Skyrim keeps crashing to the desktop without any messages or warnings. While it's unpredictable exactly when it will happen, I have noticed that every time it crashes, it's when I'm pressing the "R" key on my keyboard. You know, times such as when I'm drawing/sheathing a weapon, taking every item from a container, or making/improving/enchanting items. Any idea why this could be?
For clarification, it doesn't happen every time I press "R," nor does it seem to happen at any particular time or when doing a particular thing. Attempting to recreate the problem by repeatedly pressing "R" over and over again doesn't seem to cause it to happen; it's pretty much when I least expect it.
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Have you downloaded and installed all your latest drivers and the latest skyrim patches if there are any?
Also go into msconfig and disable unwanted programs so there isn't a heap of stuff running.
I tried going into MSConfig and disabling some stuff; so far, the CTD has yet to occur, but then again, it's entirely unpredictable, and I've only played Skyrim once after applying your advice. As far as I can tell, my drivers are all up to date.
One thing I have noticed recently, is I get a lot of crashes that are followed by a loss of connection to Steam, when playing Skyrim.
There is no loss of connection to Steam; if it wasn't clear before, the crash always occurs simultaneously with pressing the "R" key when it happens. That is, the game doesn't crash every time I press "R," but when it does, it's always the moment the "R" key is pressed. I doubt it has anything to do with mods... I'll post my mod list later just in case, but I can't right now, 'cause I'm in a bit of a hurry.