Well discussed it seems.
I recently switched from XP Pro 32bit to Win7 64bit and after I re-installed STEAM, I logged in (notice I said LOGGED IN) and set up the games for use on my new OS and everything was fine, and played a little Half-Life2 on it. Now, however, when I try to log in to STEAM I get a message that says the following
Login to STEAM failed.
Either the user account does not exist, or the password was wrong.
Please check your account name and password and try again.
My user/account name and password have not changed since I first set up my account on STEAM, so I have ho idea why it is doing this. I have tried the "retrieve a lost account" option, but have not received any email to the address the account is linked to, even though I get a message saying it has been sent, and it is not in the spam folder either FYI. I do not play Counter Strike online, I am strictly a single player gamer, so I did not, as someone else on another site accused me of, get banned for cheating in Counter Strike.
And, as I feared, when I made another account with one of my other email accounts, I couldn't use my legally purchased games from VALVE because they have already been installed and registered with the account that STEAM won't let me log in to. I have tried contacting STEAM's "help" desk multiple times, but lo and behold, have received no help at all. Basically I am screwed with about $300 dollars of software that I now can't use because STEAM won't let me log in, so it seems I have been SOLed by VALVE and its STEAM platform.
Has anyone else had this happen and if so how did you get it fixed?