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Old 10-03-2011, 05:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Games stuck on "scanning for steam games updates..."

I have a problem, all of my games stuck on "scanning for steam games updates..." I tried disabling auto-updates for my games and tried to verify game integrity to manually update it, but still doesn't work, reinstall doesn't work either. This is how the message looks like
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5009/unled105.jpg


it would be great if I can get this issue solved asap. I miss playing my games.
any help would be great, thanks
 
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Close Steam, delete/rename clientregistry.blob, start Steam. Cross your fingers and wait. You might have to do this more than one time.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:43 PM   #3
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Close Steam, delete/rename clientregistry.blob, start Steam. Cross your fingers and wait. You might have to do this more than one time.
thanks for the reply, I did that first but it did not work, I was able to fix the issue before I went to work this morning by deleting everything in my steam directory except for the "steamapps" folder which has all my games and the steam executeable, works just fine now.

(mods please close thread, since issue has been solved, thank you)
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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the one from compufreak worked for me
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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I know this is an old thread, but here's what I tried successfully.
1. Exit Steam.
2. Start Task Manager
3. Select Processes tab.
4. Look for Steam.exe. Surprise surprise, it is still running!
5. Select Steam.exe, click End Process button.
6. Restart Steam and try again.

I did not need to delete or rename any files.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:22 AM   #6
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I had this with "Portal 2" some weeks ago. After i've clicked the play button on P-2, steam shows that this game must be updated and start the download. Have you tried that?
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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im bringing this back up. please help!
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
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I have the same problem right now, trying to run fallen enchantress...
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #9
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Ok fixed,

After recent updates that took up a lot of space, i only had 2MB on my steam hard drive. After deleting a couple of games steam works properly again.

They should really fix steam to display the right error when you don't have enough space, instead of showing that strange updating games message undefinitely.
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