Steam won't start

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#1 Posted by Iron_will (2837 posts) -

Yup, it says "Steam is already running, you may run only one copy of Steam at one time." wtf

But I havent even open the program yet

#2 Posted by bblundell (1085 posts) -
Reboot.....
#3 Posted by Iron_will (2837 posts) -

huh?

#4 Posted by gruntymonkey (6 posts) -

I had this same problem. If your running Vista, you need to go to your steam program folder, right-click on steam.exe, go to properties, click on the compatibility tab, and the compatibility mode box should be turned on to windows XP (SP2). Turn it off, and steam should run.I hope this helps.

#5 Posted by clamboyant (1 posts) -
I tried that and it didn't work. I'm trying to troll the forums on steams site but its almost like they hate their users. I need to figure this out before Left 4 Dead comes out...
#6 Posted by Captain__Tripps (4521 posts) -
Did you check your process list to make sure its not running?
#7 Posted by visceron (2160 posts) -
This has happened to me a few times. Open up task manager and look for steam under processes, end process and restart steam.
#8 Posted by adamosmaki (9352 posts) -
Just hit crtl alt del bring task manager go to processes keep hitting s key till you find steam.exe then right click and hit end process tree