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#1magmablockPosted 2/22/2012 2:34:00 PM
This has been going on for several days. Try as I might, I simply cannot get the damn game to just let me play. I tried reinstalling the game at least four times to no avail (it did let me play once, but it had horrendous stuttering issues), and I even tried reinstalling all of Steam twice. No progress. The game refuses to do anything past validating files that have already been validated, and getting an update that I already have (which I know from the brief stint mentioned above). So screw it, I'm out of ideas. What the hell do I do?
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#2drew872Posted 2/22/2012 3:41:52 PM
try verifying game cache. right click tf2 in steam, properties, and it should be under one of the tabs. can't remember which one.
#3magmablock(Topic Creator)Posted 2/22/2012 4:34:46 PM(edited)
That's exactly the problem; Steam won't stop verifying the cache. I did decide to do it manually like you said, but that didn't do crap. So **** it, I'm just going to reinstall the entire game for the FIFTH TIME to see if that changes anything. I don't have access to any TF2 maps in Gmod, so my guess is that something messed up when installing (I did get a random blue screen right the **** out of nowhere today when it was at 100% (with 100% apparently not meaning it's done) so that could be it).
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#4ravens02Posted 2/22/2012 5:35:28 PM
sounds like hard drive errors.

look into chkdsk
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#5LChaos2Posted 2/22/2012 5:48:05 PM(edited)
I had this problem before.

What I did:

-Backup Local Files to an external memory drive
-Delete all local content
-Restore the back up
-Play TF2

Considering you reinstalled a bunch of times, not sure it'll work.
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#6iStealthshotPosted 2/23/2012 2:38:15 PM
I had this problem for two weeks.

Turns out my hard drive was 50% fragmented. I had no idea how it happened.

Anyways, after defragging, it worked perfectly. I recommend O&O Defrag if you have the money. Otherwise, use the built in Windows Defragmenter.

Hope this helps.
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#7magmablock(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2012 6:55:56 PM
IqbalSingh94 posted...
I had this problem for two weeks.

Turns out my hard drive was 50% fragmented. I had no idea how it happened.

Anyways, after defragging, it worked perfectly. I recommend O&O Defrag if you have the money. Otherwise, use the built in Windows Defragmenter.

Hope this helps.


Well, my computer as a whole has been a little wonky lately (taking a full minute to load up a song in VLC player, for instance) so I'll give it a shot. I've already tried every other bit of advice I've run into, so what's to lose?
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#8ravens02Posted 2/23/2012 7:09:21 PM
you tried chkdsk?
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#9zer0dinPosted 2/24/2012 10:39:40 AM
magmablock posted...
IqbalSingh94 posted...
I had this problem for two weeks.

Turns out my hard drive was 50% fragmented. I had no idea how it happened.

Anyways, after defragging, it worked perfectly. I recommend O&O Defrag if you have the money. Otherwise, use the built in Windows Defragmenter.

Hope this helps.

Well, my computer as a whole has been a little wonky lately (taking a full minute to load up a song in VLC player, for instance) so I'll give it a shot. I've already tried every other bit of advice I've run into, so what's to lose?


That's definitely not normal, and like someone else said it sounds like your hard drive is either very fragmented or possibly going bad.
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#10iStealthshotPosted 2/25/2012 3:48:28 AM(edited)

From: zer0din | #009
magmablock posted...
IqbalSingh94 posted...
I had this problem for two weeks.

Turns out my hard drive was 50% fragmented. I had no idea how it happened.

Anyways, after defragging, it worked perfectly. I recommend O&O Defrag if you have the money. Otherwise, use the built in Windows Defragmenter.

Hope this helps.

Well, my computer as a whole has been a little wonky lately (taking a full minute to load up a song in VLC player, for instance) so I'll give it a shot. I've already tried every other bit of advice I've run into, so what's to lose?


That's definitely not normal, and like someone else said it sounds like your hard drive is either very fragmented or possibly going bad.


It was most likely due to me downloading several games off steam at once. It was only my Steam Partition, and not my main one.

I would use chkdsk at this point to see if you have any bad sectors on your hard drive.
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