How To Fix Steam Password Reset Error 29?

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Steam Password Reset Error 29
  • Error code 29 occurs with Steam when you try to reset your account password. The error says, An error occurred trying to handle that request (Error 29)”.
  • As per our research, this is a server-side problem coming because of some server issues from the Steam side.
  • Below we have provided some suggestions which you may try, we are very sure that they may help you resolve the error.


Fixes For Steam Password Reset Error 29


Fix 1: Check If Error Is Just Gimmick

During our research, we have found that sometimes the error occurs for no good reason. In our research, we have found a few users who shared that they also had this error, but when they checked their email, there was an email from Steam that their password was successfully changed. So even if you get this error, we will advise you to check if you get any emails from Steam.


Fix 2: Make Sure You Are Not Using VPN

In case you are using a VPN while resetting your Steam password then this can also be the problem. It can be possible that Steam is detecting that you are resetting your account password from a different IP, and as a result, it’s showing you the error. So if you are using VPN then consider disabling it and then try resetting your Steam password again.


Fix 3: Restart Steam And Try Multiple Again

If you are not using a VPN then try restarting the Steam and then try resetting your account password again.

  • Quit the Steam.
  • Then Disconnect your device from the internet.
  • Then Wait for around 30 seconds.
  • Then Reconnect your device to the internet.
  • Then Relaunch the Steam.
  • Now check if you still have the error.

Fix 4: Restart The Device And Router

If you still receive the error then you should try restarting your device and router to check if that helps or not.

If the error is coming because of some temporary glitch then restarting your system along with the router can help you resolve the error.

  • Simply Power off your device and router.
  • Make sure to Disconnect your device and router from the power source.
  • Then Wait for around 5 minutes.
  • Then Restart your device and internet.
  • Then Relaunch the Steam and then try resetting your password again.

Fix 5: Check If Steam Needed To Be Updated

If you still receive the error then check if you needed to update the Steam.

  • Launch the Steam.
  • Then from the top left corner tap on Steam,
  • Then choose Check for Steam Client Updates.

Fix 5: It’s Steam Error

If you still have the error then most probably Steam is going through some system issues so we will suggest you to wait at least one day and then try resetting your password again. Or you can choose to contact Steam support.


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