View Full Version : Half-Life 2 fails to launch new install win764

05-05-2010, 09:47 AM
I get the error:

SteamStartup () failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0018E074) failed with error 1:
failed to take master pipe connection lock

This was in a fresh new download of Half-Life 2, ep1 and ep2 in a new install of Steam using the beta client. in a brand new install of windows 7 64bit with all drivers current in the system.

any ideas on what to try?

EDIT: Solved

After comparing the steamappfolders to my desktop and seeing no real file changes i decided to delete every file in my steam directory except SteamApps and Steam.exe

Then i disabled my sandbox application (comodo internet security) and made all steam EXE's trusted.

This solved my issue 100% working now.