"ahguang" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 'Andy [YaYa Wrote:
>> ;633278']"ahguang" <email@example.com> wrote in
>> news:firstname.lastname@example.org...> > >
>> > >
>> > > bikemastermike;488452 Wrote:
>> > >
>> > > hi there,
>> > > i have the same problem as u too. it keep telling me that i can only
>> > > run one Steam at a time. apparently u had solved this prob, may i
>> > know
>> > > how do u do it?
>> > >
>> > > haiz and i also have the prob of
>> > > "\p4clients\rel_beta\Projects\Common\Misc\Win32Registry.cpp" > >
>> > > Steam won't run if it's already running, look for the Team icon in
>> system tray, right click and choose Exit to quit out of Steam, then
>> you can
>> run it again from the shortcut in your start menu.
>> You might try running Steam a few times as Administrator (Right
>> choose Run As Admin), that'll make sure any updates get properly
>> Don't know what else to suggest other than to check out the forums at
> thx...but i still cant solve the problem... =(
> hhheellllppp anybody....
I went to GOOGLE and entered "can only run one copy of steam", and the
second link took me to a recent forum discussion on the forums at
One user said this:
Had the same problem, looked around a bit and found a solution that worked
for me. Go to the steam folder and find the steam.exe file and right click
and go to properties. Click the compatibility tab and if its on (For windows
XP or anything else) turn it off then hit ok and try running. Fixed it for
me maybe it'll work 4 u.
Another post on gamespot.com:
Been Having the Same Hassle with my Steam account !!
try to start, it say's updating, then at 26% it stopped with same result as
I am Using Win XP, had a look at Other Forum's and came across this answer
Delete your " clientregistry.blob " in yourSteam Folder, and it worked !!!!
It still went up to 26% then hesitated, then just carried on updating to
you have to sign into your Steam account again...and once you've done that
FIRE IN THE HOLE !!
Basically it sounds like from the many messages I found from Google that if
you delete your steam files and run Steam.EXE or the SteamInstaller it'll
patch with the latest Vista Happy files and you should be good to go.
2. Open the C:\Program Files\Steam folder
3. Delete all files except for Steam.EXE and do NOT delete any folders.
4. Run Steam.EXE (just double-click on it)
When steam doesn't see you have any of the system files it'll simply
download them again.
If that fails, delete Steam.exe as well, then go to steampowered.com, and
click download and install steam. Run the SteamInstaller.MSI file you get to
re-install everything. Did it just now, worked just fine, and the steam you
download is probably better tested with Vista than if you install it from a