Steam download....WTF?

I was downloading a game on steam when the power cord on my computer disconnected, shutting it down. I turned it back on to find that the game, which was previously at 75%, suddenly became 48%. Wtf happened and is there anyway I can get it back to the previous amount?

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  • 8 years ago
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    I'm not sure how big your game is but there is a good chance that when steam does downloads it will load everything into memory. Every so often it will also write the download from memory onto the hard drive. When power is cut memory is wiped and 27% of your game was not on the hard drive when power was lost even though your computer had it. You can always re-download anything you lost from steam.

  • 8 years ago

    Nope, you'll have to deal with it... Don't forget that the percentage might simply be inaccurate. In the past Steam always reset to 0% if you pause the download, it didn't mean that it started from beginning, it meant that it will start download from 0 to 100 faster this time since part of the game is already actually downloaded.

    But there's also another theory, that percentage is accurate. When you plugged out the power cord, the big file(few GBs) was downloading and was corrupted due to this incident. Steam automatically noticed that it's corrupted and deleted it, then started re-downloading it from the start. There's no way to fix a corrupted file for Steam except for re-downloading it.

  • 8 years ago

    Most likely the sudden loss of power corrupted the file that steam was downloading at the time. And no, if that IS what happened there is no way of getting it back to the previous percentage. You will just have to download it again (or at least however much wasn't corrupted).

  • 4 years ago

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