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Starwrath

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The latest update of Steam completely freezes my computer. Yesterday I shut my computer down to drive home from school, and when I got home my computer kept freezing at startup, which I narrowed down to freezing once it ran Steam. I've tried reinstalling Steam, I did a system restore, and deleted the ClientRegistry.blob file, all of which forced Steam to re-update, but once it was done my computer froze again.

Does anyone else have this problem? I've signed up for an account on the Steam forums, but appending approval there before I can create a topic, and the experts here have been very helpful before so I figured I would give it a shot.

I'm running Windows 7 64bit on an Asus G51VX. All my other programs/games seem to work fine. This only started happening yesterday, and previously I've had no problems with Steam or Modern Warfare 2, which is the only Steam game that I play.

Edited by Starwrath, 17 August 2010 - 02:18 PM.

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Did some googling, And I found two possible reasons to this happening. 1) Your registry isnt clean & needs to be fixed (Use CCleaner, or any program of your choice) & then another, were they actually had to put new thermals on their CPU & HeatSink.
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Did some googling, And I found two possible reasons to this happening. 1) Your registry isnt clean & needs to be fixed (Use CCleaner, or any program of your choice) & then another, were they actually had to put new thermals on their CPU & HeatSink.


I ran CCleaner and once Steam popped up with the opening page for signing into your account my computer froze. I really can't see how overheating would be the issue with a single program - something Steam is doing is freezing the computer, possibly an interaction with another piece of software or driver (all my drivers are up-to-date that I know of, particularly video).
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