Kask Daxxe Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:50pm
Black Screen Computer Crash
Occasionally Skyrim will just turn black, and my computer has to be restarted. Nothing seems to trigger it, it will just randomly cut out. Anyone know how to fix it?
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Ephedrine Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
I also have that problem please help
The Rock God Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
You can't even alt-tab out, or open Task Manager?
Ephedrine Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
nope screen turns black and nothing exept the restartbutton works

note: i have no mod or something like that installed, just the normal game
stabbykitteh Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
Are you using the latest audio and video drivers for your system? If not try updating.
The Rock God Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
Does the sound stop too? Or does it keep playing after the screen goes black?
Last edited by The Rock God; Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:20pm
Kask Daxxe Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
Originally posted by stabbykitteh:
Are you using the latest audio and video drivers for your system? If not try updating.
I'll try that.
Kask Daxxe Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
Originally posted by bu_chengshi:
Does the sound stop too? Or does it keep playing after the screen goes black?
It plays for a couple of seconds, then stops.
Maselko Feb 1, 2013 @ 2:42am 
What graphics card do you have?
Yoda McStabalot Feb 1, 2013 @ 5:07am 
I had it too, I needed a cold restart every time and after a search I found that it was caused by the autosaves. Every time a loading screen started it autosaved afterwards so I unchecked autosave in the options (think there are 3 if i can remember) and now it works like a charm.
Remember to manually save often though.
Hope it helps, cheers
Kask Daxxe Feb 1, 2013 @ 7:10am 
Originally posted by Yoda:
I had it too, I needed a cold restart every time and after a search I found that it was caused by the autosaves. Every time a loading screen started it autosaved afterwards so I unchecked autosave in the options (think there are 3 if i can remember) and now it works like a charm.
Remember to manually save often though.
Hope it helps, cheers

I'll try this immediatly, I save with the console all the time anyway, thanks!
Kask Daxxe Feb 1, 2013 @ 8:37am 
It appears to be working now, thank you very much! :D
Kask Daxxe Feb 1, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Ok, has statred crashing again, but the autosave being gone seems to have made it take longer before crashing.
Ephedrine Feb 1, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
Same with my game
Yoda McStabalot Feb 2, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=87144366

It's quote of J6M his post, dunno if it helps.
If not maybe your graphic card isn't supported. Does it have enough memory and do you have enough RAM? Have you checked your gamefiles to see if some are missing/corrupt? (right click skyrim-properties-local files-cache integrity)
Does the crash occur in certain environments, after loading screen,...? You can play windowed mode to be able to check your task manager(ctrl+alt+delete) at the same time to check performance (sometimes your CPU will be hanging at 100%) and check the usage of memory (RAM)
If u can locate the problem you can search the FAQ's.
Lowering your screen size and set everything on low might be a good start to see if the problem is caused by anything graphical.
Tealus Feb 2, 2013 @ 7:26pm 
It's a known issue that just happens every once in a while. What I do is have one button on my gamer keyboard macroed to launch the following.

taskkill /F /IM TESV*

That should force close skyrim, if your computer isn't completely frozen.
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