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i cant launch STEAM: it says that its already running

#1
i used to play Counter Strike Source fine before today but now i cant run it. the following message appears after 26% of updating:

"Steam is already running. You may only run one copy of Steam at a time."

i tried to end the process of Steam at Task Manager and start Steam again, i tried to restart the pc to see if it works but that message keeps coming.

does anyone have a clue of how can i make it work?
 
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#2
it means that steam is started twice!

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>
> i used to play Counter Strike Source fine before today but now i cant
> run it. the following message appears after 26% of updating:
>
> "Steam is already running. You may only run one copy of Steam at a
> time."
>
> i tried to end the process of Steam at Task Manager and start Steam
> again, i tried to restart the pc to see if it works but that message
> keeps coming.
>
> does anyone have a clue of how can i make it work?
>
>
> --
> bikemastermike
 
#3
yeah i know... but it doesnt make sense...
when i turn on my pc Steam starts running itself - it starts updating and then that message appears. i dont try to run it myself cause i know that it starts itself.
i cant make it work. that message always appears.
 
#4
My experience, Steam is having a NUMBER of issues. This problem is reported
by a number of people and everyone needs to lay some heat on Steam.


"bikemastermike" <bikemastermike.2z6ng6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> yeah i know... but it doesnt make sense...
> when i turn on my pc Steam starts running itself - it starts updating
> and then that message appears. i dont try to run it myself cause i know
> that it starts itself.
> i cant make it work. that message always appears.
>
>
> --
> bikemastermike
 
#5
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.
 
#6
Hey i just want to confirm the combatibility post
i had exactly the same problem and changing the compatability off worked instantly
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#7
what i did is uninstall Steam. then i downloaded it again from Welcome to Steam and when i ran it i just switched the auto-run off if u know what i mean - i made it so it doesnt start runnin itself when i turn my pc on... it took ages to update but whatever - it works now... i did this b4 i saw that compatibility thing...
good luck to everyone who has this problem
 
#8
Their are a few ways to resolve this that ive found myself.


1. You can disable all you firewalls. This worked for me and so did the next way.




This may or may not work for you.


Note: these instructions are intended for people who have the "Counter-Strike 1 Anthology". Also these are only intended to work if you are on Windows Vista and are getting the "Steam is already running you may run only one copy of steam at a time" error.

To get on STEAM:


1. Go to control panel.


2. Go to programs and features.


3. Go to Counter-Strike Condition Zero Deleted Scenes, and hit uninstall.


4. Steam will do its thing and then you will log in as normal.


5. Hit cancel when the prompt askes you if you want to uninstall Condition Zero Deleted Scenes.


And there you go your now logged onto Steam like nothing ever happened.

Note: You can use a game other than Condition Zero Deleted Scenes. The above was just an example. But the program or game must be a Steam game.


This tutorial was done and released by,

DARKEST-H0UR