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post #1 of 9
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Okay, Long story short, I installed the whole CSS deal on my secondary hard-drive, then everything on those drives got erased.

Now somehow all the registry keys and such are still there, and won't let me re-install, un-install, or anything else of the sort because it can't locate the un-installer...

Anyone have an idea how I would go about changing this? (It won't let install Steam either, so downloading is also out of the question...)
post #2 of 9
Have you tried deleting the keys manually and then try the reinstall after?
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Yes, still no go.

"Error 1325. 'SteamApps' is not a vaild short file name."

Thats what I get when I try to install, un-install, re-install, or run.
post #4 of 9
Use Ccleaner
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Use a program called CCleaner. It works wonders. It can clean all the registry files and unnecessary system files. It also overrides the PC to manually control the startup programs and has access to Add/Remove programs.

Edit\\\\Crap Bentrinh beat me to it by a few seconds.
post #6 of 9
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Tried = No.

When I try to delete half-life 2, steam, they both give me "Cannot remove MSI installer."
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BFH?
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Looks like you'll have to reinstall Windows. If you cannot delete the registry keys and clean that up, then I see no other option.
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Yarr...

No Friday night FUBAR for Shawn.

I guess I'll just wait until I go and get my new board and power supply.
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