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2 years ago#1
I am unable to successfully launch steam.exe at the moment. From what I have found, the reason is my antivirus was blocking a key componet to an update I got today. Unfortunately, I can't find a single bit of useful information on how to force steam to update again, so I'm currenly unable to do anything to try and fix the issue.

if anyone is interested in the exact error:
Fatal Error: Could not load module 'bin/vgui2_s.dll'
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"That time when you have no idea who is ringing the bell at the door and you're just kind of assuming it's a duck." -raocow 2013
2 years ago#2
download steam installer
uninstall steam
disable antivirus
run steam installer
when complete, enable antivirus
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2 years ago#3
backup or move your games folder before you uninstall steam, lest ye be wantin' to reinstall them all afterward
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2 years ago#4
I have some games installed on an external hardrive, will I need to back those up, as well?
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"That time when you have no idea who is ringing the bell at the door and you're just kind of assuming it's a duck." -raocow 2013
2 years ago#5
i tend to pillage and plunder the high seas (if you catch my drift) so i've only had tf2 installed on steam. I would guess as long as it's not plugged in you'd be ok but you may wanna wait for someone to give you a more definitive answer.
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BIG MONEY! BIG PRIZES! I LOVE IT!"
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2 years ago#6
And that is why you dont give advice as soon as you wake up
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2 years ago#7
So, I should backup/move my entire steam library, right?
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"That time when you have no idea who is ringing the bell at the door and you're just kind of assuming it's a duck." -raocow 2013
2 years ago#8
To force Steam to update, delete ClientRegistry.blob in the Steam folder

Should force an update. Otherwise, you might have to try deleting like others said.
2 years ago#9
Maxscart posted...
To force Steam to update, delete ClientRegistry.blob in the Steam folder

Should force an update. Otherwise, you might have to try deleting like others said.


And yes, it's safe to delete, it will be replaced by another one when you open Steam. Shiuld be obvious, but don't delete it unless Steam is completely closed.
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