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Steam fails to start and does not generate an error message. Why is this happening?
Posted by on 11 February 2015 12:01 PM

Steam may fail to start and silently terminate or it may continue running in the background without loading the Login dialog.

To determine whether Steam has silently terminated or is still running please check the Windows Task Manager:

1. Press the CTRL, ALT, and DEL keys simultaneously
2. Click the Task Manager button and select the Processes tab
3. If you can locate Steam.exe under the Image Name column, Steam is running in the background

If you have multiple users on the same computer you may need to also check that Steam is not running under another user.


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