I tried loading Skyrim from Steam and everything was working fine, but after I press play on the game window with the Dovahkiin in the background, I get the message:

load 3:0000065432

How can I fix this?

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    have you tried to verify the integrity of your game files yet? – l I Aug 5 '12 at 2:52
  • Thank you! I went to that link, and followed the instructions provided, and now my game works. :D – zCynic Aug 5 '12 at 3:13
  • @yx. gentle prod to post as an answer – user3389 Aug 5 '12 at 3:58
  • @yx. Still not posted as answer! Do it soon or I might just so it is marked as answered. – Lemmings19 Sep 28 '12 at 2:56
  • @Lemmings19 be my guest :) – l I Sep 28 '12 at 11:12

There are a variety of things you can do in order to try and resolve error 51/Load 3:0000065432;

  • Verify game integrity
  • Run the game as administrator
  • Downgrade your graphics driver
  • Uninstall any custom textures/mods you have installed
  • Reinstall the game


This error is often caused by an antivirus blocking a program on your computer. You can troubleshoot this issue by following the steps below:

  • Uninstall any custom textures or mods you have installed.
  • Run the game and Steam as administrator:
    1. Right-click on the Steam shortcut or launcher and select Properties.
    2. Navigate to the Compatibility tab.
    3. Check the Run this program as an administrator checkbox.
    4. Click Apply, then OK.
  • Verify the integrity of your Game in Steam:
    1. Open Steam.
    2. From the Steam Library, right-click on Skyrim and select Properties.
    3. Navigate to the Local files tab.
    4. Click Verify integrity of game cache and allow the process to complete.
  • Exclude Skyrim and Steam in your antivirus program. FSecure, in partricular, has been known to cause this error.

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