How To Fix Steam Application Load Error 5:0000065434 Issue

Steam is a popular platform where you can get your favorite PC titles to your computer. You no longer need to go to a store and buy a physical copy of the game as you can just download it straight to your computer which is quite convenient. Although this is a stable platform there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Steam application load error 5:0000065434.

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How To Fix Steam Application Load Error 5:0000065434 Issue

Before performing the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular problem I suggest that you try restarting your computer first. This will refresh the operating system as well as remove corrupt temporary data and is quite effective in fixing most software related issues.

You will usually experience the application load error 5:0000065434 when you start a Steam game and when this happens you won’t be able to play the game. There are several reasons why this can happen ranging from a corrupt game file to  a cache that just needs to be reset.

Delete the game folder in Documents

One of the quickest ways to fix this problem is to simply delete the game folder from your Documents. Once deleted it will reset the settings then start the game fresh. Take note though that you should make sure that you are deleting the correct game folder as this might affect your other games. A quick search over at Google can help you determine the correct game folder to delete.

  • Open This PC on newer versions of Windows operating system
  • Click the Libraries icon in the taskbar or open any folder and click on Documents/My Documents at the navigation pane on the left side of the window.
  • Look for the folder named exactly as the game you are trying to troubleshoot.
  • Right-click the folder and choose the Delete option

Check if the application load error 5:0000065434 issue still occurs.

Place Steam.exe in the Game’s Folder

If you have the Steam software installed in a different drive and not the default drive C then you should try copying the Steam executable file to the game folder.

  • Go to your Steam root folder. You can check the Steam program’s shortcut on the desktop by simply right-clicking on it and choose the Open file location option from the context menu which will appear.
  • The Steam.exe executable should be selected when the Steam folder opens then choose copy. Find the library folder where your problematic game is located (the default location is Steam >> steamapps >> common) and make sure you open it.
  • Right-click inside this window and choose the Paste option to paste the Steam.exe executable.

Check if the application load error 5:0000065434 issue still occurs.

Verify Integrity of Game Files

It’s possible that the problem is caused by corrupted game files which is why you will need to verify the game file integrity.

  • Open the Steam app by double-clicking its entry on the Desktop.
  • Go  the Library tab in the Steam client at the menu located at the top of the window
  • Find the game which is giving you the issues in the list of the games you have tied to your Steam account.
  • Right-click the game’s entry in the library and choose the Properties option 
  • Click to open the Local Files tab in the Properties window and click the Verify Integrity of Game Files button.
  • Wait for the process to finish checking your game files.

 Check if the application load error 5:0000065434 issue still occurs.

Run Steam as an Administrator

Sometimes this problem can be caused because Steam does not have administrative privileges which will allow it to make certain changes in your computer system. To check if this is what’s causing the problem you should start Steam as an Administrator.

  • Close the Steam app.
  • Right-click the Steam shortcut on your desktop then choose Run as administrator.
  • If this fixes the problem and occurs again after you restart Steam then you will need to set the app to run as admin always. Right-click the executable again and choose Properties. Click to open the Compatibility tab and check the box next to the “Run this program as an administrator” option under the Settings section and click on OK. 

Check if the application load error 5:0000065434 issue still occurs.

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