I've re-verified both games and the same problem occurs, I've followed all the other fixs and the problem still presists.
Just fully deleted both installs and in the process of re-downloading and re-installing both games. Here's to crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
Just finished re-stalling both games and the problem still presists.......
Re-checked all potential program conflicts (firewalls, anti-virus, etc), still all clear there. Re-updated all device and hardware drivers. Problem still presists.
It seems Steamclient is being a bit of an arse in regards to DoW2. This is the only game on my system that is being effected, my standalone copies of the DoW series are running fine. Whatever happened disrupt DoW2 on my system happened in the last 3 to 4 weeks, cause DoW2 worked fine for me before Xmas.