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Old 08-05-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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Lightbulb How To: Fix the "Steam is not running error"

I had this error, it went through the intro then an window named "Engine" popped up and said: "Steam Is Not Running, You need to use steam" or something. I solved it using this:

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To Fix (First Try)

* Exit Steam
* Open a 'Command Prompt' (cmd.exe if you are using 'Run...' from the start menu)
* Run: "c:\Program Files\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe" /repair
Note: Change "c:\Program Files" to wherever you have steam installed. For a 64 bit OS the default would be: "c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe" /repair
* Start Steam
Anyone else had this problem? And this thread is for fact, i guess someone gets happy when they see this since you cant find the answer so easely since people accuse you for downloading L4D2 illegaly. (I would never do that! How dare you !)
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Didn't work for me.
I tried deleting all the steam files EXCEPT: steamapps, Steam.exe and steam.ico
and it worked.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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I had the same problem and solved it by:

1. Right clicking on the game in Steam
2. Selecting Properties
3. Selecting the LOCAL FILES tab
4. Selecting Verify integrity of game cache

I hope that helps others!
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #4
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I had the same problem and solved it by:

1. Right clicking on the game in Steam
2. Selecting Properties
3. Selecting the LOCAL FILES tab
4. Selecting Verify integrity of game cache

I hope that helps others!
im going to go try it
wish me luck!
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