Steam

Forum discussion tagged with Steam.
  1. Zxya

    Question Drives disappearing after opening/downloading any game.

    This started happening when I reinstalled windows because my ram got damaged a year ago, i tried playing games and a lot of the time they crash and the drive disappears, this first happened with steam and now almost every game. i need help.
  2. E

    [SOLVED] Moving Steam Folder to Reduce File Size to Copy Drive

    I'm looking to purchase a 1TB SSD to replace my old and slow 2TB HDD as my system drive. Problem is, because it's only 1TB, I need to reduce my current hard drive's used storage (currently around 1.7TB) to 1TB in order to copy the drive. In order to do this quick and easy, I figured I'd simply...
  3. NoobxCamper

    Question Asus PCIe Card Disconnecting When Downloading

    I keep having this problem with my Asus PCIe wifi card that keeps disconnecting me if I am downloading any large file(s) after maybe 5-10 minutes of downloading. However, this only happens when I am connected to the 5ghz network, and works fine on the 2.4ghz network, albeit slower. I updated all...
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    Question New Western Digital internal hard drive crashes everything it touches

    A friend and I were installing a new hard drive into his computer, and once we started installing games (after formatting it) every platform that wants to install a game onto the new volume crashes. We've managed to install destiny 2, which works, but installing Valorant only causes riot games...
  5. A

    Question Storage SSD stopped working for Steam ?

    Hey, As the title says last night when i tried to play "Dead by Daylight" my game froze and crashed. Trying to play it again i got an error saying "an error occurred while updating invalid platform". I verified the file and updated it. When i reopened steam all my games in the same location...
  6. H

    Question Steam 'Not Enough Disk Space' Problem

    Hey i was downloading elden ring yesterday, turned off pc at %98 after that it was saying no space. Steamlibrary/steamapps/common/EldenRing is empty but there is a elden ring on steamapps/downloading so how can i make the steam see my elden ring on that file or any help ...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] PS5 controller issue

    So i recently bought a ps5 controller and i wanted to use it on my pc but i tried a whole bunch of cables and none of them worked so i ended up getting a bluetooth adapter which ended up causing a lot more problems but somehow it kind of works as in my windows settings say my controller is...
  8. willyburns

    [SOLVED] Steam Link not displaying image on Now TV app or WOW Presents web video?

    Hi, while using Steam Link and trying to watch Rupaul's Drag Race on my TV downstairs I can see the video playing my PC monitor but not on my TV; however, the sound is fine and I can see the image playing in the preview thumbnails when I hover my cursor over the play bar on the video. YouTube...
  9. C

    Question (WEIRD) Download speeds for Steam stuttering, not using full gigabyte connection

    Hello, So my Steam downloads are taking forever and keep jumping the speed around like crazy. So far, I have cleared my Steam DL cache, changed DL servers, uncapped DL bandwidth, tested my external SSD for read/write speeds, set the priority of Steam in task manager, and have even gone as far as...
  10. Sumsar07

    Question Help please

    Hello, i am having a problem with downloading on steam. Ever since i built my PC my steam downloading was going very slow. Whenever i download using other launchers, my speeds are Fine, but steam just does'nt work. I have watched videos, and none seem to work, so i come here for support. The...
  11. T

    [SOLVED] Only 1 out of 2 monitors goes black for roughly 3 seconds randomly while gaming, and consistently when using the steam app

    For awhile now my monitor (AOC Q27G2G4) has suddenly been going black for about 3 seconds while I'm playing games, and happens consistently whenever I open up a games store page on the steam app. The frequency of the black-out varies from game to game, but it seems to be the worst in Tabletop...
  12. stagefright

    [SOLVED] Games not Installing, System BIOS slow. Any Help Whatsoever Welcome!

    Hello Tom's Hardware forum! I'm in DESPERATE need of help regarding a completely bizarre problem Timeline of Events: While playing CS:GO, my keyboard disconnects and reconnects every 5-20 seconds. (Corsair K95) Later on, I get a Disk Write Error when updating games. I thought this may be a...
  13. Souf

    Question Strange issue with Europa Universalis 4 on Steam ?

