Steam always validating tf2

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Do not run the verification process while performing other system-intensive processes, such as defragmenting your hard drive or scanning for viruses.Do not run this process for multiple games at the same time.As I said, the HDD of mine that this happened on failed within 2 years and so this problem may be an indicator of a larger problem.My HDD could have failed for any number of possible reasons, but I have no way to know.It may also be necessary to see a local PC technician for help with your individual configuration.Please visit Microsoft's How to keep your Windows computer up-to-date page and make sure your version of Windows is fully updated. NET framework (all versions) that is available through Windows Update, as ATI drivers and certain games require the framework to be installed and fully updated.When it does go, the screen freezes and the last sound gets played on loop until i close the window.

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Your statement is very informative, but doesn't necessarily mean that this is not the solution.

Each game that uses the D3DX helper library is linked to a specific version.

As such the game must run the correct D3D installer version that it was specifically compiled with to ensure the binaries exist.

Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating. I can't support an issue specifically with regard to Windows 8 so if that's the issue, the only solution that I can propose is to wait until this software is officially supported on Windows 8. The following is based on my own experience with Steam doing this to me for TF2 and a similar case can be found here When I first installed TF2 some time ago on a Windows Vista install, it exhibited this behaviour for me. By defragmenting my disk and my game, I managed to resolved the issue.

Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? S:-It is nowhere related to HDD failing in my case, though it might indicate data corruption in your's, see SMART data. You can try defragmenting the game files in Steam through the Local Files tab of Team Fortress 2's Properties page in the Steam Library, but I found using the OS's defragmentation tool was necessary if I recall. You may need to validate files manually after this, but it should hopefully be the last time.

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