Steam not validating game files
Steam is generally pretty stable, but every now and then you’ll run into a problem.
This guide gives solutions to common problems you’ll encounter in Steam, from games crashing or not working properly to Steam failing to launch.
After deleting this file, you’ll have to log back into Steam and other local settings will also be lost – for example, you’ll have to re-categorize your games.
You’ll find this file in your Steam directory – C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam by default.
You can disable the overlay for an individual game by right-clicking the game in your Steam library, selecting Properties, and unchecking the Enable Steam Community In-Game check box.
Windows automatically assigns compatibility mode settings to certain programs – including Steam – when they crash.
From the Settings window, click the Downloads Cloud tab and select a different server from the Download region box.
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Windows doesn’t “save” CPU affinity between sessions – when you close Steam and reopen it, it will use its default CPU affinity settings.