I've installed Skyrim and registered it with steam. I've tried to run it through steam, from the setup.exe in the disk and the TESV.exe in my steamapps folder but every time it tried to install the game again, then fails.
If Steam is closed, and I try via the disk, it loads the splash screen with an option to run the game but shortly after it just pops up with the install skyrim splash screen.
Why is this happening? How can I get around it?
Edit the First
So I've tried to follow the advice here and renamed my folder (called
VCredist) which just causes Steam to tell me that skyrim may not have synced with the cloud correctly. I've tried renaming
installscript.vdf which also does nothing. I've got Kaspersky running, and have had to (due to unrelated shennanigans) rename my steam folder steampowered, which is the only remaining thing that might have caused an issue. Would any of these caused the issue? Of do you think my DVD is broken?
Edit the Second.
Verified my Skyrim files, Uninstalled Skyrim. Uninstalled Steam. Reinstalled Skyrim from disc, letting it install steam in the process. Let it update. Still have the same issue. Will call steam/bethseda today.
Edit the third.
Here is what the splash screen looks like. Does it give anyone a cluse as to what's wrong? The 'install' button seems wrong.