Steam can’t download games or is intermittent

I’ve been suffering with a Steam related problem for what seems like forever! The client starts up but will only download from the content servers in little bursts. It will download for about 5 minutes or so and then disconnect, to the point where on an 8mb adsl line it would download all of about 10% of a game over the course of a day!

Finally got around to looking into this this morning before work and found this cunning article tucked away in the Steam Support site.

Turns out that for me at least, deleting my ClientRegistry.blob file and rebooting Steam worked fine! I was getting over 1mb/s download when I left for work. So with any luck this will help out other people who are struggling to get Steam to download their games or updates.

2 thoughts on “Steam can’t download games or is intermittent

  1. Haha thank you sir i have for the last three days been downloading a single game but after trying this steam downloads work like a charm (dang just when i was getting so fast at restarting steam) thanks again for the tip, saved me a few more moments of precious life.

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