Why is steam validating my game files
You can do it manually from the properties tab by right clicking in the game list.If something goes whacky with your game, this sometimes fixes it.I've already tried cancelling and re-validating before, to no avail.OS: Windows 8 64 bit If after doing what you already did, you are left with deleting and re-downloading or hoping (rather blindly) that a future Steam update may fix the problem.Steam support suggested it once and it got me out of a problem I had, so I try it again on occasion.It appears to compare checksums of your local files with the cloud and will re-download any invalid files again.It has happened on two games now: Total War Rome II and Call of Duty Ghosts.Both games crash frequently and both games find files that fail to validate, but they NEVER have all files successfully validate and I've been unable to get either to run without crashing after 10-30 minutes.
Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.everytime i open left4dead2 and play it it works fine which is good right?
I recently restored my computer back to factory settings (clean os) after screwing it up, but I kept source 2007 shared materials.gcf, source 2007 shared models.gcf, source 2007 shared sounds.gcf, source materials.gcf, source models.gcf, source sounds.gcf, team fortress 2 client content.gfcf, team fortress 2 content.gcf, and team fortress 2 on a 16 gb flash drive, so I could just verify integrity of local cache and not have to redownload 13 gb of stuff.
I've done this before on moving from windows - ubuntu, but it's been stuck at 100% verification for 4 or 5 hours - validating Steam cache files 0 out of 1, validating Team Fortress 2 file 1 out of 1.
I've also run the Disk Checking tools from my C Drive Properties Tools menu, as well as run "chkdsk /f" which runs chkdsk on boot, neither run showed any errors in the drive.
I've set my BIOS back to defaults with no overclocks and eliminated all but the essential services and programs from starting doing boot, including disabling my antivirus. I'm at a standstill with both Steam and Activision support, and I haven't been able to find anything with Google, so I'm REALLY hoping someone here might have some ideas.
Here's what it looks like: Both were free and both download updates incessantly, so I uninstalled them.