TheKaptain Mar 1, 2013 @ 6:28pm
SteamStartup() Failed
Its been three days now and everytime I try to play TF2 a popup shows saying
Error!
SteamStartup() Failed: SteamStartup(0xf...) failed with error 1:
The registry is in use by another process, timeout expired.

I restarted my computer, didn't help
I verified the cache, didn't help
I reinstalled, didn't help
Does anyone know how to fix this
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Kreuzfahrer Mar 1, 2013 @ 7:11pm 
I was having the same problem for ages. I finally got it to work when I deleted the TF2 folder, deleted TF2 from my library and redownloaded it.
TheKaptain Mar 1, 2013 @ 7:22pm 
Originally posted by Brother-Captain Dak'ir:
"I reinstalled, didn't help"
Turns out all I had to do was reupdate steam
Kreuzfahrer Mar 1, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
Originally posted by Kapinder:
Originally posted by Brother-Captain Dak'ir:
"I reinstalled, didn't help"
Turns out all I had to do was reupdate steam
I didn't just delete and reinstall. I went to the TF2 folder and deleted the whole thing. I'm not sure if it's different, but it worked when normal "Delete local content" didn't.
://M.D.C.C.\\:™ Mar 13, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
How do you even Reupdate?
TheExiledNinja Apr 24, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
It's not a permenent fix but, exit steam, delete ClientRegistry.blob in your steam directory, start steam again and you'll be able to play again.
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