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Steam not starting at all

By gamingmage
Jan 11, 2007
  1. ok here's the problem I don't know why this started but whenever i double click the "Steam" icon to start steam it won't start it has a quick timer thing the hourglass and it loads into the system processes but doesn't show up or do anything else, and sometimes wen it does start it says that the registry is being used by another process, BTW I HAVE ALREADY UNINSTALLED AND REINSTALLED THIS GAME so that wont work and I HAVE ALREADY CHECKED STEAMS SUPPORT and all it says its background processes and idk wat to do i mean i kno the processes but i cant imagine which one it would be....thanks for all the help
     
  2. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    have you gone to the Steam support page and posted the question to the techs there?
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Steam itself is not a game. What game is it? Did you setup a Steam account when you installed the game or how far did you get in the process?
     
  4. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Yay for researching of problems it only took forever and a day :p

    ok i kno steam is not a game btw its the application that contains cs dod and other games neways i DID fix it as i was also having problems with WoW so i went to their forum and on the 26th page there is a link to a file that runs a scan during the startup between initial startup to the desktop that looks for wat would be causing it...i did that and now everything works perfectly :D
     
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Send an email to Valve (the makers of steam). There websiteis www.steampowered.com hope this helps.
     
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