up Registry Mechanic while typing this post*
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Also incase it's crashed you may want to end the steam process. You should also be able to uninstall steam via control panel > add remove programs. I would suggest removing before reinstalling, but be aware that if you acually uninstall it you will need to download all the game files again. If you just re-install you will not have to, but if they are messed up or something you might want to download them again anyway.

Yeah make sure you don't have anything like peer-gaurdian running also, as this will probally block steam.
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Also incase it's crashed you may want to end the steam process. You should also be able to uninstall steam via control panel > add remove programs. I would suggest removing before reinstalling, but be aware that if you acually uninstall it you will need to download all the game files again. If you just re-install you will not have to, but if they are messed up or something you might want to download them again anyway.

Yeah make sure you don't have anything like peer-gaurdian running also, as this will probally block steam.
i have 10GB of steam maps, and 200MB of these damn mp3s that are required for me to play in servers (omg i hate the .mp3s admins play.. they arent cute)
:S

So.. yea im gonna like just end the steam process, and reinstall it..

you think i'll be good? i dont belive i have some guardian program thing running. i havent don e anything new at all for last 2 weeks and this just started happening to me last night
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I have gone into my steam folder, and deleted ClientRegistry.blob.
When you did this was steam running? or did you exit steam. I believe you have to end steam to make the delete work.
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****.. seriously. I just deleted steamvia add/remove programs, reinstalled it, after it said it was done.. i click finish and take a guess what it gives me?

Steam.exe (main exception): Unable to start Steam Engine: *SteamStartEngine(0x12e890) failed with error 201: Cannot perfrom this operation while offline the same ****ing message! i am gon / wrists damn steam i hope they get cancer!!!!!!!!111111
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I would uninstall Steam, clean out the Program Files folder manually and delete all Steam related registry entries. Then reinstall Steam and see what happens.
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