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Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? S:-It is nowhere related to HDD failing in my case, though it might indicate data corruption in your's, see SMART data. You can try defragmenting the game files in Steam through the Local Files tab of Team Fortress 2's Properties page in the Steam Library, but I found using the OS's defragmentation tool was necessary if I recall. You may need to validate files manually after this, but it should hopefully be the last time.
At the time, there were no bad sectors reported and the hard drive was less than a year old, but fast-forward a year or two and that hard disk died on me so There are two kinds of fragmentation at play: GCF fragmentation and actual HDD fragmentation.
I know on some other games I have tried it on, steam will end up downloading some files, but apparently not all files are included in this.
Interesting, I've definitely seen this redownload an exe when I've manually patched the exe so it's checksum would be different.
I recently restored my computer back to factory settings (clean os) after screwing it up, but I kept source 2007 shared materials.gcf, source 2007 shared models.gcf, source 2007 shared sounds.gcf, source materials.gcf, source models.gcf, source sounds.gcf, team fortress 2 client content.gfcf, team fortress 2 content.gcf, and team fortress 2 on a 16 gb flash drive, so I could just verify integrity of local cache and not have to redownload 13 gb of stuff.
As stated, that was my experience and that's what happened.I wonder if the fact that it was completely missing prevented it from redownloading. It compares the game files you have on installed your computer with those of of the latest version on the steam servers.