Steam Fatal Error Failed to load steamui.dll
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FOX Feb 3 @ 1:13am 
maybe someone has a backup to this mini update?
Jerry Feb 3 @ 1:23am 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1057314457

There's some download links for previous Steam versions stored in this guide. I hope, it works for you.
FOX Feb 3 @ 1:30am 
Originally posted by Jerry:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1057314457

There's some download links for previous Steam versions stored in this guide. I hope, it works for you.

I downloaded a version from there on April 3rd, but I can't play games. writes that requires restart . restart, but it still requires a restart.maybe you know what version of backup runs the game?
Last edited by FOX; Feb 3 @ 1:31am
You probably need the Jan 4th version, which sadly isn't available anywhere, or at least I couldn't find it.


Originally posted by Pineapple:
You need to go back to a version of steam before the update happened. If you do a system restore from anytime before the update it should work.

It didn't work in my case, still had the newer version after the reboot.
Originally posted by Kwasiarz:
You probably need the Jan 4th version, which sadly isn't available anywhere, or at least I couldn't find it.


Originally posted by Pineapple:
You need to go back to a version of steam before the update happened. If you do a system restore from anytime before the update it should work.

It didn't work in my case, still had the newer version after the reboot.

I was able to do a system restore to Jan 26th and it worked. Make sure you block steam updating as soon as the restore is finished so the restored version isnt updated
Last edited by Pineapple; Feb 3 @ 6:35am
And I did a system restore back to Jan 31th, immediately after rebooting, I checked the Steam folder if it did help, but files were of the same version as before the system restore, so yeah...
Okay, I managed to finally get Steam working again. Here's what I did:
1. Download the older version of Steam from here:
https://archive.org/details/steam_201901
2. Once it downloads, just replace all the dlls in the main folder that have version 4.93.xx with the ones from that archive.
3. Replace the .bin folder from your updated Steam with the one from the older version.
4. Open the Windows Notepad and paste this line:
BootStrapperInhibitAll=Enable
5. Save it to the main Steam folder as steam.cfg (choose the "All Files" as the file type) so that Steam won't autoupdate itself again. Alternatively just copy the steam.cfg file from the archive mentioned earlier.
After doing so, Steam should work again. (at least it does for me, for now...)
Draven Feb 3 @ 9:19am 
Originally posted by Kwasiarz:
Okay, I managed to finally get Steam working again. Here's what I did:
1. Download the older version of Steam from here:
https://archive.org/details/steam_201901
2. Once it downloads, just replace all the dlls in the main folder that have version 4.93.xx with the ones from that archive.
3. Replace the .bin folder from your updated Steam with the one from the older version.
4. Open the Windows Notepad and paste this line:
BootStrapperInhibitAll=Enable
5. Save it to the main Steam folder as steam.cfg (choose the "All Files" as the file type) so that Steam won't autoupdate itself again. Alternatively just copy the steam.cfg file from the archive mentioned earlier.
After doing so, Steam should work again. (at least it does for me, for now...)


Worked! Thanks man. This fix needs to be spread.

I just replaced all my .dll files in my steam folder with the ones from the older version of steam to make things simple, then replaced my bin folder with the one from the older version, and just copied the steam.cfg file over as well to keep steam from updating, worked like a charm.

To anyone else who wants to try this basically what we are doing by doing this is using an older version of steam before they updated things that our os/hardware don't support and then we're keeping steam from updating so it doesn't block us out again.
Last edited by Draven; Feb 3 @ 12:14pm
Mr. Dave Feb 3 @ 11:03am 
Originally posted by Kwasiarz:
Okay, I managed to finally get Steam working again. Here's what I did:
1. Download the older version of Steam from here:
https://archive.org/details/steam_201901
2. Once it downloads, just replace all the dlls in the main folder that have version 4.93.xx with the ones from that archive.
3. Replace the .bin folder from your updated Steam with the one from the older version.
4. Open the Windows Notepad and paste this line:
BootStrapperInhibitAll=Enable
5. Save it to the main Steam folder as steam.cfg (choose the "All Files" as the file type) so that Steam won't autoupdate itself again. Alternatively just copy the steam.cfg file from the archive mentioned earlier.
After doing so, Steam should work again. (at least it does for me, for now...)
And this is why when revolutions happen, people who respond to customers with,
"Hi there,

Thanks for including the screenshot. It looks like you are experiencing an issue with a Steam DLL not being able to load. There are a number of things that could be causing this.

First, you'll want to download a fresh Steam client installer from this webpage.

