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#1
I really need help with this.

I get a pop-up from Steam that it needs to restart to apply some updates.
When I do so, after some 5 minutes I get another popup thanking me for participating in the beta on Steam, and telling me to restart again. Then I get the original pop-up from Steam telling me that it needs to restart to apply some updates, and then I get the same popup thanking me for participating in the beta on Steam and telling me to restart again. Then after a while I get the original pop-up telling me that it needs to restart........... :wtf:

And it goes on like that all the time I'm on the pc.

I googled and read that Steam updates are iffy with antiviruses, so I disabled MSE, and for good measure also ran CCleaner and rebooted.

But it still goes on... and on... and on... :banghead:

 

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Steamception... Try going into settings and make sure you're not participating in any beta. You may need to do a Steam reinstall.
 

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I don't recall the names of the folders, but aren't there folders you can delete to make steam re-update correctly?
 

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Steamception... Try going into settings and make sure you're not participating in any beta. You may need to do a Steam reinstall.



:ohwell:
 

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Try quitting Steam, deleting clientregistry.blob in the install folder and restarting Steam. This seems to fix 95% of Steam problems.
 

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Try quitting Steam, deleting clientregistry.blob in the install folder and restarting Steam. This seems to fix 95% of Steam problems.
And it seems my problem is one of those 5% because this didn't fix it... :ohwell:

Any other suggestions? I've been googling getting no results (other than to disable antivirus which I did).
 

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Have you tried looking in windows task manager to see if you have multi "steam.exe" processes running?
 

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I would cut/paste userdata and steamapps directory to another folder, uninstall Steam, install Steam, move folders back.
 

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And it seems my problem is one of those 5% because this didn't fix it... :ohwell:

Any other suggestions? I've been googling getting no results (other than to disable antivirus which I did).
Damn.

I'd try mindweaver's suggestion, first.

If it doesn't work, try reinstalling Steam, perhaps. However, I don't think it's strictly necessary to move your steamapps out of there, like Ford said. I think doing that would lose you a few settings, while just installing over the top should preserve everything.
 

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Only got the one.

 
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I had this last night same problem last night. I finally got tired of it bugging me so I figured I would just ignore it and pressed the close button instead of update. I have not been bugged about the update since.

If I really have updated it is still in question.
 

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Can you recall any microsoft updates around the time this problem started?

I know MS had a few updates that put windows and other software into an infinite loop :wtf:

Do you have steam on one HD and games on another?
 
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I have a similar problem, Steam is always wanting to apply an April 22 update, one day I updated 3 times to no avail. Like James, I just quit caring and didn't apply it. I'm hopeful that when there is a real update things will fix themselves.
 
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Black Panter have u tried going into steam settings and change beta to none restart steam let it boot and don't down a beta update and then re-activate beta updates?
 
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Try quitting Steam, deleting clientregistry.blob in the install folder and restarting Steam. This seems to fix 95% of Steam problems.
This is the fix. I had the same problem and bingo.
 

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BP, this looks like a Steam bug you fell foul of.

I've just downloaded a Steam update and one of the fixes was "Fix client update-loops caused by inconsistent server and proxy-cache states".

Should be sorted now. :)