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inksaras

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Hi so my problem is really driving me crazy, i cant seem to run any app related to gaming whatsoever. Per example steam app, league of legends, any other game i have, battle net desktop app. In the steam and battle net desktop apps i click the launcher and it opens the small window (Updtaing steam or updating battle net) and when its done nothing happens. As for games i click the launcher and nothing happens. I've tried launching admin, on a different account, re installing everything nothing works.

Thanks in advance
 

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    Windows 8
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    Laptop
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    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
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    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
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    HDD 750GB
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    Avast free version

OldGuyGeek

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Does the Steam icon appear in your taskbar? Or does everything just disappear? Also can you fill in your system specs in the profile so we can see what you are working with?
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Self Built
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    Intel I-7 860
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    Asus P7B
    Memory
    8GB
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    Nvidia 580
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    Acer (Primary), Asus (secondary), Sony TV (third)
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    Kingston 128GB SSD Windows 8 Boot Drive
    WD Black 1 TB (2 ea)
    WD Red 3 TB
    WD Black 500GB
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    MS 1000
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    MS Flip
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    Verizon FIOS 35/35
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    IE 11, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari
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    Windows 8 Defender (MS Security Essentials)

Daxter

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It seems like it's crashing. I play stem as well, Did you look at the game requirements before downloading? Some games have Hi specs to play and some games need to have a different Operating System to play.
 

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    4GB
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inksaras

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Ive updated my system specs. The steam icon does not appear on the taskbar neither do the others such as battle net desktop app. And the games can run on my computer ive played them before this just started happening out of nowhere and i cant understand why.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

OldGuyGeek

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NVidia just release 340 driver that changed quite a few things. For example, the CUDA codec is gone, replace by a newer technology for 600 and above cards. I had to roll back to the 337 drivers for some video editing requirements. If you manually or the system automatically installed the new driver, it may have caused your problem.

If you haven't already, try a clean install of your video drivers. It's a option during the NVidia install process. It has resolved issues several times, especially with games. Then, if that doesn't work, try rolling back to 337.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I-7 860
    Motherboard
    Asus P7B
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 580
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer (Primary), Asus (secondary), Sony TV (third)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 128GB SSD Windows 8 Boot Drive
    WD Black 1 TB (2 ea)
    WD Red 3 TB
    WD Black 500GB
    Keyboard
    MS 1000
    Mouse
    MS Flip
    Internet Speed
    Verizon FIOS 35/35
    Browser
    IE 11, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 Defender (MS Security Essentials)

computerlife22

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Try disconnecting everything from your computer other than the essentials - mouse, keyboard, speakers, and monitor. See if you can run games that way. I had a similar problem where Steam wouldn't run on my computer if I had my older webcam plugged in, it would cause a crash unless I unplugged it.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Update 1

inksaras

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Hi, i went on vacations and couldnt see the thread until now. OldGuyGeek ive tried uninstalling all drivers, and installed back to 337. The problem still remains .....
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

TairikuOkami

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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo E525
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    AMD A4-3300M @ 2,0GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6480G 512MB shared
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 465GB
    Cooling
    Fusion Tweaker
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
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    50/50 MBps
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    Yandex
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    No AV & No Firewall
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    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170

OldGuyGeek

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If you can run other programs in Windows 8 but just not games, it really sounds like a DirectX problem or something related to just games, not necessarily your system overall.

Try uninstalling Steam, but save your game files first so you don't have to download them again. It means copying your SteamApp folder somewhere where they won't get deleted.

Here is the article on Steam about moving it to a new location. I couldn't find one about reinstalling. But the warnings about saving your SteamApp folder apply. Hopefully you have enough space somewhere else to copy/move the files until you delete/reinstall.

Once reinstalled, move the games back and let Steam check them.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129&l=english

If that doesn't help, you might very well have a system problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I-7 860
    Motherboard
    Asus P7B
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 580
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer (Primary), Asus (secondary), Sony TV (third)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 128GB SSD Windows 8 Boot Drive
    WD Black 1 TB (2 ea)
    WD Red 3 TB
    WD Black 500GB
    Keyboard
    MS 1000
    Mouse
    MS Flip
    Internet Speed
    Verizon FIOS 35/35
    Browser
    IE 11, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 Defender (MS Security Essentials)

inksaras

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I ve tried all those steps in steam and still doesnt work, im now attempting TairikuOkami steps to see if it works. If it still doesnt work ill just probably take it to the manufacturer since its still under warranty ....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

TONSCHUH

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Power User
Hi so my problem is really driving me crazy, i cant seem to run any app related to gaming whatsoever. Per example steam app, league of legends, any other game i have, battle net desktop app. In the steam and battle net desktop apps i click the launcher and it opens the small window (Updtaing steam or updating battle net) and when its done nothing happens. As for games i click the launcher and nothing happens. I've tried launching admin, on a different account, re installing everything nothing works.

Thanks in advance

That's not related to Windows-8.

My wife is still running Windows-8, as I couldn't find the time to move her to Windows-8.1 yet and there are no problems with Steam or Battle Net or any actual games.

