Steam error game validating
It was most likely due to me downloading several games off steam at once. That's definitely not normal, and like someone else said it sounds like your hard drive is either very fragmented or possibly going bad. This error is not a bug or something, this is because we’ve added incorrect hierarchy of folders for your existing steam library.In order to fix this issue, make sure that the folders common, depotcache, downloading, shadercache, sourcemods, temp, workshop and other appmanifest files are inside the steamapps folder.You're browsing the Game FAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts. Try as I might, I simply cannot get the damn game to just let me play. That's exactly the problem; Steam won't stop verifying the cache. So you should update your drivers to see if it fixes your problem.
Now add your steam library folder, on our example its "G:/YOUR_STEAM_LIBRARY". After that, the number of games you already installed should appear on the Steam Library Folders table. (Just find a free game that seems small) // What this is going to do is it make a new steam directory for your games.
Moving all the games won’t take any time because its on the same drive.
Now when you press install on one of your steam games that you installed before resetting your PC it will start validating the game. Usually that won’t take long because it will be somewhere around 60 MB/S and upwards.
I've already tried every other bit of advice I've run into, so what's to lose?
Well, my computer as a whole has been a little wonky lately (taking a full minute to load up a song in VLC player, for instance) so I'll give it a shot.