Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Skyrim Game Crash--Tips to Fix Skyrim Problem

Skyrim is one of the most popular games played worldwide. The reports of Skyrim game crash have doubled in the recent period. This article goes through the easy and trouble-free steps used to fix this problem and play the game without interruptions.
  1. Upgrade Hardware and Software
  2. Upgrade Device Drivers
  3. Disable Windows Defender
  4. Clean the Skyrim Registry Entries
  5. Close Unnecessarily Running Programs
Upgrade Hardware and Software
First of all, make sure that you have installed all the necessary hardware to fix Skyrim game crash. Your computer must have at least 2 GB of RAM, Intel Dual Core 2 GHz processor, 512 MB Graphics Card, a sound card that supports DirectX and minimum 6 GB of free hard disk space. An internet connection is also required during the Steam activation process.
Along with the hardware update task, make it sure that you’re using Windows 7, Vista or XP operating system and you have installed the latest version of Microsoft DirectX.

Upgrade Device Drivers
You might know that Skyrim cannot run with outdated versions of device drivers. If you’re not updating the device drivers on a regular basis and not installing their latest releases, then there’s no surprise why Skyrim random crash.
The solution is simple. At least once a week, do update your device drivers. Download a Driver Scanner and install it on your computer. Start the actual process when you’re done.

Also see a video which contains useful tips to fix Skyrim Game Crash

Disable Windows Defender
Windows Defender is an anti-spyware program which is a built-in feature of the latest versions of Microsoft Windows. It has the ability to search and prevent spyware attacks and remove them, if any.
The Skyrim game crash problem arises when Windows Defender is running in background. It runs in background without knowledge and even without notifying you. Sometimes, it does automatic scans as well.
  1.  Click Start, point to All Programs and click Windows Defender.
  2. Click Tools icon on the top of the window.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Deselect the box namely Automatically scan my computer.
  5. On the left panel, click Real-Time Protection tab.
  6. Deselect the following boxes:
    1. Use Real-Time Protection
    2. Scan programs that run on my computer
  7. Click Save button to accept the new changes.

Clean Skyrim Registry Entries
The Skyrim settings and options are stored in a separate registry hive. This information is accessed and modified time by time. Skyrim game crash occurs when this information becomes broken. Delete those entries which contain incorrect data and misleading information. Download a Registry Cleaner and perform a full scan now.

Close Unnecessarily Running Programs
Before you run Skyrim, close all the programs using their Taskbar icons. Additionally, end all the services which run unnecessarily in background using a Services Optimizer program.

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