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Skyrim crashes to Desktop randomly, seems to be related to "R" key

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June 9, 2013 8:43:39 AM

Hello,
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.
June 9, 2013 11:56:46 AM

Skyrim just occasionally crashes as far as I've seen. It could be related to mods though.
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June 10, 2013 3:53:06 AM

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.
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June 10, 2013 7:19:23 AM

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.
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June 10, 2013 8:28:45 AM

seogoat said:
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.

bystander said:
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.
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June 10, 2013 8:35:59 AM

You cannot know if the mod has anything to do with it until you play without mods. There may also be a problem with a patch of the game.
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