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Skyrim won't start

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Last response: in PC Gaming
March 31, 2012 3:07:51 AM


Everytime I try to click on the start button on the skyrim launcher, the game crashes. I get this message :

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: TESV.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4f6c9333
Fault Module Name: aticfx32.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4f59922d
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00022bb4
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 4105
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

I just changed my gpu from 2 9800 gtx to a hd 7850.

I tried re-installing the game

I tried to lower sound quality

I tried verifying the integrity

Could play fine before the switch.

Any idea?


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March 31, 2012 3:29:27 AM


I just uninstalled the Application profile and it worked ....

Best solution

March 31, 2012 3:29:37 AM

Did you uninstall the nVidia drivers and install the AMD drivers?

Other than that I can't think of anything.
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March 31, 2012 2:36:41 PM

Best answer selected by goombaxiv.
April 11, 2012 3:38:32 PM

hey hey i have exactly the same problem, even the same crash message, but i never changed my gpu.

what do you mean with application profile? the application profile of your graphic drivers or is this something from steam?

i also could play it any time, then i stopped playing it for a month I think and have had these pixel problems, so i deleted all my mods, because I thought it comes from their and did a clean reinstall (deleted skyrim.ini, cleared mod and instalation folder, regestry clean). Nothing worked, then I heard it is because of 12.3 catalyst and installed 12.1.
Since here skyrim doesn't start anymore, like in goombaxiv's case, exact the same crash message. I also tried it with the lower the sound to cd or dvd quality nothing worked.

so what exactly do you mean with application profile?
January 22, 2013 2:48:17 PM

I am having exactly the same problem,

and the same question as mrTambourineMan, what is an application profile, and how to delete it?

Really it would be a great help, there are a lot of other applications having the same problem, but until now this is the first treat i find with solved, so if you could explain the solution your ace!