Originally Posted by MasterOfTheXP
Getting that when I try to update my mini-server to the latest TF2 update.
I also got the same error when trying to update CS:S two days ago. I figured that I got the error because I haven't updated the game in what must have been a year...re-installed it to a completely different directory...and the newly installed server just quits after starting.
And now, I'm getting the same error for TF2. Wat do?
I haven't gotten this error before, but my first instinct would be to rename or delete HLDSUpdateTool's InstallRecord.blob. It should be in the same directory as HLDSUpdateTool.exe. Then try to update again. This will force it to rebuild its install record, which hopefully will make it stop being confused about which game is installed.
On a side note, if you're installing to the same directory that hldsupdatetool is in, you can specify . as the directory (that's a single period).