How to Troubleshoot Steam Application Load Error in Windows 10 Computers

If you play games via Steam, you may have already noticed the application load error 3:0000065432. This error often occurs when playing Bethesda games such as Doom, Fallout 4, and Skyrim, but it can also occur in games from other publishers.

There are several factors that can cause this problem, ranging from anti-virus interference to a corrupt Steam installation. In this final part of our troubleshooting series, we’ll show you how to solve this problem.

What is causing the Steam app to not load correctly?

The Steam client is updated very frequently. Some updates tweak the Steam client kernel. This causes it to need to be restarted. During a restart, Steam will restart from the beginning and any detected updates will be implemented.

It is also possible that the error you encountered is caused by another third-party application. There can be many conflicts, so it is recommended to disable all third-party programs.

How to resolve the Steam app loading error?

Launch Steam as an administrator

  1. Open your Steam folder in File Explorer.
  2. Then right-click on Steam.exe and select Properties.
  3. Select the Compatibility tab.
  4. Select the Run this program as administrator checkbox.
  5. Select the Apply and OK options.

Check the integrity of the game file

  1. Open the Steam client program.
  2. Select the Steam Library tab where the games are displayed.
  3. Right-click the game for which you want to fix the application download error, and select Properties.
  4. In the Properties window, select the Local Files tab.
  5. Then click the “Check game file integrity” option.

Delete the document set folder

  1. Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E key combination.
  2. Then open this folder path in File Explorer: C: UsersNAMEDocumentsMy Games.
  3. Select the game folder in the My Games folder.
  4. Click the Delete button shown below to delete the selected folder.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Check the integrity of the game files.
  2. Move the game folder to the original Steam directory.
  3. Disable third-party antivirus programs.
  4. Reinstall Steam.

A Steam service error is an error message that appears when you first boot up Steam. If Steam does not have the appropriate permissions to run, the Steam client displays a Steam service error message.

The error is often caused by not installing the game in the same folder as Steam, so you can resolve the error by placing the Steam executable in a folder or by associating it with specific commands at the command line.