My movement is limited as if I'm over-encumbered, but my carry weight shows 208/320.

I've tried dumping everything in a barrel to get to 0/320 and I still move very slowly.

Is there a way to reset myself so I can walk quickly and run again?

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    Is your caps lock on? Jun 18, 2016 at 22:22
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    Ah, caps lock does it. Mysteries of Skyrim not even the greybeards can explain :/
    – Zinzire
    Jun 18, 2016 at 22:25
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    @DanmakuGrazer Might want to post that as an answer.
    – rivermont
    Jun 18, 2016 at 23:43

2 Answers 2


In Skyrim, holding the shift key will make you walk instead of the usual jog the character always does when moving. This is useful when trying to sneak past an enemy, as it makes you harder to detect.

Pressing the caps lock key will toggle the walking state, but it's never really explained in game, so it confuses people who accidentally press it while playing. This is what happened to you, it's not you being overencumbered, just a slightly unknown feature of the game.


As @DanmakuGamer stated, you might've gotten the "caps lock" button pressed. This will cause you to move slow. Make "caps lock" turn off so you can run.

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