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I've been having this problem for a while now but never bothered to ask about it. Basically, whenever I try to log into any of the Steam services inside of Steam, like when I want to buy a game or accept friend invites, etc... I enter my username and password, but instead of logging me in, nothing happens.

It is akin to being at a website login page, and instead of logging in, you just enter your username and password and hit the refresh button.

This is extremely annoying and is crippling my experience on Steam.

If I go to the steam website in Firefox, I can log in fine to buy games.
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maybe something is wrong with the client?

uninstall it, and give it a fresh start.
might help.
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It has been kind of like that for me lately, as well. The "Store" page won't load sometimes, and when I try to log in to the Steam Community, it hangs (reload circle thing just keeps going round and round). It doesn't happen all the time, but it's enough to notice.
    
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It has been kind of like that for me lately, as well. The "Store" page won't load sometimes, and when I try to log in to the Steam Community, it hangs (reload circle thing just keeps going round and round). It doesn't happen all the time, but it's enough to notice.
for me the issue is constant. i cant log into anything using the steam client.

also, left4dead crashes and freezes all the f*cking time.

if I uninstall steam, won't that mean I have to redownload all the games and redo all the progress I made?
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for me the issue is constant. i cant log into anything using the steam client.

also, left4dead crashes and freezes all the f*cking time.

if I uninstall steam, won't that mean I have to redownload all the games and redo all the progress I made?
Click on "File," then "Check for Steam client updates..." (although you've probably already done that).

Left 4 Dead has crashed on my sig rig a few times, but it's not common for me. Check out this Steam Support page, maybe.

If you can't get Steam to work, (and no one here can offer a solution), I'd just send in a Support ticket (you'll have to create a separate "support" account if you haven't already).

That's probably not a lot of help but I'm not sure what's wrong.
Edited by Choggs396 - 12/19/08 at 10:39pm
    
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Left 4 Dead is new, Valve hasn't fixed the bugs yet. They know of tons of them, they're working on a patch, but sofar nothing. I'm figuring a nuclear bomb of sorts when they do patch it.

As far as steam errors, delete the .blob files and restart steam. Steam will recreate them, and hopefully, work.


Enable cookies in IE, as well, as Steam uses IE instead of FF.
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Enable cookies in IE, as well, as Steam uses IE instead of FF.
ohhhh this is probably it... i have all the security settings in IE up to maximum and cookies and everything disabled, because I never use IE. thanks!
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