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Old 06-14-2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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case-insensitive filesystem?

Hey fellow gamers,

today, after 3years of working fine, my steam does not want to start up and gives me this message:

'Steam requires that 'C:\Program Files\Steam' be on a case-insensitive filesystem.'

As far as I know I haven't change anything on my computer since the last time I use steam (yesterday).

Does someone know what causes this and how to solve this?

It on a windows xp

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Try running steam as an admin.

Aslo are you doing anything 'weird' you're not running thi via wine or something dubm areyou?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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This is the only account on my computer thus its (the only) admin.

and I am just trying to run it by double clicking the icon on my screen as always
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Operating System?

All MS Os's have case insensitive File Systems.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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sorry, i will add that now. im on a windows xp
and the funny thing is steam has always been working on my dads mac too without ever screaming about case insensitive filesystems
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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Quote:
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sorry, i will add that now. im on a windows xp
Service Pack?

XP is nearing end of support, though it's still popular.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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i know xp is nearing the end of support, but i didn't think that it would mean the end of being able to run steam. it the 2002 home edition
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:00 AM   #8
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That doesn't answer my question...

SP1, SP2, SP3 or no service pack at all?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:02 AM   #9
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sorry, messed up. its service pack 3
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:04 AM   #10
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Thanks, If I were you I'd raise a ticket with steam support (SP3 is still supported).
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