The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Greg Oct 28, 2012 @ 6:00am
error code 51
when i started up skyrim it said error code 51 is there anyway to fix this f@#$ing error
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Aleitheo Oct 28, 2012 @ 7:14am 
Google brought this up;

This error code is unique to Steam's version of Skyrim, and for the most part, it's a pretty quick fix. We have two simple solutions -- assuming you haven't installed any mods that play with root files, one of the two should work for you. If they don't, it may be time to ask us below or to re-install Skyrim (just back up your save files).

1. Launch SkyrimLauncher.exe directly.

Navigate to the Skyrim install folder (C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim).
Launch SkyrimLauncher.exe from this folder.

2. "Verify the integrity of game cache."

Open your Steam Library tab.
Right-click on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and select Properties.
Click on the 'Local Files' tab.
Click 'Verify Integrity of Game Cache..."
Allow the verification and potential re-download to commence. You'll know it worked if it found a corrupt file and fixed it automatically.

If neither of these works, you may have a rogue .dll or strange setting that is residual from a failed mod attempt. Try deleting d3d9.dll and re-verify the game's cache.
Greg Oct 29, 2012 @ 1:00am 
can we use nvidia ver 285.85
bobczes Oct 29, 2012 @ 2:10am 
Nvidia 285.85 is a version of a graphics card driver. It is an older driver version and most likely can be used. You will suffer diminished performance. Every new driver version is an upgrade to enhance performance and stability. Here is a web page which will explain this.

And you can find current drivers here.

If you have a laptop the rules change. Most Mfg. companies want you to use drivers downloaded from their site. They are specific to the hardware needs of that laptop, but it's often not a required or preferred method.
Greg Oct 29, 2012 @ 4:06am 
i tryed veryfing the intergrity of game cache and ive tryed to launching skyrim from the launch skyrim.exe but it gave me this error '3:0000065432 so help?
Last edited by Greg; Oct 29, 2012 @ 4:22am
bobczes Oct 29, 2012 @ 4:08am 
Your are asking very nonrelated questions in relation to your original problem.
bobczes Oct 29, 2012 @ 4:36am 
Try right clicking the Skyrim launcher exe. in the Skyrim folder and running as administrator.
Greg Oct 29, 2012 @ 6:44am 
nvm it works thanks bro
Cancerous Bread Dec 31, 2012 @ 2:04am 
Hi, I encountered the same problem and I've tried the steps but still no solution to it. Please help.
Greg Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:20pm 
did you try to update your video card
Cancerous Bread Jan 1, 2013 @ 4:53am 
im using a GEFORCE video card. It's a newly bought computer CPU.
Melitea-{MLT} Jan 28, 2013 @ 11:20am 
I have the same problem and done all of the above, to the letter, any other suggestions?

I also send a help thingy to steam today, and crossing my fingers I am waiting for a reply, but if I could fix it before then it would be nice.
Greg Jan 31, 2013 @ 5:55am 
did you update your video driver?
Melitea-{MLT} Feb 1, 2013 @ 10:03am 
Greg Feb 1, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
did you meet the requirements and try to launch it directly from skyrim.exe
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Date Posted: Oct 28, 2012 @ 6:00am
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