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Steam problem

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Hey guys I have run into a problem with Steam. I click steam it runs but doesn't open the window for steam or anything. So I click the .exe again thinking it didn't work and I get this error (Steam.exe (main exception): The registry is in use by another process, timeout expired.). It's just running in the background, so I ctrl+alt+del and end the process and click steam.exe again only for it to do the same thing. I have un/re-installed Steam multiple times and still cannot figure out why I can't play.
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This issue is caused by a third-party application interfering with the normal operation of Steam - one process which has been identified with this crash is the Tuneup WinStyler Theme Service.

Please see the Disabling Background Applications article for instructions to disable this background application.

If the issue persists, please see the list of Programs Which Interfere with Steam and Spyware, Adware, and Viruses Interfering with Steam in order to ensure that any programs known to cause issues with Steam are disabled.

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