I recently reformatted my computer as I was getting tired of all the stuff I had installed, and also re-installed Skyrim.
I downloaded a bunch of mods right off the bat basically. Bunch of different stuff like Apachii Hair, Ashen race, official DLC high tex pack, better meshes, Wars in Skyrim, etc, bunch of stuff.
Anyway, I'm experiencing seemingly random CTD' and BSoDs. They've happened in the middle of a field outside, in whiterun, in a cave, in Riverwood, basically everywhere and seemingly random.
Odd things happen after Skyrim CTD's. What I mean by that is other programs don't work either, for example:
I usually have MSI Afterburner open just so I can look at the graphs of GPU temperature and stuff afterward, and after Skyrim CTD's all the data in the graphs kind of.....comes and goes. Like one second it will be there, for a few seconds then it will disappear for a few seconds and come back - at seemingly random intervals.
Google Chrome will not launch. If I try to launch it it gives me like 3 or 4 error messages of the same error message saying it failed to launch.
If I try to reload Skyrim it fails to launch as well. I'm forced to Reboot my computer to get everything working again.
Due to this, I believe when the game is CTD it must be some kind of Driver problem? Am I going in the right direction by thinking that? I've checked Event Viewer every time I've CTD and there is no event recorded at all. Nothing in Application or System sections.
When I get BSoD there is nothing in the BSoD itself that would indicate what caused the problem. Of course, in Event Viewer I when I get a BSoD I have a Critical failure there but it doesn't indicate what file is the problem either.
I've been systematically disabling mods one by one and playing Skyrim in between to see if I still get BSoD and CTD issues. So far I haven't come across the culprit yet, IF it is even a mod that's causing it and not some underlying thing. The last one I just disabled was a Shadow Striping Fix mod which seemed to give me the most playtime thus far, though it could be by sheer luck as I've previously stated the time frames that I've been able to play have varied greatly.
System is as follows:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
MSI GTX460 SLI
Phenom II X4 965 Quad Core
nVidia 296.10 Driver (Newest)
I don't know what to do...
Edited by naossoan, 29 March 2012 - 12:52 AM.