Validating game cache steam
My Steam wants to validate TF2 at least every other day for some reason, which takes a good 5 to 10 minutes.Both were free and both download updates incessantly, so I uninstalled them.Some other info I forgot to mention in case it is relevant: - During the first download, Steam hard froze on me and I needed to reboot my PC - After reboot, download continued but 3 files were not validated. I find the right option, run it and it says 1 file failed to validate and will be reaquired. I've tried any combination of reloading and restarting with no luck.- After re-downloading those 3 files, every time afterwards, it was 1 file invalidated - I had previously altered Skyrim's graphics profile using Nvidia inspector (I have since reverted to default settings, nothing changed) - My install path in my previous installation was C:\Program Files(86) - Someone else suggested to me that it may have something to do with Steam's CEG (Custom Executable Generation) for Steam Works games. New harddrive, so I had to re-install steam and skyrim. My guess would be that it is a file related to the launcher.FONV keeps crashing when I exit a vendor screen with Chet, 2 different saves1) Ran CHKDSK on drive used, no problems2) Used Steams "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" routine, and 4 times in a row, this happened: Started out fine, chugging away to 67% ,took about 1 1/2 minutes, then jumps to 100% with message "FONV keeps crashing when I exit a vendor screen with Chet, 2 different saves1) Ran CHKDSK on drive used, no problems2) Used Steams "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" routine, and 4 times in a row, this happened: Started out fine, chugging away to 67% ,took about 1 1/2 minutes, then jumps to 100% with message "Your most likely looking at 2 issues here:1) Steam Inegrity Game Cache: You can ignor this.This issue I have on every single steam game I have. Currupt saves, Script issues, Quest issues, Codec issues (Does not like anything other than Microsoft codec), Nvidia Graphics card issues, Windows 7 64 bit issues, etc... While there has been 2 patches - the next one for the PC (Next Week) is suppose to fix Save Game issues, Nvidia issues.....Fortunately for you, we've created a brief how-to guide on how to resolve these issues so you don't have to come up with an intricate work around or have to re-download your games.
Have you ever downloaded a large 20GB game on Steam only to find out that it won't run due to corrupt or missing files?
Verifying the Integrity of your Game Cache will fix your install if there are corrupted or missing files in your game.