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Steam is an excellent video game platform that makes it easy to download, install, update and purchase games online. Once installed on your computer, you can create a user account using your email address. The features are divided into five parts: shop, community, my games, my media and tools, so you can browse the available games, chat with the players, manage the games, and more. Although it is convenient for users to play games with Steam, there are several issues that interfere with the game you are playing like error in Steam game installation.
The corrupted disk error in Steam usually occurs when users try to download the game they just purchased or update a game already installed on their computer. One good thing is that there are several ways to solve the problem and continue your game. Here are some methods of what you can do and make sure you follow the instructions exactly:
Check the Integrity of the Game Files
- In the Steam Desktop application, go to the Library tab.
- Select the game that received the floppy disk write error and right-click. Select Properties.
- Access local files, then check the integrity of the game files.
- Wait until the process is complete, then close the Steam application.
- Restart the steam and continue installing or updating the game.
Changing the Power Settings
- Right-click the battery icon in the notification area and click Power Options. If you are not using Windows 10, click on the Start menu and search for Control Panel. Change the View by option to Large icons, then click Power Options.
- Select the power plan you are currently using (usually Balanced or Power Saver) and click on Change Plan Settings, then on Change Advanced Power Settings in the new window that opens.
- In this window, click on the small plus button next to the Hard Disk Drive entry in the list to enlarge it. The same applies to the Disable hard disk option after changing the option Set option to Never by clicking on it.
- The same applies to all active battery plans, because your computer sometimes automatically switches from one plan to another. Check if the corrupted hard disk error is still displayed on your computer.
Clear the Download Cache
- In the Steam application, go to Steam > Settings.
- Go to Download and click Clear Download Cache.
- Click on Ok.
- Check if your problem is solved.
Change the Steam Library Folder
- Start Steam and click Steam > Settings.
- Click on the Downloads tab.
- Click on Steam Library Folder.
- Then click on the Add Library Folder button in the dialog box that appears.
- Select another drive on your system and click Select.
- Close the settings window and try to download and install the game with the corrupted hard disk error.
Run as Administrator
- Go to the location of the Steam file (the default location is C:/program files/Steam).
- Right-click on the steam.exe file and go to the properties.
- In the properties, go to the Compatibility tab and make sure that “Run this program as administrator” is enabled.
- Click Apply and start Steam again.
- Check that the steam disc error is corrected.
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