Friday, May 22, 2009

Steam - Not Fun When Broken

I stupidly decided to opt-in to the Steam Beta client today. WHAT A MISTAKE!
After applying a patch and restarting Steam I was greated with the following error:
"Error...steam.exe (main exception): " yada, yada, yada but the best part is that the error was Error 1 or 0 "unknown error".
Awesome.

Well after about 45 minutes I got things working again.
I used the repair option given from the installer on my original Orang Box DVDs. Then, I deleted the Registry Keys "beta" and everything under "Users" at the following location:
HKCU\Software\Valve\Steam

After that Steam started, updated, and I simply logged in again. Bingo!

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