Steam crashing [FIXED]

Today i tried to reinstall steam after a fresh windows install and carry on playing the great game Portal, however after copying my 42G steamapps folder steam would load and just sit in the systray. If I clicked it nothing would happen and the steam icon would just disappear from the systray. I googled for some answers…

First up.. try deleting your clientregistry.blob file in the steam folder then relaunch steam, it will make a new one, didnt work for me.

Next… delete all the .dll files in the steam folder, on relaunch steam will download fresh ones, still didnt work for me.

After trial and error I found the file that was causing the crashes! it was this one…winui.gcf in the steamapps folder, steam created a new one and now all is well 🙂

 

winui.gcf

winui.gcf

I hope someone googles this and finds it useful!

3 Comments

  1. Jak3 on January 3, 2009 at 1:22 am

    trying it right now, will update you on if it works…here’s to hoping

  2. Ro7 on March 15, 2009 at 12:52 am

    It worked for me. Went a little slow on startup but it works fine now. Thanks!

  3. pross on March 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Ro7: It worked for me. Went a little slow on startup but it works fine now. Thanks!

    Glad you found it useful!

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