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Old 11-25-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Steam.exe Unable to load library steamUI.dll

Hi. I Runned into a problem today with steam. Lastnight I played like nothing but today, steam wouldnt start on my computer. I get this message
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7585/drittsteam.jpg

I search around for answers, but no luck.
This is what I've tried
-Deleted steam and installed it again
-Deleted steam, installed at another computer (which worked at the computer) and simply copied back into my computer
-I have tried to rename ClientRegistry.blob to ClientRegistryOld.blob
-Rebooted my computer
-Sweared to the screen ( )
-Switched firewall off and back on
-Downloaded SteamUI.dll at dll-files.com to replace corrupted files
-Tried to install steam with the MW2 cd
Noen of this gave success and victory.

Note, In other trouble topic, people have confused Steam.dll with my problem with SteamUI.dll. How ever, dunno if this does matter some way.

So I ask kindly, does any one have a clue about what to do? From my point of wiev, I'm left with one option. To format my C: drive.
 
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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You don't have to rename ClientRegistry.blob, you should have just deleted that file and let steam update himself. Well that's what I did when this error occur.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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The renaming of ClientRegistry.blob is the last thing I tried. So its not that what have triggered this error.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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If you have made a clean uninstallation and then reinstall steam, it should have overwrite the corrupted file(s). Maybe you should try this again but change the installation directory.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:49 PM   #5
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Tried new installation directory, but back to square one. Come on guys, hit me. Any Steam devolment team that surfing through this section or is it a way to petition them?
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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With this clean install, Go in the steam folder and delete ClientRegistry.blop if you still get that error. Don't rename it. Then start steam and it should update.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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With this clean install, Go in the steam folder and delete ClientRegistry.blop if you still get that error. Don't rename it. Then start steam and it should update.
Renaming does the same thing as deleting, except if something goes wrong with updating again, you can just take your renamed one and change it back to the original.

I would contact support and ask them. It takes them 3-5 business days to respond, if you update your ticket, it will send you to the back of the ticket line.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:37 PM   #8
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Still nothing...
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:15 PM   #9
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Dude you are not the only one with this problem, I even system restored, and still cant get it to work. It has something to do with the recent update or something, only because it seems to update, then mess up steam itself.

I personally am quite jarateed off right now about this, I hope steam fixes it or something because its bugging the hell out of me right now.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:47 PM   #10
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Same here, Steam just updated itself, and now I get the message
Quote:
Plattform Error: bad module 'steamui', not loading
EDIT: I repaired mine. I renamed my SteamUI.dll and started Steam. It updated, and now it's running.

EDIT2: Comparing the two files tells me they are identical.

Last edited by Fozi: 11-25-2009 at 04:54 PM. Reason: Yay!
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:54 PM   #11
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Your lucky. Mine says Invalid access to memory location. I dont know what that means exactly, but its ed up.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:23 PM   #12
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Just renaming the .blob file wont do it, here read this:

Error verifying STEAM UserID ticket
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:13 PM   #13
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I tried the method you posted, and still got the same damn message. This honestly is the most annoying thing I have ever seen. Please if you have ANY idea how to fix this.

Error Message reads: Steam.exe (main exception): Unable to load library SteamUI.dll, Win32 Error 998 "Invalid access to memory location."

Please help!
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:45 AM   #14
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I take it no one has any idea.. <.<

Edit : I Do not know if this helps at all, but I have like 74 games on steam, and I already opened a ticket. I mean thats a lot of money and this sort of jaratees me off because all of that money now, is not working...

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Old 11-26-2009, 07:15 AM   #15
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Just renaming the .blob file wont do it, here read this:

Error verifying STEAM UserID ticket
Still same. And en the first post its mention that I have tried to rename the .blob file

I have sendt a support ticket to steam, crossing my finger for answer within the weekend.
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