Sorry for the gloomy title, but man... two days already trying to fix this to no avail. Anyway, the problem is that everytime I run skse_loader.exe, the Skyrim window appears normally but, after some seconds of black screen, I'm greeted by the "Skyrim stopped working" Windows crash message. So, not your common load order or memory CTD. Before that, I played some Special Edition for, what, two days? Then decided to come back to good ol' Oldrim and... crash. Let me tell you what i've been doing:
Just to make sure that it wasn't the load order, I opened up TESVEdit and loaded my entire load order in there. No problems. My SKSE.ini is in order, the memory tweaks are there. I do use ENB, let's remove it and... baam! Skyrim loaded fine. Figured it had something to do with the d3d9.dll after some more testing, which means the problem is DirectX related. Then it started the Google research time.
After reading countless topics here and on Steam Forums, most people that had problems with the d3d9.dll needed to re-run the DirectX wizard included in the Skyrim main folder. Re-runned that, runned the game, still crashing. Then I downloaded the web installer - installed that, still crashing. So I downloaded the end-user runtime, installed it, and the game still crashed. "No problem", I thinked ot myself as I resetted my machine to enter safe mode and install those DirectX files in there. Did that... the game still crashed. Saw somewhere that third-parties softwares that hook DirectX to monitor or overlay may cause conflicts with ENB. So I uninstalled GeForce Experience and disabled the Steam Overlay (don't have any more programs with overlay) and the game still crashed.
And thus, I started WTF-ing. And did some common troubleshooting not DirectX related:
Tried the injector version of ENB: crash. Tweaked ENBLocal (which was running fine before, but who knows...): crash. Re-installed SKSE and plugins: crash. Checked the integrity of archives in Steam (and then cleaned the masters): crash.
Yeah. You get the idea. I started then backtracking and trying to remember the things that I did in the two days I was playing SSE. I remembered I installed my GPU driver, but that was only it. Didn't do anything that could harm my game or anything. Haven't tried to switch back the driver, might do that in a bit...
So, anyway, here's my load-order: