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Skyrim infinite loading screen

Are you bothered by Skyrim infinite loading screen when you try to play the game after you install it? It could be really annoying, but don’t worry. There are some fixes provided by MiniTool Software. You can try them one by one until the game runs currently.

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Skyrim is an action role-playing video game. It has been released to critical acclaim for the character advancement and settings. What’s more, it is considered to be one of the greatest video games, which attracts more and more users to download and play the game.

However, users who have just installed the game or who have added new mods report that Skyrim infinite loading screen appears and they cannot play the game because of this loading screen.

If you have the same problem, you can try the following fixes to solve it.

Fix 1: Change Memory Allocation

How to fix Skyrim infinite loading screen?

Skyrim infinite loading screen error could happen because of memory shortage. To solve the problem, you can configure the SafetyLoad config file to set SaftyLoad to work in loading screen. Here is how to do it.

Tip: Before you try this solution, please make sure you have installed SKSE (Skyrim Script Extender). If you haven’t installed it, you can download it from website: Stem SKSE page.

Step 1: Press Win + E to open File Explorer. Then navigate to the file Skyrim\data\SKSE\Plugins\SafetyLoad.ini. You can find it in the location where you install Skyrim.

Step 2: Double-click SafetyLoad.ini to open the file. Then change the value EnableOnlyLoading from false to true. It should be shown as “EnableOnlyLoading = true”.

Step 3: Save and close the file.

Then you can run Skyrim again to check if Skyrim infinite loading screen error has been fixed.

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Fix 2: Update Your Device Drivers

Outdated or faulty drivers may also be responsible for infinite loading screen in Skyrim. So, you might be able to fix Skyrim infinite loading screen by updating your device drivers.

Step 1: Right-click Start menu and select Device Manager.

Tip: Since you don’t know which driver is problematic, you might need to update all the drivers one by one.

Step 2: Double-click a device category to open the list.

Step 3: Now right-click the device you want to update and select Update driver.

click Update driver

Step 4: In the pop-up window, click Search automatically for updated driver software. Then follow the instructions to finish the process. Restart the computer to make the changes to take effect.

Once your computer restart, you can launch Skyrim and check if the problem “Skyrim infinite loading screen” disappears.

Tip: If Device Manager doesn’t find any available updates, you can update device drivers by updating Windows.

Fix 3: Reinstall Skyrim

You can also fix the problem by reinstalling Skyrim. Let’s uninstall it first.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel.

Step 2: Select View by Category from the upper right corner. Then click Uninstall a program.

click Uninstall a program

Step 3: Right-click the game and select Uninstall. Then follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.

Once the operation is completed, you can visit the official website of Skyrim and download and install it. Then run the game to check if the problem is fixed.

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Another reason for infinite loading screen error in Skyrim should be mod conflict.

If you have installed multiple mods, you can uninstall them one by one. After uninstalling each mod, you can run Skyrim and see if the problem is solved. If you find the game runs properly after uninstalling a certain mod, you might be unable to use that mod.

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