Steam keeps validating my game files

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I recently posted this to the Steam Community, thinking that was a more appropriate place for it..they were useless (see for yourself), and I've always gotten better answers from Tom's users, so I'm hoping someone might have some insight into this.

I've run into an issue where when I run "Verify integrity of game cache" it ALWAYS finds files to validate.

It has happened on two games now: Total War Rome II and Call of Duty Ghosts.

Both games crash frequently and both games find files that fail to validate, but they NEVER have all files successfully validate and I've been unable to get either to run without crashing after 10-30 minutes.

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