About the 5th, there was an update for L4D and a client update. Since then, Steam started crashing literally every 10 minutes where it was idle. It took the entire day, constantly restarting Steam, just to download an 800 mb update. It then proceeded to download a 3,500 mb update for L4D that does not exist, with the crashing as bad as ever, and I gave up. I tried to reinstall Steam, and now it refuses to load at all. Either it crashes before it can sign in, or it takes 10 minutes to sign in and then crashes when Steam tries to open. I have no clue what is causing this, I already did virus scans. I also have a new laptop, and the current fad is to not give your customers any kind of backup CD so I don't know how to format the hard drive either.