Fix Not Starting, Errors and Lags in Skyrim Special Edition

The Skyrim Special Edition is out now. However, some players complain about errors, crashes and the game not starting problem. In this guide we show you the most common Skyrim SE problems and how to fix them.

Skyrim SE Does Not Start, Freezes In The Load Screen and Shows A Black Screen

If your Skyrim Special Edition does not start, it can have several causes. Accordingly, there are various solutions. So try the following:

- System Requirements: Have you ever check whether your PC meets the necessary system specs for Skyrim Special Edition? If not, this can be the reason that the game crashes all the time.


Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
12 GB free HDD space
Nvidia GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB


Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
12 GB free HDD space
Nvidia GTX 780 3 GB /AMD R9 290 4 GB

- Graphics Card: You can also eliminate many errors by updating your graphics card driver, depending on the manufacture AMD or NVIDIA, you can download the latest driver for your Graphic Card from their official websites. In addition, it may be helpful to set the launcher and the game itself to "maximum performance" in the respective system control of your graphics card.

- Missing .dll: If the Skyrim SE is not starting for you, then try to start the game from the launcher out in the game directory. Make a right click on Skyrim SE in your Steam library, go to "Local Files" and search through them. If an error message indicates that a .dll file is missing, then most likely you need to uninstall Visual C ++ and install the latest version to fix the problem.

- Too Many Mods: The console can cause crashes and Not Starting problems with Skyrim SE if you have downloaded too many mods. Although some games now support the Mod, it is even more limited than on the PC, where, better modifications are possible. If you have many mods installed on the Xbox One and the Skyrim Special Edition does not start, then you should remove them all. Delete the reserved memory under the "Manage game" option. If you have this problem also on the PS4, then you have to unfortunately uninstall the entire game and re-download. You should not download more than 10 mods.

Even the uninstall of Skyrim SE and reinstalling can help eliminate problems. However, most of the time, the problem is deeper. For some players, the game is no longer freeze after they have their anti-virus program disabled.

Skyrim SE Crashes

If the Skyrim SE crashes, then you should try the following solutions:

- Restart: The first step to fixing both the game does not start or crashes is to restart of your computer.

- Check Your Mods: This should namely not use scripts or are dependent on other mods that utilize scripts. In addition, it is important in which order you load the mods, because some in turn need others as a prerequisite to work. And these prerequisite modifications must be loaded first at the start of the game, otherwise Skyrim SE can crash.

- Change Language: For some players it has helped, simple language in Skyrim.ini (This is a configuration file) to change. Use the path C: \ Users \ (username) \ Documents \ My Games \ Skyrim and set the language to English, since Skyrim SE does not come with all languages.

Can I Use My Save Games From The Original Skyrim?

Yes, you can use your savegames that you have from the original Skyrim, in Special Edition. Your only need the files with your old savegames from C: \ Users \ (username) \ Documents \ My Games \ Skyrim to C: \ Users \ (username) copy \ Documents \ My Games \ Skyrim Special Edition. However, this may work only for unmodified savegames.

Problems With The Audio File

So it seems like the quality of the audio file has been highly compressed, resulting in a poor sound. From a previous .wav format audio files have now changed to a .xwm format. This is what both Xbox-One players and PC gamers feel. Are you affected by the problem, you must unfortunately wait until the new patch fixes the sound issue.

FPS Problems And Lags with Skyrim SE

It may happen (especially with Nvidia graphics cards) that Skyrim SE utilizes the integrated graphics card of your processor, instead of the more powerful dedicated graphics card. In your NVIDIA Control Panel, click "Manage 3D Settings" and then add under the Preferences "Skyrim SE" and change the setting of the preferred graphics processor of "Integrated graphics" on "NVIDIA high-performance processor".

Your performance also improves if you disable your G-Sync - If you have a monitor that is capable of such a performance. Otherwise your V-Sync turns off. This also removes the stuttering and Lags. G-Sync is the improved variant of the general technology V-Sync (for Nvidia). AMD calls this incident Freesync.

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