Once you've downloaded it, run the installer and select Steam's current file path when prompted by the wizard (default = C:\program files (x86)\Steam). This will ensure that your Steam installation is up to date.

If you continue to experience this error after updating Steam, it's likely that a Windows component that Steam depends on is missing or corrupted.

If this is the case you'll need to identify the missing dependency and repair or reinstall it in order for your Steam DLLs to function correctly. There are a number of programs, such as Dependency Walker, that will show you which Windows components are required by that Steam DLL. It will also show you which ones may not be working correctly.

I would encourage you to work with a local technical specialist in your area to complete this process, as it can be very difficult to diagnose and address issues with Window's system files. Steam Support is not able to assist with repairing Windows components.

If you have any other questions, let me know."
will get to see the angry end of the wall, and folks like Kwasiarz will be handed the keys to the former CEO's office.
It's clear that this tech guy didn't even read what I sent. He just looked at "duh pikter" and posted his copypasta.

Thank you for the fix! I just R&Red all files and the bin folder and it worked great!
Damn! I've been witing for this moment since January 1st when the support of WinXP offcially ended. I was still able to run Steam after the later update(s) until this one so I hoped it could hold on for a while. When I saw that error message, my first thought was "Well, it's here." and I rushed to these forums. I'll try to run the older version as adviced but since I only play online games via Steam I won't be able to connect to the servers due to Steam validation? Some of the server I liked to play on used to run dproto but they don't anymore...
Mr. Dave Feb 3 @ 12:21pm 
You should be fine. I'm online with it right now. Had to do a faux reinstall of games for this fix to see they are indeed installed. Skyrim took a bit due to me forgetting to put those worthless high rez texture packs back in before clicking it lol.

I think the important part is to keep that cfg file in there. It's like lithium for the rampaging tardmachine updates.
Cyy Feb 3 @ 1:22pm 
I guess this fix will work till Valve decide to block our Steam Client from the Access to their Server. I bet the client sends his version number to the Server so they could just block it. I don't know if they will, but the Steam Support told me the following..

"Hi there,

Unfortunately, since we don't support Steam on Windows Vista anymore, there's not much help we can provide with this issue. The Steam Client does need to be up to date before any games can be started, which is why you're encountering this issue.

Going forward you will need to use Steam on a computer with at least Windows 7 to avoid problems.

We're sorry we can't be more help with this issue, but please let us know if there's an unrelated issue you're experiencing and we'd be happy to help.

Steam Support
Chris "

they don't even comment the part with "yeah, we destroyed your installation on purpose" etc.. i bet it's just copy pasted into the answer to get rid of me..i asked stuff and they just ignored me. and even lied to me ("steam needs to be up to date to start games" = not true. you can play game just fine with older versions of steam.. IF VALVE DON'T KILLSWITCH IT like they did -.-*)

Online Game for Games seem to work.. the question is.. for how long? If Valve decide to break it too, we're doomed (well, playing online atleast.. offline will still work if you switch to offline mode). I buyed a few days ago Don't Starve Together because i thought "yeah they decided to update us still and support it after january so it will be fine i guess".. and then on 03.02.2019 they just killed it.. <.<
Last edited by Cyy; Feb 3 @ 1:26pm
You could get a lawyer to nail them for the cost of all your purchases. EULA will not hold up against them purposely locking you out of your paid content that was all designed to run on your OS. A good lawyer could get you damages for your time put into those stolen titles. ;)

It's the car analogy all over again. You buy a car and just because you don't buy a new house with a new garage 10 years later, the manufacturer locks you out of your car that fits perfectly in your current garage. I'd love to see a company attempt to get away with this kind of blatent criminal behavior for tangible goods.
Cyy Feb 4 @ 12:54pm 
best. support. evar..
they now just closed my support ticket without answering a single question or helping me.

"Hello,

We have provided all the available information in our previous messages. Since there's not much more that I can say or do to be of help with this particular issue, I am going to close this help request.

If you have questions on an unrelated issue, please create a new help request and we will be happy to help you.

Steam Support
Chris "

if that is what valve thinks is a good support.. then gn8
Hello guys,

Originally posted by Cyy:
fix for this issue:
1) overwrite your steam folder with a old backup of your steam folder
2) create a shortcut of your Steam.exe with the commands "-noverifyfiles -nobootstrapupdate -skipinitialbootstrap -norepairfiles -overridepackageurl"
3) start Steam from now on only with the new shortcut

How do I input the commands in the shortcut ?
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