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Old 05-08-2011, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I almost reformatted last night because I could NOT get rid of Steam. Here is what happened. A while back I bought a SSD for my OS and kept my original drive not as a primary boot, but as a backup just in-case. I was cross running programs, Steam being one of them to play COD. Well last night after a horrible experience with iTunes and the fact I was satisfied with my SSD I decided to backup what I wanted from my old OS drive and reformat it so I had the extra space.

Everything went smoothly, except Steam. I tried to reinstall Steam on multiple occasions and it kept telling me "error 1324 the path contains an invalid character". I tinkered around a bit in win uninstall, regedit, safemode... it simply was not there. I even manually tried to delete anything related to Steam. I was confused. Every time I thought I manually deleted it or tried to install Steam it gave me that 1324 error. I was getting steamed at this point

Initially I remembered Revo Uninstaller and it still would not uninstall because the file was simply not there. I finally went into advanced mode in Revo and just deleted the whole registry and anything that even smelled like steam. I reset my tower, reinstalled Steam on one of my other partitions... it runs perfectly now!

2 hours later I could play COD:MW2.

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Old 05-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Revo on my own machine and any machine I work on that needs anything uninstalled. Using Revo's highest setting will scour your system for any trace of the program you are uninstalling and allow you to get rid of it.

Just a note of caution... when choosing what entries to delete from the registry that Revo pulls up, ALWAYS drill down to the specific entry. NEVER just checkmark a registry entry if it is not bolded as you will erase part of the framework that Windows needs to function.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Moved here. This is not a review. A review focuses on the product and what it can do. Not on what your issue was and then mention the product as the means to solve the problem. Sorry while I love the program myself ever since I learned about it, this is not any kind of review I have ever seen.
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What confuses me is how I used GParted to format, yet there were still lingering steam files all linked to the drive I just formatted. Maybe someone could answer that for me. That is where I was most confused...
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That's weird. Did you try doing a low-level format on the drive? I don't think GParted has an option for it; I use a DOS tool to do it.
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I'm not sure what I did, but when I got back into WIN 7 that partition was blank.
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