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Gaming Thread, Fix: Steam thinks its running in compatibility mode in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by Killgore When I read your fix, I thought I had finally found the answer to my problem. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killgore View Post
    When I read your fix, I thought I had finally found the answer to my problem. Unfortunately steam is still freezing my entire computer when I click on the steam.exe file.
    I have done a number of things to try and remedy the problem. I have searched countless forums and tried many things with no success. If anyone has any suggestions, I am desperate to get steam working again. I cannot begin to describe how frustrated I am. I will try to briefly summarize what I've already done.

    It seems the problem started when I closed steam quickly one day. I just shut down the computer without shutting steam down first. I guess this made problem?

    Ive done the exact same steps as this guy, everytime i start my computer steam automatically opens and completly freezes my computer, just before it opens i have to rush and end the process just to prevent the freezing, his solution was a program interferring with steam, i dont have *creative* or any other programs on the list that interfere with steam installed any suggestions? or tips on what might be interferring

    From then on, whenever I try to launch steam, it just freezes the whole computer.
    First, I deleted the clientreg.blob file from the steam folder. No affect. I did start getting error message of the clientblob serielized something header missing on steam.exe.
    Then, I deleted everything in steam folder except app folder and steam.exe. No affect.
    Then, I uninstalled steam completely and completely formatted the drive that steam and it's games were installed on. Reinstalled steam. The first message I get is that I need to turn off all compatibility settings for steam.exe. There were no compatibility settings checked in the properties box. I found ZeroHour's message about deleting registry values and tried that. No affect, it just freezes the whole computer when I click on steam.exe.

    [COLOR="#FF0000"][B][SIZE=5]PLEASE HELP!!
    I don't know what else to try.

    sincerely... a truly frustrated gamer.

    Ive done the exact same steps as this guy, everytime i start my computer steam automatically opens and completly freezes my computer, just before it opens i have to rush and end the process just to prevent the freezing, his solution was a program interferring with steam, i dont have *creative* or any other programs on the list that interfere with steam installed any suggestions? or tips on what might be interferring

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    Omg please help me admin/mods/gods whe i go to APPCOMBATFLAGS after i open that there is no layers folder??? i have win 7 6c bit PLEASE HELP ME!?

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    I can't find the entry point for some reason. Please give me a specified file name because I can't find it seemly. I deleted some files in "Steam.exe" but they just came back after I deleted them so I think these are the wrong ones. *EDIT* I found the right files and promptly deleted them. Thank you for your help.

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    Hey ZeroHour,

    I'm having a little trouble with the details on numbers one and two on the first solution.
    and which program is, "application compatibility tool microsoft gives out" and where can i find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0graham0 View Post
    Turns out the setting for the warning is in the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Valve/Steam/IgnoreCompatMode (for the value 1 is ignore, 0 is show warning)

    Removing the key in the first post solved the compatibility problem, thanks!

    Hi. I accidently pressed cancel when i got that compatibility error message from steam. I have followed all the directions and deleted steam.exe from the folders in the registry; but here is where I have been stuck... I would like to have that warning message re-enabled again.
    I have followed the path above HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Valve/Steam/IgnoreCompatMode but when I get to the steam folder, I do not see any entry for IgnoreCompatMode.
    It is not a folder, nor can I find it within any of the folders there.
    I would really like to have this warning re-enabled to confirm that steam is no longer running in compatibility mode; but IgnoreCompatMode is not on that path on my computer.
    Can anyone help me please?
    Thanks.

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    thanx so much i made an account as well just to say thx which i dont dont normally do

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    I followed this very carefully but I am stumped on the part where I deleted the entry. Do I delete Steam.exe or do I delete the folder that is title just Steam. I have tried both and still got the error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorpseRender View Post
    I followed this very carefully but I am stumped on the part where I deleted the entry. Do I delete Steam.exe or do I delete the folder that is title just Steam. I have tried both and still got the error.
    This question is directed towards ZeroHour.

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    EDIT - This post is wrong >.<
    Last edited by CAM; 12th January 2012 at 01:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyBunny View Post
    Hi. I accidently pressed cancel when i got that compatibility error message from steam. I have followed all the directions and deleted steam.exe from the folders in the registry; but here is where I have been stuck... I would like to have that warning message re-enabled again.
    I have followed the path above HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Valve/Steam/IgnoreCompatMode but when I get to the steam folder, I do not see any entry for IgnoreCompatMode.
    It is not a folder, nor can I find it within any of the folders there.
    I would really like to have this warning re-enabled to confirm that steam is no longer running in compatibility mode; but IgnoreCompatMode is not on that path on my computer.
    Can anyone help me please?
    Thanks.
    IgnoreCompatMode is the name of the key. Set it's value to 0 or 1 not sure what will work.

    If it doesn't exist then create a new value called IgnoreCompatMode with the value of 0 or 1.
    Last edited by CAM; 12th January 2012 at 01:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorpseRender View Post
    This question is directed towards ZeroHour.
    I also noticed that when I delete Steam.exe and I try reinstalling it using the repair option I get a message saying Steam.exe (main exception): ERROR delete of Steam.exe failed, Win32 Error 5 "Access is denied."

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    Corpse, are you deleting the registry key in REGEDIT or the Steam.exe file in Program Files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Corpse, are you deleting the registry key in REGEDIT or the Steam.exe file in Program Files?
    I am deleting steam.exe in regedit and I also tried deleting it in program files. Also what is the registry key? I click on steam.exe in regedit and I see some other files are those the registry keys? If so which one do I delete?
    Last edited by CorpseRender; 13th January 2012 at 02:39 AM.

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    I'll check my Registry when I get back home as Steam isn't installed on my work laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    I'll check my Registry when I get back home as Steam isn't installed on my work laptop.
    Oh thank you, please do it quick I want Steam up before Friday.

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