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well my only thought would be to back up steam content then uninstall and reinstall
I did that
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Ok, I just tried completely uninstalling Steam AND all my games and reinstalling them. BUT, I saved my account name folders to my desktop. Then, after reinstalling them, the games ran fine. So I renamed the new folder with my account name and replaced it with the old folder so I would have all my settings and downloaded data. Then it gives me the error again. So I just undo the replacement I made, back to how it was when it worked 20 FRIGGIN' SECONDS AGO, and I still get the error!!! All I did was rename the folder then change it back, and now it doesn't work!!! ***!!! I even closed Steam when I did all the folder renaming and moving!

And before when the problem first arrived I never did anything like this! I didn't mess with the folders at all! What's going on???

I don't get it, it just doesn't make sense! (to me)
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Send an email or something to Valve.
    
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Send an email or something to Valve.
I guess I'm gonna have to...
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I just figured it out, for me. Apparently Steam needs to be running in Administrative mode (for Vista anyways), so I went to the Steam.exe file and right-clicked and went to Compatibility and checked Run this as an administrator, or something like that. Now it works.

Huzzah.

But I wonder why it worked before, and if it was running that way before how just stopped running in administrative mode... =/
Weird.
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-1 for vista

glad you got it fixed.
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-1 for vista

glad you got it fixed.
lol

I still like Vista overall, although that's rather odd that it just changed that by itself (I guess it did, I don't believe I did)
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