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  1. CJ16

    Question When I download something in steam, after 3-5 mins it will pause and state " DISK WRITE ERROR".

    I downloaded gta5 on my pc and it just automatically pauses and stated that it has write disk error. Could my hdd be the culprit? I tried running "CHKDSK" in cmd and this is what it showed C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is CJ SSD. WARNING! /F...
  2. A

    Question Bizzare Crashing Issue on Ryzen+Radeon System

    So I have a pretty nice system. Ryzen 7 5800X on a Asus Crosshair VIII Hero mobo paired with 16gb of 3200 CL16 RAM. And to top it all off, I managed to snag a 6900XT for MSRP. All this to say that I should not have any issues running anything. Here is the issue: specific games will refuse to...
  3. Jackanib

    Question Comparing build VS buy

    Hello, I am lookong to gain advice. I am wanting to go back to school for my masters degree in animation. I experienced a lot of issues with my laptop supplied by my school while earning my bachelors. Using programs such as Autodesk Maya. Zbrush. And several other things that require some major...
  4. L

    [SOLVED] Steam using 0% disk on downloads

    Hey, guys I just recently went from Intel to AMD and I've encountered one problem so far. My steam read and redownloaded all my games from my SSD's since I transferred them to the new build. But I'm having one major issue, steam is using 0% disk usage when downloading new games. My download...
  5. fchiabudini

    Question Internet connection dies when downloading a game from Epic or Steam

    Hi. As I said in the title, my internet connection dies after seconds of starting a download on Steam or Epic Games, having to restart my modem/router. This problem started when I changed my desktop PC (sold my older one and built a new one which has a 2.5 Gbit integrated adapter). The weird...
  6. peanutmanak47

    Question Steam Icons blank on desktop after fresh windows 10 re-install.

    All steam icons on desktop are blank after reinstalling windows 10 So I got a new mobo and cpu and reinstalled my windows. I have 6 total drives and obviously the steam file on the C: drive got deleted during the reinstall. I reinstalled Steam and when I go to put shortcuts on my desktop from...
  7. F

    Question Can't change files to Read-Only at all.

    I'm trying to install some Steam games to a new PC. I have Windows installed on the C drive, an M.2 SSD. In the program files I have a Steam file made, however when I attempt to install a new steam directory there it says that the file is read-only. So I attempt to make the file read-only but it...
  8. L

    Question i'm suddenly getting weird fps drops

    Hey everyone, this is my first post. I've been playing pc games for a long time and I suddenly am experiencing this sudden, odd FPS problem. I don't know how to fix it. I've been trying for about a week with different methods. For example, I typically I get around a consistent 400-600 fps in...
  9. rcheulishvil

    Question Every game I run with steam has micro stutters

    My system: I5 9400f 24 gigs of RAM 2400mhz gtx 1080ti Samsung SSD 860 Games like CS:GO and Forza 4 have this tiny-tiny stutters. I even enabled gpu monitor Forza offers and it shows that gpu usage doesn't even go up to 60%. So it's clearly no gpu problem. I had micro stutter even with fall...
  10. X

    Question Computer crashes during Destiny 2 but not when playing other intensive games?

    My computer fully crashes (No BSOD, just straight to power off) within 15-20 minutes of launching Destiny 2. The power button flashes and I have to unplug the power until the capacitors clear before I can turn it back on. I don't have this issue with any other game so I'm quite confused...
  11. OblivionsEdge

    Question Rocket League CookedPCConsole

    I'm trying to get some space on my SSD so that windows will stop moaning about there being no space left to do anything (in fairness the 120Gb SSD has about 1.5Gb remaining). I've downloaded WinDirStat to try and sus out where all the space is being used, and on of the largest single cells of...
  12. T

    Question Cyberpunk 2077 Unsupported File Type system error every update

    Hello, and good holidays you Mighty Brains! I ran into a weird problem I've never encountered before. I play CP2077 on the PC, on Steam, and have it installed in my C: drive which is Samsung SSD 860 Evo 500GB, with 40GB left on it. It is confirmed on the properties for the drive that it is an...
  13. Boost55

    [SOLVED] Will Origin/Steam save my game progress over the cloud to my new pc?

    Hi all, I've just built my new pc and I'm trying to get my games from origin and steam over to it from my old pc. Will my game progress still be there on my new pc if I were to redownload the games from their respective launchers on that pc? For example, if I download Battlefront 2 from my...
  14. G

    Question Downloading steam games causes pc wifi to crash ?

