Alex Dec 16, 2012 @ 8:08am
An error has occurred while installing [INSERT GAME TITLE HERE] (content servers unreachable)
An error has occurred while installing [INSERT GAME TITLE HERE] (content servers unreachable)
I am unable to download or install the vast majority of my Steam games. Even games that I have retail copies of (I have the CD) cannot be installed either. I keep getting the message: "An error has occurred while installing [INSERT GAME TITLE HERE] (content servers unreachable)." Oddly enough however, one game does download and install fine, that being: "King Arthur II, the Roleplaying Wargame". As well as this, I have tried downloading my games on another PC (with my account), and it downloads fine. I cannot use that PC however, because I it does not have good enough hardware to run most games.

To solve this myself I have:
-Rebooted from last known good configuration.
-Deleted all content & Re-Installed Steam.
-Attempted to Download without Firewalls
-Changed download region
-Connected to the internet via a different means (wireless etc)
-Changed download location

An example of what happens when I try to install a game via download:
Stays on this for ages: http://oi45.tinypic.com/2vabk2g.jpg
Then goes to this: http://oi45.tinypic.com/347k9rn.jpg
When I click "See the Steam support site for more information" I get this: http://oi46.tinypic.com/vwsbwp.jpg

Any ideas anyone?
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Fred Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:37am 
Go through this:
Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

Otherwise try this:
Firebind Steam Test[www.firebind.com]
Alex Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:02pm 
According to Firebind, there doesnt seem to be a problem with it...
Satoru Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:17pm 
Try changing your DNS settings

Also are you behind any kind of proxy via a school or work?
LeroMazino Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:52am 
Dude i have this exact same problem trying to install hitman absolution. Have you had any luck?
Tomatillo Jan 1, 2013 @ 8:16am 
Got this same problem when trying to install Skyrim and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (even though the games files are in my steamapps folder). Tried all of the same things OP has done without any luck. Hope this is temporary, otherwise I will never use Steam again.
Fred Jan 1, 2013 @ 8:18am 
Originally posted by Doza:
Got this same problem when trying to install Skyrim and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (even though the games files are in my steamapps folder). Tried all of the same things OP has done without any luck. Hope this is temporary, otherwise I will never use Steam again.
Create your own thread where you will be guided towards a solution.
Tomatillo Jan 1, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
Why create a new thread when there is already one created that is having the same issues? Seems more efficient posting in an existing thread...
Fred Jan 1, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
Originally posted by Doza:
Why create a new thread when there is already one created that is having the same issues? Seems more efficient posting in an existing thread...
It gets extremely confusing, not to mention sometimes the resulting issue can have a completely different cause.

If we are to help every single individual in the same thread it will get very confusing.
.:[GH]Trey[lolliwebul] Jan 8, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
Originally posted by Satoru:
Try changing your DNS settings

Also are you behind any kind of proxy via a school or work?

I'm having the exact same problem as the OP and I'm using a school internet connection. What are the possible fixes for this?
Fred Jan 8, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
Originally posted by Trey:
Originally posted by Satoru:
Try changing your DNS settings

Also are you behind any kind of proxy via a school or work?

I'm having the exact same problem as the OP and I'm using a school internet connection. What are the possible fixes for this?
Go through this:
Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

And this:
Firebind Steam Test[www.firebind.com]
starkillerjake Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:29am 
Originally posted by Fredichu:
Go through this:
Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

Otherwise try this:
Firebind Steam Test[www.firebind.com]



That dosen't work for me.
Fred Feb 15, 2013 @ 8:17am 
Originally posted by starkillerjake:
Originally posted by Fredichu:
Go through this:
Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

Otherwise try this:
Firebind Steam Test[www.firebind.com]



That dosen't work for me.

Create your own thread where you will be guided towards a solution.
Alex Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:49am 
Problem is solved for me. I had IE configured to go through a proxy, which then failed.
As soon as I stopped IE from doing so, steam started working once again.
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