Completely new copy of Skyrim crashes on startup...
I just bought Skyrim, and i've already had to try reinstalling it three times and try out many solutions from the internet. Most support topics are made when people have too many mods and their load order is messed up, but now, just after the bethesda logo, the whole game just shuts off.
I bought a fully legal copy, did nothing to tamper with it, and here it is, crashing instantly, yet I used the pirated version to benchmark skyrim on my PC to see if my PSU could actually handle it, and that version started completely fine.
Before you guys turn into typical steam forums ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s who moan whenever the word "Pirate" appears, I used the free version to see if the game would crash my PC because my PSU can't keep up with the demand from my GPU and the whole computer crashes on some games. Now that i've confirmed that the game works, i made a fully legal purchase and now it crashes on startup. (quite ironic that i could get a quality game pirated, but not through a legitimate service that you expect quality from)
I can't really say much else. I've already tried to change my sound setting to 16 bit and every other solution is related to the load order of mods.
Has anyone else experienced this at all or do I need to look elsewhere for help? I was thinking to go to tech support but I've never used a tech support service before. What I think might have caused it is that the previous, pirated, benchmarking version of Skyrim left behind it's files, because I forgot to remove them, and now that I bought the full version, it seems to be using the older version of TESV, although after reinstalling and removing all traces of that old pirated piece of ♥♥♥♥ version that I still feel guilty about, the game continues to crash.
I just finished a major test in a programming class i've been in for the last year, and I was hoping to sit down and enjoy a nice new game as a reward for completing the whole year, but now i've got this ♥♥♥♥ happening, and i'm really not in a good mood anymore, so I would kindly apprieciate if you could just help out instead of flipping out over the fact that I pirated the game to benchmark.
I'm no fan of piracy, I know what it does and how it kills the gaming industry, but all the proof is there. I own a fully legal copy and i have removed that old, pirated version, so i'd appreciate if I could just get some actual help instead of hate.