    As the title says any time I download from steam (AND ONLY STEAM) my pc wifi starts to degrade and eventually crash. Forcing me to disconnect and reconnect. I was able to download both nvidia drivers, and windows updates without issue (though the windows update came with issues of its own) but...
  15. M

    [SOLVED] PC upgrade advice wanted so i can play Alyx

    Hi all, I was pointed towards the below template regarding request for PC upgrade advice - would appreciate your input. Current gaming build Approximate Purchase Date: no rush, but within next few month Budget Range: approx £300 on top of whatever i make selling the current components...
  16. Floef

    [SOLVED] C or D drive for apps? Or another?

    Hi everyone! I'm soon getting a new gaming PC, I've decided on two 1tb m.2 SSD drives for storage. The questions I have today are about where to store each kind of data: OS, Apps/Games (Now referred to as Install), and Data (Documents etc). It's the apps and games ("Install"), that I am...
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    Question I believe my account was highjacked

    While on my steam account I got a message saying I got a free CS:GO skin with a link, I clicked the link and it said use your steam login to get your skin, I put the login info in, and it said sorry try again later, and after that messages were coming from my account getting sent to all my...
  18. J

    [SOLVED] Annoying Windows Display/Graphics Reset After Launching Steam.

    This is starting to drive me crazy now! let’s start. When Microsoft Flight Simulator released initially, like many others, I was trying to debug and the improve performance. I first reinstalled Windows 10 Pro onto my SSD. This didn’t cause any problems I believe. Then I used DDU (in safe mode)...
  19. Seiznosus

    [SOLVED] Games keep crashing to grey screen.

    My issue has been plauging my PC for a long while now. During games my PC graphics drivers stop responding and the game crashes to a grey screen while audio still plays in the background. During fullscreen the game crashes and I need to restart the PC, on windowed games it takes me back to the...
  20. B

    [SOLVED] CSGO Freeze only when mouse moves in menus?

    When I load up CSGO on my PC, I have a problem. Whenever I move my mouse, only when in cursor mode (so in any menu, or basically anything in the game that isn't actual gameplay), the game freezes. And the game remains frozen until i stop moving my mouse. I've tried basically everything with...
  21. geckovic02

    [SOLVED] Microsoft Flight Simulator stuck at the blue bar...

    Hey! I'm asking here for my friend (as he isn't that experienced with pc's): He recently bought the new Microsoft Flight Simulator on Steam. While installing the launcher onto his HDD on Steam, a disk write error occurred. After continueing the download until it installed, the next problem was...
  22. sennehaest

    [SOLVED] Downloads start 30 MBPS and quickly drop to 7 MBPS

    Hello, I want to install my steam games but everytime I try to install any game, it starts the download at about 30 mbps and it almost instantly drops to 7 mbps. My internet speed is 400mbps, so that means I should get about 30-40 mbps real download. I've tried: 1. Change download region...
  23. raouffoufa2003.j

    Question Pc acting weird lately

    So i'm using my pc as always one day i wanted to change my lock screen wallpaper and it didn't change same as the profile picture, tried searching a solution did everything from gpedit disabling the "force locksreen wallpaper" to clean booting, then steam and gefroce experience and teamviewer...
  24. L

    [SOLVED] Steam not able to connect to internet but everything else works

    Hi, recently I started having issues with steam being able to download games but not able to access my inventory or go online. For some reason steam won't work on my internet (neither on chrome, steam app or steam client) but if I use my mobile data it works normally, now I called my ISP and...
  25. hognose_xd

    [SOLVED] Missing Direct3D Device?

    Hi everyone! I've been having this weird issue with my graphics driver, and I can't tell what the issue could actually be. Whenever I boot any game, it either doesn't open or it throws some generic Direct3D error. Booting COD5, I get "DirectX has encountered an unrecoverable error" View...
  26. Computer_Builder3

    Question Playing a shared game online with the sharer of the game

    Wondering if theres a way on steam to bypass the 5 minutes logout timer for shared steam games so me and my brother can play Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 together which requires you to be connected to online services
  27. Kezsora

    [SOLVED] Steam requires me to run as Admin, how to change?

