DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 11:14am
1 File Failed to Validate...
I just played my skyrim (modded) yesterday. I bought the Legendary edition, which upgraded my original game, and now I can't start it up without crashing. Prior to starting the new complete game, I had deleted all the previous mods, unsubscribed, and deleted the skyrim save folder for a fresh install. After reinstalling, every time I start the game, I crash to desktop, and verifying the cache always results in the "1 file failed to validate..." but the new file is never added.. HELP?!?
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Ilja Jul 21 @ 11:24am 
That one file is related to your graphic configurations. It will fail each and every time for everyone of us and has absolutely nohting to do with the stability of your game.

If are using same mods that you had prior of Legendary Edition, you are likely having one or more mods and/or patches that are incompatible with your new setup.

Run LOOT to sort your load order. Pay attention to Errors in your summary and look them up from Details to be fixed. Those would be the ones crashing your game.

I have subsribed to this thread to follow your progress.
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DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 11:35am 
Thanks for the quick replies and support. I tried https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=5580-WEID-4389 but to no success (the ...\Steamapps\Common\skyrim\DotNetFX\dotnetfx35setup.exe did not seem to execute.

What exactly is LOOT? I don't have any mods installed from steam workshop and never used nexus mods, etc. All I have in the data files load up are the following...

Dawnguard.esm
Dragonborn.esm
HearthFires.esm
and the 3 High Res Text.esp files

DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 11:39am 
If it is the LOOT plugin..I'm running it now, thanks for the suggestion!
Ilja Jul 21 @ 11:41am 
Sorry. It has been a long day. I didn't realize that you had started a new game without mods. Neither I linked LOOT, like I usually do.

Use this after installing new mods, to sort your load order and warn you about errors.
LOOT
https://loot.github.io/
DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 11:46am 
"That one file is related to your graphic configurations. It will fail each and every time for everyone of us and has absolutely nohting to do with the stability of your game."

How are you able to fix this? Every time after verifying the cache, it will detetct card settings and adjust...I have no other mods in the folder besides what the Legendary edition comes with.
Ilja Jul 21 @ 11:46am 
Well. If you are playing the game with fresh start and without mods, then we need to try to validate your game files from fresh table.

- Exit Steam.
- Go to your Steam folder and remove folder named appcache.
- Go to your Documents > My Games > Skyrim folder
- Remove files Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini to other folder<- Extensions might not be visible.Do not delete INI-files, before Skyrim has generated new ones
- Remove all saves and try to start a completely new game.
- Close your computer.

- Start Steam. It will now inspect your games for new appcache folder.
- From Steam client Library view, right click the game.
- Select Properties > Local Files > Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
- If starting the game is succesfull, then you can permanently delete old INI-files.

*New Skyrim.ini will be created during game engine start.
*New SkyrimPrefs.ini will be created during gameplay start.
Ilja Jul 21 @ 11:47am 
Originally posted by DarkGhost:
"That one file is related to your graphic configurations. It will fail each and every time for everyone of us and has absolutely nohting to do with the stability of your game."

How are you able to fix this? Every time after verifying the cache, it will detetct card settings and adjust...I have no other mods in the folder besides what the Legendary edition comes with.

It is not a bug that needs to be fixed. It is more about Steam and less about your game. It does not reset your card settings, just detects the card again.
DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 12:06pm 
Tried what you said...nothing has worked, but thank you so much for your effort..I really don't understand. I uninstalled skyrim, deleted all the mod files in the data folder, deleted my saves under documents, and have turned off cloud sync. I went as far as reinstalling steam, thus deleting all games I had on my PC.
Ilja Jul 21 @ 12:28pm 
That is really strange. Only 2 possible things come to my mind.

TES5Edit

TES5Edit by ElminsterAU
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/25859/?

- When you open the program, just select everyhting from the list and click "OK." let it run, until the text "finished" appears.

- If it stops during the process, it has found a broken file and tell you what it is. Fix the problem and run it again.

- Always close the program from red X from right corner. You are not doing any changes right now. If it asks you to save something, select "No" and close the program.

- Run the application, until the Finish appears.

It is very much recommended that (once your game is working again) you will clean your master files with TES5Edit. It is easy and you can find Gopher's videos about it from the download page. Just remember tha validating files will remove those changes, so you will have to clean them again if you ever verify integrity of your game cache again. Takes few minutes.

If TES5Edit does not find the culprit, then try followign.

Skyrim full reinstall
Reinstalling Steam does not always move game folders, just Steam data. It is possible that you have some sort of old or broken patch file still in your Skyrim folder. Instead of completely wiping out Steam, I would completely wipe out Skyrim.

- From Steam client Library view, right click the game.

- Select Properties > Local Files > Delete Local Content.

- From ...SteamApps\Common -> Delete Skyrim folder

- From Documents > My Games ->Delete Skyrim folder.

- Use your favorite registery cleaner - f-ree version of CCleaner is recommended - to clean Skyrim entries from your computer.

- Reboot your computer after cleaning registry entries.

- Reinstall your game.

If using CCleaner (you can use what ever tool you are familiar with), everything else is usually safe to use for registry cleaning, except cleaning Unused Extensions. Doing that won't really hurt you, but may cause needles extra trouble.


CCleaner
https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
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DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 12:46pm 
Thank you for the recommendations, I do appreciate it! I am currently following the Skyrim Full reinstall proposed by you and after seeing a post about "Grimus' lil trouble-shooter" which says exactly what you said..I can only hope.
Ilja Jul 21 @ 12:49pm 
Grimus is a good guy. You can trust all advices that are coming from that direction.
DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 1:06pm 
IT WORKED!

For some reason heartfires DLC is now listed before dragonborn instead of after. I don't know if that had any effect.

Thanks so much for your continued effort once again...cannot stress how thankful I am.
Ilja Jul 21 @ 1:18pm 
I am glad that it worked. Let me give you one more suggestion. Download and install Unofficial Skyrim Patch for your main game and each of your DLCs. Links to DLC patches are included in this page.

Rember to use LOOT after installing them and always after installig another mod.

Unofficial Skyrim Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/19/?

If you wonder about if these mods are needed, then links to thier release notes can be found from this page. There are also alternative download sites listed, but I still recommend using Nexus and the Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) to get and manage them.

Tes5Mod:Unofficial Skyrim Patch
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tes5Mod:Unofficial_Skyrim_Patch

Have fun.
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DarkGhost Jul 21 @ 1:44pm 
Thanks for that suggestion, I was just using the mods of steam workshop. Are they compatible with LOOT and NMM in terms of loading? I know not to load two mods that may be incompatible, such as having Pure Weather and Climates of Tamriel at the same time.
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