Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Skyrim Blue Screen

Users often complain that Skyrim crashes with Blue Screen of Death. This problem occurs due to several technical reasons; some of them are discussed in this article.

1. Delete Faulty INI Files

2. Delete Faulty Registry Entries

3. Delete Temporary Files

4. Disable Firewall Protection

5. Disable Skyrim from DEP

6. Do a Driver Update Check-Up

Delete Faulty INI Files

The INI file format is a standard for configuration files for some application software. Skyrim uses INI files to store its settings and levels related information.

In your cases, the INI files created by Skyrim can be changed such that they contain wrong information. Delete all the faulty INI Files to fix Skyrim Blue Screen.

1. Exit Skyrim.

2. Click Start | Documents.

3. Double click: My Games | Skyrim.

4. With the help of Shift key of your key-board, select all the .ini files. Press Delete key of your key board.

Delete Faulty Registry Entries

Skyrim configurations are also stored in the system registry database. If some of these registry entries are missing or some contain false information, Skyrim BSOD problem happens.

Registry clean-up is required. Just start a full registry scan using a Registry Cleaner such as Reginout. As long as new errors are found, fix them by clicking an appropriate button.

Delete Temporary Files

The files stored in the Skyrim temporary directories can be corrupt. Completely delete all the temporary files to fix this error.

1. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk CleanUp.

2. Select a disk drive where the game is installed, usually drive C.

3. Click OK.

Disable Firewall Protection

The firewall program you are using can be preventing Skyrim from running properly. Disable the firewall protection.

1. Click Start | Control Panel.

2. Click System and Security | Windows Firewall.

3. On the left hand side, click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off option.

4. Turn Windows Firewall off, and click OK | Close.

Disable Skyrim from DEP

DEP stands for Data Execution Prevention. Skyrim crash occurs if DEP is preventing it from running. Do the steps given below to fix Skyrim Blue Screen.

1. Right-click My Computer icon on your desktop, and select Properties.

2. In the new page, click Advanced System Settings.

3. Click Advanced tab.

4. Click Settings under Performance frame.

5. Click Data Execution Prevention tab.

6. Select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select > add Skyrim executable file, and click OK | OK.

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