    Steam won't allow me to download any games to my HDD and won't automatically start Wallpaper Engine without exiting Steam and then running via Admin which is a bit annoying. Is there any way I can make it so Steam always runs as Admin?
  28. Camfred30

    Question Steam Game Files are Empty?

    so i tried opening pubg today to play it and it said it wasnt installed, so i was like this is odd. i have had this problem before but not like this. normally when i clicked install it would recognise that the game was already installed and just verify the game files again. but this time when i...
  29. L

    Question Games keep crashing HELP!

    I've tried and tried but for some reason my Steam games keep crashing. I have updated my drivers, checked, double-checked and triple checked that the connections going to my motherboard are secure. I have updated windows, updated my GPU drivers MULTIPLE times, re-installed Windows, checked the...
  30. E

    [SOLVED] Downloading through Powerline Adaptor causes Router to disconnect from Internet

    Hi all, Recently purchased a Netgear Powerline 1000 adaptor, and it causes the router to disconnect from the Internet in specific situations (troubleshooting gives me the error "default gateway unavailable"). So far, it only happens when I try to do a multi-threaded downloads; e.g. a...
  31. henterpriser

    Discussion CS:GO Needs your help!

    Have you played the famous breathtaking round based shooter game? I'm talking about CS:GO the record breaking first person shooter in Esports. Our baby CS:GO is currently having a bad time experiencing with hackers :cautious: The players are leaving it because Hackers are everywhere! From the...
  32. Question Steam Download Speeds Faster on Linux than Windows - Why?

    So I recently swapped over to Linux on my main gaming machine and I noticed something peculiar.... Steam downloads significantly faster (actually caps out my gigabit speeds in most cases) on Linux than on Windows. For reference, I typically have burst speeds of about 55MB/s on Windows and then...
  33. HeadLord

    [SOLVED] Dual Booting (Does files works on both operating systems i got ?)

    Hello Guys, now i have windows 7 installed on my PC and I was thinking about dual booting windows 7 and windows 10 but my question here that I got about 200GBs+ games installed (on steam) so I wanted to ask is it possible that they work on windows 10 ? while I installed them on windows 7...
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    Question DS4 Windows makes my ps4 controller seen as xbox controller

    ok so i know that you do not have to use ds4 windows when playing a steam game with a ps4 controller because steam has playstation config but ds4 windows is the only way to get my controller to work with steam. Because when trying to connect the controller to steam and using playstation config...
  35. B

    [SOLVED] Modding GameMaker Pro titles? (Ultimate Racing 2D, specifically)

    I just got a pretty fun simple game (Ultimate Racing 2D) from Steam and have some simple tweaks I want to make to it. Car color changes, AI driver names, etc. Nothing too complicated. The problem I'm finding is that I can't properly open, let alone edit, the data files. Primarily "data.win"...
  36. B

    Question [Crashes\Loop] looping audio frozen screen crash on games [win 10, i7 6700 gtx 1060]

    Specs: ASUS Z170-E - Up to date BIOS version 3801 Intel i7 6700 3.4Ghz 8-core - Coolermaster Hyper EVO 212 air cooler MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6gb - Up to date driver ver. 445.75 16GB RAM 2133MHz (2 8gb DIMMS in slot A2 & B2 on mobo) Samsung 850 EVO in m.2 250GB capacity WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM...
  37. Armel_08

    [SOLVED] Can Steam games work on an external drive?

    Hello there, sorry if this is a nooby question, but I want to see if it's possible to install some games on Steam on an external drive since I don't want them eating space on my main disk? And if so, would it be possible to play them on other computers with steam logged on to the same account...
  38. 1Poseidon3

    [SOLVED] Rainbow Six Siege (and other various programs) just randomly crashing

    So before today, everything was running perfectly other than I was getting some pagefile BSoDs here and there. My friend recommended I turn off pagefile settings to prevent that BSoD from happening so I did that and I haven't had any problems until today when every time I try to load into a game...
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    Question I NEED HELP : FREEZING IN STEAM GAMES

    Hello, I recently built my own PC with pretty high end parts. I can run Call of Duty Modern Warfare at Ultra and High graphics no problem. However, whenever I try to play a game on Steam, the game will have intermittent freezing. I have tried everything I've seen on multiple different forums...
  40. Spirals

    [SOLVED] Help! Im unable to log into steam.. lost my steam guard auth

    Alright, i broke my phone, i lost steam auth guard, i changed my number so i cant do anything at this point... i know that steam gave me recovery codes, i didn't really expect my phone to break..