So, my Skyrim crashes just after bethesda intro. Tried to disable intro and it crashed after few seconds of showing skyrim logo.

I have no mods installed. I had but because it stopped working, i deleted everything. i manually deleted my old saves and .ini files. (load orders etc.) and everything from steamapp. I have tried to change audio setting to every possible option but none of them works. I have reinstalled 3 times now

Thanks in advance for any kind of help!


Windows 7

gtx 780 4gb with 3x 1920x1080 screens

AMD Phenom II x6 3.2 Ghz

asus Formula IV motherboard

12 gb 2000mhz ddr3

  • Just to clarify. You tried to disable the intro sequence and this started happening? The game was working before? – Rapitor Jun 4 '14 at 16:56
  • If you check your load order (Data files in the launcher iirc), what do you see in there? – 3ventic Jun 4 '14 at 16:56
  • No i tried, to disable intro sequence after crash's started, and it only moved crash so i could watch skyrim logo in main menu for 2 seconds, but not seeing any buttons. and my load order has Skyrim.esm Update.esm nothing else – skosko Jun 4 '14 at 17:00
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    It sounds like the game is failing to load and hangs. If reinstalling doesn't fix it then I'm not sure. You could try a clean clean install. Uninstall, restart computer, install. See where that gets you. – Rapitor Jun 4 '14 at 17:13
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    have you verified the integrity of your game cache after installing? – l I Jun 4 '14 at 18:43

You could try to go into steam, then go to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, then click local files and click on the button that says verify game integrity. This should replace any missing files. If this doesn't work there might be a problem with Skyrim not being assigned enough RAM or something along those lines.

To fix the problem with RAM, you will have to download a program called SKSE. This is really easy to install, and once it is installed launch skyrim through skse_loader.exe in your skyrim root folder (see under).

C:\Program Files(x86)\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\skse_loader.exe

You have to lower your audio format to 16 bit (CD quality) under:
Control Panel > Sound > Select sound card > Properties > Advanced > Default Format.

This worked for me.

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    Why does this fix the problem? – Frank Oct 10 '14 at 3:12
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    Do you have any backing to this fix? Any proof that it was a factor in the error? – Slippo Feb 4 '17 at 17:46
  • Although the poster of this answer has not provided any source it is a genuine fix, at least for some issues, and many people (myself included) found that this worked. Here's one of many suggestions of the fix (see the last post by NeuroStryker): overclock.net/t/1165416/skyrim-sound-issues – Kallum Tanton Jun 15 '17 at 21:08

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