    Specs are 5900x 3080ti 32gb 3200mhz ram M.2 Sn850 SSD with 650gb spare 1000w evga supernova PSU Asus x570 e gaming Windows 10 So I've had my build for around 2 months now. I've been gaming sporadically whenever I have time. Mainly playing Arma 3, Warzone and Forza horizon 5. I've got a decent...
  14. M

    Question MSI GTX1050TI Strange HD Audio Problem

    Hi chaps, Running Windows 10 64-bit here on a Dell Optiplex 790 PC. I have just installed a second-hand MSI GTX 1050TI. I use an old TV connected to the graphics card via the Display Port connector. When I am using a media player, MAME or a web site such as YouTube there is no sound coming...
  15. Herc1

    [SOLVED] Game clients keep refreshing

    Hey! I have been dealing with this issue for months at this point, tried multiple different things to fix it with no luck what so ever. Battle.net, wallpaperengine.exe, SteelSeries GG and discord wont open/work correctly for some reason. Battle.net is stuck in an infinite refresh loop, discord...
  16. owsie

    Question RTX 3080 unable to run games in 4:3 aspect ratio ?

    Been seeing this issue posted around the internet since <2015 with no fixes. Unable to tab out of any game, then re-enter. It gives a black screen, then a flash of what the game is, then throws you back out to your desktop. Have the same settings I used to use on my old system: Perform scaling...
  17. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] How is using Steam's "steamguard" the most secure?

    I recently read an article about "bloodystealer" and got to thinking I should better secure my Steam account. It seems the universal answer (short of not downloading cracked games or using questionable links) is to use Steam Guard, with the 2FA using an app on your phone. I have an iPhone11...
  18. E

    Question Steam window only keeps opening on primary monitor

    Hi, I've got a two monitor setup and every single program I use regularly opens on the monitor and location I closed it at - only Steam (usually on second screen, not maximised) keeps opening maximised on the primary monitor since a few weeks ago (curiously the Steam friends window remembers its...
  19. U

    Question Steam Quiets All outside audio

    My Audio will be set to a certain level, then when I tab into steam or steam game, it quiets everything. I have tried to fix it in communications, didn't work. I have done just about everything suggested to fix it. Upon recording a reference video, it seems that OBS does not share the same...
  20. W

    [SOLVED] Using "Push To Talk" in Steam causes one-second freezes and FPS drops ?

    Its happening in practically every game I play, day of defeat, left 4 dead, half life, counter strike. Whenever im in game, whether it be online of single player, and i press the "push to talk key" normally "F" the game freezes for one second, and i have no idea why. I've updated all my drivers...
  21. J

    Question Whenever I download something nothing else will process

    So I already know the title is basically the answer but this is different. I used to be able to download many things at once. I reinstalled windows 10 home edition on my ssd. When windows 10 was on my hdd I could download steam games and watch youtube fine. But now when I'm downloading from...
  22. K

    Question Kali linux Steam instalation libc.so.6 error

    I want to install Steam on Kali linux and play csgo (dont ask me why) and got this error Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6 but i installed architecture i386 soooooo... i dont now how this error occured (;へ:)
  23. sigwaller

    Walkthrough Bioshock 2 Remastered 0xc000007b

    Hi guys, I've a problem with Bioshock 2 rem, when i click to start the game, appear a message with this error: 0xc000007b. I tryed to reinstall Visuaal c++ and i tryed to reinstall the game but nothing. The first time, the game crash at the start, now appear this error message. Anyone can...
  24. CJ16

    [SOLVED] 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...
  25. 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...
  26. Jackanib

    [SOLVED] 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...
  27. 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...
  28. fchiabudini

    [SOLVED] 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...
  29. peanutmanak47

    [SOLVED] 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. T

    [SOLVED] 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...
  36. 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...
  37. G

    [SOLVED] 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. P

    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...