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For the last few weeks my Steam has been crashing regularly with the "Steam has stopped working" error.

I can recreate the error anytime by:

1. Initiating a voice chat
2. Changing a setting in the options

I have tried a re-install of the program with no luck. Exactly the same as before.

Any ideas?

Posted this on Steam forums but nobody ever replies there.
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Does it do this globally in all games or a specific game? Sounds like an issue with audio drivers possibly since it's an audio component you're attempting to change. Have you completely wiped out steam, ran ccleaner, then reinstalled?
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Happens if I just want to change the option that stops steam from starting with Windows. Once i've made the change and press OK, the client crashes. Happens with any other settings I try to change.
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dude.... do not worry... steam is doing lots of upadates etc... it is a global thing... look in ur library then downloads and u will see steam is dl stuff.

sugestion.....

open steam up the way it wants to work.... then delete all cache etc.... then let steam redownload all the settings and all.... just make sure ur profile is inthe steam cloud
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