What is your hardware configuration and what OS are you running. Please keep in mind that Skyrim is tightly linked to Steam. If you lose contact with the Steam server, Skyrim goes down. I am playing it also btw. Steam sometimes kicks out and poof there I am back at my desktop. Try to save often (F5) so you never lose progress. A short power outage or spike might cause you modem or router to reset. If it happens during the game...guess what...lol. AMD has hotfix drivers for the game. The game is not very GPU demanding, it places more stress on the CPU.