[closed] How to fix The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim crashes?

How to fix The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim crashes? The game is randomly crashing to desktop or freezing whole PC.

asked 11 Jun '12, 21:22 uncaer9 2912 uncaer9's gravatar image
closed 12 Jun '12, 17:00

The question has been closed for the following reason "vengasCool won 10.00 mBTC for the best answer." by uncaer9 12 Jun '12, 17:00


See if you have the minimum System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements •OS: 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) •CPU: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor •RAM: 2 GB •HDD: 6 GB •Graphics: 512 MB card •Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible •DirectX: Version 9.0c •Internet for Steam activation

Recommended System Requirements •OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP (32 or 64 bit) •CPU: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU •RAM: 4 GB •HDD: 6 GB free disk space •Graphics: 1 GB Graphics Memory •Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible •DirectX: Version 9.0c •Internet for Steam activation

Supported Graphics Cards:

Recommended: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher

Problems related to your symptoms:


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Crash Fix – Crash to Desktop upon Launch / Startup

If you’re game randomly crashes upon launching the game, ensure or try the following: •Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers •Turn off SLI / Crossfire •Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your graphics control panel) •Disable anti-aliasing and filtering •Disable V-sync •Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software •Try changing the compatibility to Vista SP 2 •Exit, disable, or uninstall FFDshow (it’s an audio/video controller, check if you have it installed) •Run through our list of general fixes, which will most likely resolve your problems


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Freeze Fix – Game Freezes during the Intro Video

If you’re using Steam, a quick solution is to verify the integrity of your Steam game cache to resolve the problem. If it persists, update ensure that both your graphics drivers and DirectX are updated.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Crash Fix – Game crashes when launching / upon launch

This is a typical DirectX problem. Just update to the latest DirectX version and voila.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim FPS Fix – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Lags, freezes, or has poor FPS performance

Disable vsync and antialiasing on fifaconfig.exe after enable/force antialiasing on AMD Vision Engine Control Center (AMD/ATI) or Nvidia Control Panel (nVidia),finally enable/force tripple buffering and vsync on D3DOverrider(Download Here)

Alternatively, press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to bring up the Task Manager, go to processes, select the game’s respective exe file and set priority above normal or higher.You must do this everytime you play the game.

Source: Link: http://crashfixes.com/fixing-skyrim-crashes-freezes-errors-steam-crash-no-sound-lags-choppy-framerates/

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answered 11 Jun '12, 23:09 vengasCool 3294 vengasCool's gravatar image

The most likely causes of the crashes would be either: 1. Skyrim needs to be updated or 2. Your PC has insufficient hardware to handle the most graphically intense parts of Skyrim.

I'd recommend trying it on a different computer, updating it, or trying to run it on lower graphics settings

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answered 11 Jun '12, 21:37 Caffeinewr... 7126 Caffeinewriter's gravatar image

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