JackTheTelford Jun 20, 2013 @ 2:41pm
Quicksave crashing
I'm damn sure this has been asked before, but my copy has been crashing to desktop whenever I quicksave. I've turned off the few mods I have installed (about 20 all together), and it's only a very recent occurance, literally started happening today (bought over a year ago). Verified the files and what not and no idea what to do next, any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Tears of Blood Jun 20, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
It is probably not mods. Does this happen when you save manually?

I really have no idea what would make it crash only during a quicksave. We may need more information.
JackTheTelford Jun 20, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
I haven't tried manual saving yet, just F5 quicksaving as far as I know. Not sure what other info to give, I'm not in a dungeon or cave at the moment of gameplay, just in the wilderness.
Tears of Blood Jun 20, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
Well, try a manual save, then get back to me. I'll try to look up a solution.
JackTheTelford Jun 20, 2013 @ 2:57pm 
manual saving seems to work, in fact quicksaving seems to work all of a sudden too. Pretty suspicious about it so I'm not holding my breath, however I will continue to test it out and see how it goes. Cheers
Tears of Blood Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
Okay. I'll check back later in case it starts happening again.

Remember, whenever having problems with the game crashing, first thing you should do is make sure that your computer isn't working too hard. Try letting your computer rest for at least 15 mins by shutting it down. After that, if it continues, you should check to see if there are any other things that could be causing the crash. If nothing seems out of place to you, then it's time to ask for help.
JackTheTelford Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
actually on that subject, my laptop does seem to huff n puff alot, fan goes fast and gets pretty warm whenever I play this game, and in fact quite alot of games. I run the game on medium settings to keep it easy on my machine, but the game reckons my laptop can handle Very High graphics which I'm nervous about. Don't know if you know much about PC specs, so any advice on that side would be awesome too! (Sony Vaio, Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz. RAM: 8.00 GB) thanks yet again
Tears of Blood Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
Here's the problem, your laptop, like many laptops, likes to overheat. You probably don't keep it in a nice open space for it to vent properly. Even if you do, it will just get hot and its safety features will kick in. You just can't do much about it besides keep it in a cool place. You may be able to buy peripherals to help, but I've never seen any for sale.

Your computer specs are actually pretty good, though. You didn't tell me what GPU you use, so I can't say for 100% certain, but your processor is pretty good, 8 GB of RAM should be fine. Go ahead and turn up your graphics settings. It can't hurt that much, just turn them back down if it can't handle it. In addition to that, just let your laptop cool, then play the game at a desk away from any other heat sources. Maybe in the basement if you have a very cool one like I do.

I run an Intel i7 Ivy Bridge 3770K, a GTX 670 (switching it out for a 780 ASAP), and 16 GB of RAM, and I can run Skyrim on its absolute highest settings over 60 FPS.
Last edited by Tears of Blood; Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:21pm
JackTheTelford Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
well that's good to know, thanks alot! (not computer savvy at all, you clearly know more about this then I do).
Tears of Blood Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:38pm 
I built my own computer. ;] That said, I don't know everything. I may be totally wrong about your laptop overheating, because I would imagine that shouldn't affect it. I am just using the info you're giving me to take a wild guess.

Anyway, you seem like a good guy. You can add me on Steam if you want and if you have any more problems you can message me whenever.
wowszer Jun 20, 2013 @ 5:52pm 
You could also use a Usb laptop cooling pad. It might help. Just a few fans powered by usb port. Don't play Skyrim on laptop, but have used it on other electonics and does help keep things cooler.
Jin Mar 18 @ 12:32pm 
I've had the same problem for ages now, tried reinstalling the game, the mods and duplicating/moving/deleting/copying save files. Everytime I quicksaved I would crash. Then I turned off the steam cloud sync for Skyrim. Not a problem since.
KHALLKRAWLER Oct 16 @ 5:03pm 
What Jin suggested worked for me. I can confirm that it was the Steam Cloud Sync causing the instant crashes. Exact steps: In game library, rightclick Skyrim, click Properties, Updates tab,untick "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
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