Are you using your GeForce 750M or the Intel one ?

You may have to force the use of the NVIDIA one.

:)
 

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  • OS
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom-Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770k @4800MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    G.Skill 16G(4*4G) DDR3-2400 Quad Channel [TDX] F3-2400C10Q-16GTX
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX980-Ti-OC-STRIX-6GB in 2-Way-SLI (1408MHz | Boost: 1544MHz | Memory-Clock: 8000MHz)
    Sound Card
    OnBoard Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VE278Q 27" Wide Led Black Full HD 2ms | Dell S2409W 24" 5ms
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    - Intel 520S 240GB/SATA3/R 550MBs,W 520MBs/25nm/3.5"Kit/5yr
    - Samsung 840 EVO SATA3 500GB
    - Seagate Barracuda SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    - Seagate Barracuda SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    - Seagate Constellation SATA3 3TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    -
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
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    Thermaltake Level-10 GT LCS
    Cooling
    EK H3O HFX 240mm Liquid Cooling Kit + 2x EK-480-Rads + GPU-Blocks + Gelid Extreme
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    Roccat Isku | Logitech G13 | XBox 360 Controller wired | Logitech Dual Action GamePad
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    Roccat Pure Military Dessert Strike | Shogun Bros. Ballista MK-1 | Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Infection
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    ADSL2+ ~15MBit/s DL | ~1MBit/s UL
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    Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender
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    - Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
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inksaras

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Hi so my problem is really driving me crazy, i cant seem to run any app related to gaming whatsoever. Per example steam app, league of legends, any other game i have, battle net desktop app. In the steam and battle net desktop apps i click the launcher and it opens the small window (Updtaing steam or updating battle net) and when its done nothing happens. As for games i click the launcher and nothing happens. I've tried launching admin, on a different account, re installing everything nothing works.

Thanks in advance

That's not related to Windows-8.

My wife is still running Windows-8, as I couldn't find the time to move her to Windows-8.1 yet and there are no problems with Steam or Battle Net or any actual games.

Are you using your GeForce 750M or the Intel one ?

You may have to force the use of the NVIDIA one.

:)


Yeah I've also tried that and it still doesn't work. Same problem i open steam it shows the "updating steam" then nothing ...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

inksaras

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On the task manager i have SteamBootstrapper and a steamerrorreporter.exe (32 bit) open, i have no idea what this means
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

TONSCHUH

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On the task manager i have SteamBootstrapper and a steamerrorreporter.exe (32 bit) open, i have no idea what this means

I will have a further look into it tomorrow after work. Maybe I can dig out something.

:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770k @4800MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    G.Skill 16G(4*4G) DDR3-2400 Quad Channel [TDX] F3-2400C10Q-16GTX
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX980-Ti-OC-STRIX-6GB in 2-Way-SLI (1408MHz | Boost: 1544MHz | Memory-Clock: 8000MHz)
    Sound Card
    OnBoard Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VE278Q 27" Wide Led Black Full HD 2ms | Dell S2409W 24" 5ms
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    - Intel 520S 240GB/SATA3/R 550MBs,W 520MBs/25nm/3.5"Kit/5yr
    - Samsung 840 EVO SATA3 500GB
    - Seagate Barracuda SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    - Seagate Barracuda SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    - Seagate Constellation SATA3 3TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    -
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
    Case
    Thermaltake Level-10 GT LCS
    Cooling
    EK H3O HFX 240mm Liquid Cooling Kit + 2x EK-480-Rads + GPU-Blocks + Gelid Extreme
    Keyboard
    Roccat Isku | Logitech G13 | XBox 360 Controller wired | Logitech Dual Action GamePad
    Mouse
    Roccat Pure Military Dessert Strike | Shogun Bros. Ballista MK-1 | Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Infection
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+ ~15MBit/s DL | ~1MBit/s UL
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    - Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
    - Plantronics GameCom Commander Headset
    - Logitech X-210 Speakers
    - Roccat Taito Mid-Size 5mm
    - PC-Master-Race MousePad (yellow)

TairikuOkami

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After steam fails, it reports back to steam the error.
You could try to run scan for viruses, just to be sure:

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Free Download

Start command prompt and enter this command: tasklist > filename.txt
It will create a list processes, that you are running, post it back here.
The file will be created in your user folder, similar like on this screen:
 

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  • OS
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo E525
    CPU
    AMD A4-3300M @ 2,0GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6480G 512MB shared
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 465GB
    Cooling
    Fusion Tweaker
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50/50 MBps
    Browser
    Yandex
    Antivirus
    No AV & No Firewall
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170

inksaras

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Heres the file
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

inksaras

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

inksaras

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OK GOD DAMN IT ITS FIXED GUYS!!! Turns out i have windows defender installed on windows 8, and i didnt knew so i installed avast and i just found this, uninstalled avast and steam opened!!!!!


Thank you so much guys for all the time and help <3
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel core i7-4700 HQ 2.4GHz (8 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    N550JV
    Memory
    8192 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 750M
    Hard Drives
    HDD 750GB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast free version

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