Error Fixes for The Error Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition PC- Black Screen, Crash, Lag Fix

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the most successful games ever released to PC. It was released worldwide in November 2011 for PC and consoles. It received overwhelmingly positive reviews everywhere in the market. The developers, after 5 years, have made an attempt to release the special edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is literally the exact same game but with few addons like mastered art effects and few other Gameplay details.  In this Error Fix guide for  The Error Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, we put in detail, the list of workarounds and fixes for various issues, errors and bugs that are encountered while installing The Error Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on Microsoft Windows.


Firstly, let’s have a look at the system requirements before moving further.


    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
    • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
    • Storage: 12 GB available space


    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
    • Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
    • Storage: 12 GB available space

Error Fixes in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

# Game Doesn’t Start Fix:

First of all make sure that you have downloaded the game files completely. To do this, verify the integrity of Game cache files. To do this,

  1. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  2. Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache

# Unable to Find the INI File Fix:

Although there’s no sure shot fix for this issue, we recommend you to once again install the game by disabling your anti-virus.

# The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special edition Stucks on Loading screen:

Here are few workarounds that you might wanna try to solve this error.

  • Firstly, make sure that you have updated the drivers of your GPU. Follow this guide for more help.
  • Find the exe file of the game and run the game as administrator. This helped for few people.

# Game crashes on Startup Fix:

Crashes are quite annoying as they pop up just after hours of hardwork ( downloading and installing the game.). Generally, crashes can be encountered due to several reasons. And obviously, most of them are related to drivers. So, it is always recommended to update all the drivers on your PC. This can be time consuming. So, we recommend you to use Driver Scanner, a tool that updates all the drivers on your PC by one click. Just follow the instructions given below to get this done

  • Go here
  • Now, click on “scan for drivers”
  • It’ll prompt you to download the Driver scanner.
  • Install it and scan your PC using it.
  • From the results, you can update the drivers by one click.

#  Lag and Low FPS issues in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Fix:

The requirements for this game are huge as the developers made several enhancements to the actual game. It wants a high performing Gig from your side. So, first of all, upgrade your PC right away if you are still on a low end PC. Here are few Graphics cards that we recommend for you.

Also try these workarounds for tweaking up your FPS a little.

  • Set high priority to the game in Task Manager.
  • In the Nvidia control panel> Manage 3D settings, set power management mode to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
  • End all the background tasks that are running while playing the game.
  • You can also take the help of Software like Razor Game booster, Swiftshader etc.

Also, you can try making changes to the configuration file. It can be found at

My documents/My games/Game folder/skyrimprefs.ini

Now, you need to make the following change in the file using notepad

bUse64bitsHDRRenderTarget=0 to bUse64bitsHDRRenderTarget=1

# Black-screen on Startup Fix: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Once again, this issue is also related to the drivers. Display drivers, to be precise. So, just update the drivers and check whether the game is working or not. However, you might have to make a clean install of the drivers to solve this error. So, we suggest you to use driver scanner to update the drivers.

# Error 0xc000007b in Skyrim SE fix:

This issue is related to the Microsoft Visual C++ software. You might be running on an older version of it. So, check for the latest version on the official Microsoft website, install it and restart your computer.

If you have any more issues that aren’t mentioned here, you can leave your comments below so that we can help.


  • Sebastian C. Bak

    Hi it’s still balck screen for me even do i have the newest drivers for my nvidia 965m gpu the update 375.70! Will there be a fix?

    • Sebastian Cedbak Bak.


  • Tyler Lloyd

    After an hour of play on Xbox one my screen went black. I can still hear and see my crosshairs and even move around but it’s basically like my character is completely blind. I have to power cycle my Xbox to fix this as every time this happened as it carries across saves.

  • Ettore Manzari

    error d3dx9_dll file?

    • Normando Silva

      directx install it

  • Just me

    Mine says it’s running in steam but the game never comes up on the desktop. If I try to close steam it says I must first exit Skyrim in order to close Steam. Everything indicates the game is running as it should except for the fact it will not load to desktop. My drivers for the GTX 1060 are up to date and the game verify’s through steam. Anyone else having this issue?

    • Daniel Miller

      Same issue here cant find a fix its really irritating cause i played the game for a few minutes then quit to change the graphics down to reduce lag and when i tryed to play it, it did this

  • James Buchheit

    I’m having a very weird graphical glitch, the characters, dragons, horses, everything that can move basically is lit up like a disco ball, has these white and grey patches moving all along them. No matter what I do I cannot fix it for the life of me. I tried disabling vsync, turning graphics to max, turning graphics to min, and everything in between, messing with the shadow settings, turning anti a off, all that….

    If anyone has a fix for me please e-mail me, pleeeeeasssseeee..

    Thaaaanks 🙂

    • ventedheart365

      Same Issue, been working on a fix for days now. SOme people have had success with opening the nvidia control pannel>manage 3d settings> add skyrim se to the list>set to high performance under preferred graphics processor.

      this didnt work for me, but some people have had sucess with it.