Login Error - Steam Client Bootstrapper not responding - Any assistance is appreciated
I finally got my gaming rig back from a repair and I booted up to find all of my software still on it, to my appreciation. I launched Steam, it downloaded an update, I logged in and it came up with an error which I have never encountered before while connecting to my account. It reads as follows:
"Steam Client Bootstrapper
(buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04) is not responding"
Below that was Windows 7 (Ultimate) offering to
1. Check for solution and close the program
2. Close the program
3. Wait for the program to respond
I have been trying to deal with this issue all day. I have an internet connection, undoubtedly. However, it is pathetically slow. (I'm talking kbps slow here). I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling Steam, including the update (which is not optional, apparently). I have tried to login without a connection enabled (offline mode, enabled manually via creating a "steam.cfg" file and putting the proper command in it), which still did not do anything.
I have a feeling it might be my horrid internet speed, because it already disables me from accessing a few webpages. (mind you, I do not speak of a firewall when I say this. No sites are blocked, they just won't load on this internet. The assurance of this is that when I had a different provider a few months ago, the now-non-working sites loaded fine). I also doubt it is my internet, due to the fact that on a different machine, before the aforementioned update to Steam while installing it, this problem did not exist. So, right now, the most plausible cause in my mind for this issue, is that the update to Steam is causing the problem. However, this update also is somewhat unlikely to be the culprit, because my friend (who is on a different internet provider, for the sake keeping you fully informed) has never encountered this error. In fact, he does not recall Steam even installing the update my copy did.
As you can see, this is just a web of maybe and maybe not, and guesswork as to what is to blame for now. If you have any advice at all, please share it with me. Thanks.