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How To Fix Steam Service Error in Windows 11

Hello everyone, today in this article we will show you how to fix Steam service error on Windows 11. A Steam service error is an error message that appears when Steam is first loaded. If Steam does not have the correct permissions to run, the Steam client returns a Steam service error message. This prevents you from using Steam until the problem is resolved, and you must run Steam as an administrator to fix it. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Steam is a digital platform created by Valve Corporation to serve as a distributor of PC games. The Steam client allows users to install PC games online directly to their cloud drives after purchase. Steam users can post their reviews, upload self-published content, purchase DLC, and much more! The “Steam service error” is a problem that has plagued gamers using this popular gaming platform for years. Although errors are not uncommon when it comes to Steam (pending transaction, games not starting, locked content files, and so on), this occurs unexpectedly and users claim that they have not made any changes to their computer. Before proceeding, we recommend you to update windows

How To Fix Steam Service Error On Windows Devices

Run Steam as an Administrator

Step 1: Locate the Steam shortcut or executable on your computer and open its properties it by right-clicking its entry either on the Desktop or the Start menu or the Search results window and choose Properties from the pop up context menu.

Step 2: Navigate to the Compatibility tab in the Properties window and check the box next to the Run this program as an administrator option before saving the changes by clicking OK or Apply.

Step 3: Make sure you confirm any dialogs which may appear which should prompt you to confirm the choice with admin privileges and Steam should launch with admin privileges from the next startup. Open Steam by double-clicking its icon and try relaunching the game to see if the Steam Service error still appears.

Make Sure Steam Service Starts up Automatically

Step 1: Open Windows Run dialog box. Type “services.msc” in the Run box without the quotation marks and click OK in order to open Services. You can also just search for Services in Start menu on Windows 10.

Step 2: Locate the Steam Client Service in the services list, right-click on it and select Properties from the context menu which will appear.

Step 3: If the service is started (you can check that just next to the Service status message), you should stop it by clicking the Stop button in the middle of the window. If it has already been stopped, leave it as it is (for now).

Step 4: Make sure that the option under the Startup type menu in the Steam Client Service’s properties is set to Automatic before you proceed with the instructions. Confirm any dialogue boxes which may appear when you set the startup type. Click on the Start button at the middle of the window before exiting.

You may see the following error message when you click Start: “Windows failed to start the Steam Client service on the local computer. Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.” In this case, follow the instructions below to solve the problem.

Step 1: Follow the steps 1-3 from the instructions above in order to open Cryptographic Service’s properties. Navigate to the Log On tab and click on the Browse… button.

Step 2: Under the “Enter the object name to select” box, type in your account’s name, click on Check Names and wait for the name to become recognized.

Step 3: Click OK when you are finished and type in the password in the Password box when you are prompted with it, if you have setup a password. It should now start without issues!

Repair the Steam Client Service

Step 1: Open Windows command prompt as admin

Step 2: You should also find out the root folder of your Steam installation which will be necessary to run the command. You can find the full path by right-clicking its shortcut on the Desktop and choosing the Open file location option from the context menu.

Step 3: Click the address bar at the top of the folder which should display the path so use the Ctrl + C combination to copy it to the Clipboard. The default path should be “C:Program Files (x86)SteambinSteamService.exe”. Let’s use the default path to run the command. Make sure you replace it with your own path when running the command:

“C:Program Files (x86)SteambinSteamService.exe” /repair

Step 4: Reopen Steam and check to see if the Steam service error is gone!

Final Words

We hope you enjoyed our article on how to fix Steam service errors on Windows. After applying these two simple solutions, you should no longer experience the Steam service error. Although this error does not harm your PC, it does prevent you from opening Steam and playing games. Fortunately, it is easy to solve the problem by simply applying the methods listed in this guide.

I hope you understand this article, How To Fix Steam Service Error in Windows 11.

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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