If i try opening it the game usually freezes up with me seeing the map but no symbols on it (looks kinda shadowy, sound is still working for a few seconds).
If I then press ctrl+alt+del in 70% of the cases I manage to open the task manager and kill TESV.exe before it locks up my computer. If that's the case I get a message from my graphics driver that it stopped working and has recovered.
If I am not able to open the task manager the sound usually gets stuck and my PC freezes up completely.
In some of my tries (maybe 1 out of 10 or 20) I got the afore mentioned glitch with the blackscreen and the stripes or just a blackscreen and one time I got a weird looking checkered screen (so just graphical screwups). If those happen the only thing I can do is forcible shutdown my computer and that's it. But as mentioned before this rarely happens.
This really only happens if I try to open the world map. Every other menu and everything else (running around zoning fighting everything works). The funniest part is if I go into a cave or something like that and I press 'M' to open the map it works without any problem but if I press 'L' to switch to the world map the before mentioned things happen. So it definitely is only the world map.
I tried reinstalling both the game and graphics device driver without any success. I also deleted all the .ini files, save games and so on to make it a "clean uninstall" as well as the registry fix. Additionally I tried downloading some map mods (like the full 3D map) without any change either.
My GFX card is Radeon HD 5970. I already tried every possible setting in the game option as well as in the CCC and even disabling Crossfire without any success. Nothing seems to make sense seeing as it was running before for days without any hiccups whatsoever and suddenly it crashed and now I have a persisting unfixable problem with exactly one aspect of the game...
Edited by haljordan, 30 November 2011 - 03:41 PM.