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    Question Black Ops II "Steam must be running to play this game."

    This problem does not occur all the time! When I restart my steam it gets fixed but it happens at least twice a day which is getting to really piss me off. It happens with Black Ops I as well on my other account. Is there a way to permanently fix it? I tried running steam as administrator but didn't work. It still happens after some amount of time and then I have to restart my steam in order to play. Thanks.

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    Running steam as administrator always works for me. Sometimes when that doesn't work you should try verifying integrity of game cache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafapi View Post
    Running steam as administrator always works for me. Sometimes when that doesn't work you should try verifying integrity of game cache.
    I have steam set to start up when my PC starts and is it possible so that it will be run as administrator when my PC starts? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoN07 View Post
    I have steam set to start up when my PC starts and is it possible so that it will be run as administrator when my PC starts? Thanks.
    Yes I think it is possible just click run as administrator and click remember me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafapi View Post
    Yes I think it is possible just click run as administrator and click remember me.
    What do you mean click "remember me"? I don't see such option when I Right Click on it and click "Run as Administrator"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoN07 View Post
    What do you mean click "remember me"? I don't see such option when I Right Click on it and click "Run as Administrator"
    Sorry if you did not understand but this is what you do:
    Go to steam.exe
    Right click
    Go to the compatibility tab
    Click run this program as an administrator and click apply

    So whenever steam is started it will run as administrator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafapi View Post
    Sorry if you did not understand but this is what you do:
    Go to steam.exe
    Right click
    Go to the compatibility tab
    Click run this program as an administrator and click apply

    So whenever steam is started it will run as administrator.
    It seems to be working. Thanks man!

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    No problem glad I could help

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    Steam is been strange last/this week.

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    Well mine is working fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafapi View Post
    Well mine is working fine
    Yeah never mind.. The problem still occurs even when I run it as administrator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoN07 View Post
    Yeah never mind.. The problem still occurs even when I run it as administrator.
    Try contacting steam support they will probably know the best solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoN07 View Post
    Yeah never mind.. The problem still occurs even when I run it as administrator.
    Steam starts too early, when you're not fully connected to the internet, and you get into a weird glitchy online mode, you just have to restart it every time when you start your PC, or don't start it up on PC bootup and make a shortcut on your desktop.
    Same happens with me on Origin
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horror View Post

    Steam starts too early, when you're not fully connected to the internet, and you get into a weird glitchy online mode, you just have to restart it every time when you start your PC, or don't start it up on PC bootup and make a shortcut on your desktop.
    Same happens with me on Origin
    It even happens when I don't make it start on bootup. When my PC is fully started up, everything is fully working, connected to the internet fully, i go watch some youtube videos and then after I am done I start up steam everything works great I can play the game then I leave the game, go back to doing something else and after I am back after a few hours or something like that and the error happens -.-

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoN07 View Post
    It even happens when I don't make it start on bootup. When my PC is fully started up, everything is fully working, connected to the internet fully, i go watch some youtube videos and then after I am done I start up steam everything works great I can play the game then I leave the game, go back to doing something else and after I am back after a few hours or something like that and the error happens -.-
    Hmm, weird. Contact steam
     

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