Steam issues.

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Ch3tan, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    After extensive searching of the steam forums it appears my problem with steam is caused by mcafee...which I do not use.

    Let me expand.

    Since the update of (two?) weeks ago my steam starts up, updates, gets to 26% and then windows interrupts. "Steam.exe can not be deleted" something about no permission, blah blah.

    So I cannot update or launch steam. I have no virus scanner running, I have tried with zone alarm and every other task I can think of and see disabled.

    I don't want to try and reinstall steam over the top, which has been suggested for a similar (but not identical) problem.

    So any ideas guys and gals? Anyone got around this rpoblem or even had it?

    I don't want to change my sig, I still love Steam damn it!
  2. A very long shot but..

    Is the steam.exe or the steam folder read only?
  3. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    Nope tried that :/

    The exact error is win32 error 5 "acess is denied"
  4. You logged on as Admin? Or user with full access rights?
  5. Afx

    Afx Fledgling Freddie

    This might be utterly useless but have u tried deleting clientregistry.blob and then attempting to update again?
    I havnt come across your problem before but whenever ive had problems with updating(namely every steam update) this has always solved the problem.
    hth :/
  6. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    First thing I tried was deleting the clientregistry.

    Yes I am logged in as admin afaik. Will double check though.

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