Steam Error

I installed WireMod for Garry’s Mod, and I got an error saying “SteamStartup() failed:(random numbers)failed to take master pipe connection lock” and now I can’t get Garry’s Mod to start up. Any help? I just realized it also does it for HL2. I had MilkShape3d at that time and uninstalled it, and restarted my computer. Dunno if it works, but I’ll see.

Ctrl + Alt + Del then find steam.exe service. Kill it (so as yourself if you wish)
THen start steam again.
Just launch gmod and be amazed :stuck_out_tongue:

If a full restart doesn’t work, delete everything in program files/steam EXCEPT steam.exe and the steamapps folder. This will cause you to get the “Update Steam” window next time you launch, and download the most recent files fresh.


**MAKE SURE STEAM IS CLOSED BEFORE DOING THIS**

/caps

When you said “so as yourself”, I ROFL’d. But, I restarted my PC and uninstalled MilkShape3D and WireMod, and it worked. Thanks for the help anyway!

[editline]02:42PM[/editline]

nvm i got it working.

it happened again! the same error! soldier smacking 2 grenades together and saying “CRAP”

Let’s clear this up.


YOU ONLY NEED TO RESTART STEAM!

Do that and everything will be cream & roses.