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Old 05-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Cool Steam Update STUCK at 20% or any point TIPS

Hi Guys,

I am kinda new to this forum. But recently I found the resolution to the issue that most people have been having for quite sometime now.

The issue is that when updating Steam, it gets stuck at 10% or any other % and it does not go any further than that. I have found a fix from one blog. Solution is:

1. Download TCPView (Microsoft Sysinternals)
2. Run it and close the connection of steam by right clicking on Steam.

What this does is that it automatically fetches a new IP and if it still does not happen, do it again. At one point you will get a good server and then it will download it at good speed as well.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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here is an older fix
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...1456-EUDN-2493

updates that stall are connection problems or a corrupted winui.gcf.
I never see anything else cause it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:55 AM   #3
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Hey, I just want to thank you for finding this programme.
Microsoft TCPView really helped.
It updated immediately and the percentage increased very fast.

I was quite depressed when I can't even update after installing.
Now it's updated.

woohoo.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897437.aspx

Clearer Instructions:

1.Download the TCPViewer by clicking the link above.
2.Extract and use the TCPView.exe only
3.Open the Steam, when it shows updating, open the TCPView.exe and find steam.exe inside the TCPView.exe Programme.
4.Right click Steam.exe inside the TCPView programme and click close connection.
5.???
6.PROFIT!

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Old 05-28-2012, 03:02 AM   #4
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Thank you, can confirm that the method using TCPView works.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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Awesome, after reading thread after thread after thread telling me to delete ClientRegistry.blob, this trick of force-closing every connection actually works! Thank you!

I did have to do it about 50 times, quite literally, and the client decides steam is unavailable after about 20 or so, so I did have to restart the process a few times, but thankfully it does resume the download instead of starting over. Ultimately the problem I think is my ISP. Given a choice between dial-up and AT&T DSL, I think I'd go with dial-up, because at least that will eventually complete downloads. Seriously, never ever ever give AT&T your business if you ever want to download anything larger than 10 Megs again.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:38 AM   #6
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Thankx Im trying ur technique.

1. PORTWARDWARD for my router. https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...8571-GLVN-8711
Then restart machine as well DSL Router.

2. Delete clientregistry blog and then start steam.
3. Run TCPView > Right click on Steam > Close connection.

4. Now it is porgressing... seems helping.

5. Fingures crossed :|
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:39 AM   #7
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Awesome, after reading thread after thread after thread telling me to delete ClientRegistry.blob, this trick of force-closing every connection actually works! Thank you!

I did have to do it about 50 times, quite literally, and the client decides steam is unavailable after about 20 or so, so I did have to restart the process a few times, but thankfully it does resume the download instead of starting over. Ultimately the problem I think is my ISP. Given a choice between dial-up and AT&T DSL, I think I'd go with dial-up, because at least that will eventually complete downloads. Seriously, never ever ever give AT&T your business if you ever want to download anything larger than 10 Megs again.

u can always use DSL with Bridge mode, no need of portforarding then
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:01 AM   #8
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Thankx Im trying ur technique.

1. PORTWARDWARD for my router. https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...8571-GLVN-8711
Then restart machine as well DSL Router.

2. Delete clientregistry blog and then start steam.
3. Run TCPView > Right click on Steam > Close connection.

4. Now it is porgressing... seems helping.

5. Fingures crossed :|

It done now, i had to CLOSE CONNECTION from TCPView 3 times, it works fine. Steam updated succesfully now
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:21 AM   #9
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I always have same problem when is update for Source games, for Team Fortress 2 only.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #10
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Thanks Guys!!
Just tried this with TCPView myself, yep you have to be quick but looks like it worked for me.

Thanks again

Steve
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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Confirmed it works. Thank you very much.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:24 AM   #12
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Encountered update stuck problem a 2nd time, just 2-3 weeks after the 1st. Any official word on this issue?

Anyway, workaround stated in thread works (with some persistence).
Worthy of bump : >
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #13
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Thanks for the TCPView tip, guys! Works like a charm, just had to keep closing the connection until it found one with a consistent download rate.

Hopefully Valve will fix this issue with Steam.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:50 AM   #14
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It's downloading at like 1% per minute, but at least it's downloading.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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this thread needs a sticky
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