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    How to fix Steam damaged disk error on Windows 10

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    As the leading video game provider on the internet, Steam has not given users any reason to complain or get intoxicated. However, despite his great efforts, errors on Steam are inevitable.


    The corrupt disk error on Steam is one of the problems that occasionally comes up. If this error has plagued your Steam account, stopping downloads, here's a guide to help you to fix Steam corrupted disk error on Windows 10.



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    How to fix Steam damaged disk error on Windows 10

    What causes the corrupt disk error on Steam?

    As the name suggests, the problem is caused by corrupt files on the installation disc. These files are created when the installation process is interrupted by power failure or other system problems. Additionally, damaged and corrupted pre-existing files in the Steam installation folder can also cause this error. Read on to find out some methods you can follow to resolve the error.

    Method 1: move the Steam installation files

    Steam is one of the few applications that allows users to install applications in different locations. When apps are bundled in C drive, it becomes less responsive and prone to disk errors. By installing the game in a new folder, you can address this problem and ensure the smooth running of the game.




    1. Open the Steam application on your PC e click on the option Steam in the upper left corner of the screen.

    2. From the drop-down options, click Settings per I will proceed.

    3. In the Settings window, or a Download.


    4. On the downloads page, click on "Steam Library Folders" in the Content Libraries section.

    5. A new window will open. Click Add Library Folder to create a new folder for installations.

    6. In the Create New Steam Library Folder window, navigate to and create a folder on another drive.


    7. Reinstall the game and this time change the installation folder to the new library folder you just created.

    Method 2: clear the download cache

    The download cache is a serious nuisance on Steam that constantly interferes with the installation of new applications. Cached data from previous app downloads takes up a lot of space in the Steam destination folder, slowing down your PC. Here's how you can get rid of the download cache in Steam:

    1. Following the steps mentioned above, April windows of download settings onSteam.

    2. At the bottom of the Downloads page, click on Clear Download Cache and then click Ok.

    3. This will clear unnecessary cache memory. Restart the process di installation of the game and the corrupted disc error on Steam should be resolved.


    Method 3: rename the Steam download folder

    A rather creepy solution to the error is to rename the Steam download folder. This leads Steam to believe that the download folder on Steam is operational and not corrupted in any way.


    1. Open the Steam installation folder by going to the following address: C:Programmi (x86)Steam.

    2. Here, find the folder names "Steamapps" and April.

    3. Right-click on the folder "Download" and rename it to something else.

    4. Re-open Steam and resume the installation process. The error should be corrected.

    Method 4: check the integrity of the game files

    Games that have been installed but are not running after the installation process are likely having errors with their files. These files could be corrupted or damaged causing a problem on your PC. By checking the integrity of the game files, you can make sure that all the files associated with the game are functional and thus fix the "Steam Bad Disk Error" on Windows.

    1. In the Steam library, right click on the app that doesn't work.

    2. From the options that appear, select the 'properties'

    3. From the options on the left, click on "Local Files".

    4. In the Local Files menu, click Verify Integrity of Game Files. Steam will then check if all files are working and fix any problems it finds.

    Method 5: Windows Drive Repair

    To fix the error, you can try to repair the entire Windows drive which contains the Steam installation folder. This process will identify any errors in your PC and remove them.


    1. Open "This PC" on your Windows device.

    2. Right-click the drive containing the Steam installation folder (mainly drive C) e select Properties.

    3. In the Properties window, switch to the tab Instruments then click the button Verifica in front of the option that says This option will check the drive for file system error.


    4. Let the scan complete and re-open Steam to check if the Steam damaged disk error is resolved.

    Method 6: Reinstall Steam to fix the damaged disk error

    If all of the above-mentioned methods fail, the best way to go is to reinstall Steam.

    1. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.

    2. From the application list, select Steam and click Uninstall.

    3. Once the app is removed, go to the official Steam website. In the upper right corner of the screen, click Install Steam and the app will be installed on your PC.

    4. Re-open the game and see if the problem is resolved.

    Disk errors on Steam can be really annoying as they take you to the brink of installation but leave the process incomplete. However, with the aforementioned steps, you should be able to fix the problem with ease and make sure the game installs smoothly.

    We hope this article was helpful and you were able to to fix Steam corrupted disk error on Windows 10. If you have any questions, please contact us via the comments section below.

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