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Seemingly at random, my game freezes at the loading screen after I walk through a door, cave entrance, or other exit to get to the next area. I end up having to open the task manager to terminate the game. I have Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and various other mods installed.

Edit: My game never freezes during a fast travel, while waiting, manually saving, or during the initial load when I start the game.

  • It is nearly impossible for us to diagnose random freezes without a great deal more info. What are your system's specs? What are these "various other mods" (As any single one or combination of mods could cause issues)? – Trent Hawkins Mar 23 '14 at 3:45
  • @TrentHawkins It wouldn't say anywhere near "nearly impossible". With the limited information I provided, kotekzot was able to provide a solution that actually works. – oscilatingcretin Mar 29 '14 at 4:03
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Infinite loading screens are a result of poor memory management in Skyrim. The latest vesion of SKSE can be configured to rectify this problem. To configure SKSE to fix Skyrim's memory management, add the following code to Data\SKSE\SKSE.ini in your Skyrim directory (create the files and folders if they don't exist).

[Memory]
DefaultHeapInitialAllocMB=768
ScrapHeapSizeMB=256

SSME does the same thing.

Bonus: If you're using large mods, particular HD texture and high-poly mesh replacers, ENBoost will also help you avoid random crashes when the game exceeds its 2GB memory limit.

Bonus #2: Add the following code to SKSE.ini to make sure it removes script bloat from your saves left by uninstalled mods.

[General]
ClearInvalidRegistrations=1
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  • Amazing. After installing SSME, I have not had a single crash during loading screens between stages. I knew coming to SE would be worth the time. – oscilatingcretin Mar 29 '14 at 4:01

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