My skyrim is stuck on loading screen!!

    • Level   2
    So I got the game for Christmas, and WAS extremely addicted for about 12 hours. I absolutely love the game, but the other day when I tried loading it up for my girlfriend to play, the game was stuck on loading screen. I've tried everything from installing, clearing cache, uninstalling, deleting saves, and I've even tried just waiting for it to load but after letting it sit for 5 hours, I just turned it off. I'm wondering if it's the disc or it's the Xbox. Please help ASAP!
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    • Level   8

    Are you trying the same save all the time?

    I had a similar problem. The game always froze when entering the ratway vaults.

    I had to load an earlier save that was made before the freezing started then enter the vaults. Once I entered the vaults with the old save  I reloaded the save I was having the freezes with then tried entering the vaults again and this time it worked. It stopped freezing.

     

    • Level   2

    No I have tried multiple different saves. You think I need to return it and get a new disc?

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    • Level   8

    BMX HAWK

    No I have tried multiple different saves. You think I need to return it and get a new disc?

    Have you tried visiting the same area that causes the freeze with a new character?

    Could be the corruption happened long ago so is now in all your saves.

    You say you already tried everything else like clearing the cache so returning the disc may be the best option especially if it happens with a new character

     

    • Level   7

    This happens on this game as well as the Fallout titles. To fix, do the following.

    1. Load up the game and select to start a new game.

    2. Let the game start and when you're in the opening cinimatic where you're in the cart being taken to Helgen, as soon as you can, bring up the menu and load your stuck save game from inside your new game.

    For some reason, this normally fixes it and the game will load from inside your new game. I believe it's a problem with something that sticks in the games cache (not the consoles) that is cleared by starting a new game. Give it a shot and see if that helps you.

    Good luck!

    • Level   7

    try installing it to your hard drive

    • Level   1

    We have been having the same difficulty today when we tried going back to our Lvl 7 character....so, we cleared the cache; downloaded the patch and are now in the process of using this trick... we at least got the game to load...but our saved game was not showing as an option...so we quit, and then tried to upload the saved game - we only have one of the saved games in our list as we deleted the others thinking we didn't need them

     

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    • Level   5

    Word of warning: NEVER turn off the console without quitting to the main menu. It will corrupt the save and make the game laggy. I fixed it by creating a new save, hitting the wait button to create an autosave over the corrupted file, quitting, and then restarting from the autosave. The game worked fine afterwards. It also helps to not be in action (pulling a bowstring, smithing, shouting, etc.) when you save your game. Also, saving in graphic-intensive environments, such as falmer dungeons, can cause problems. It really comes down to the amount of data your xbox can process at a time. Good luck!

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    • Level   8

    PIX3L83D 3VIL

    Word of warning: NEVER turn off the console without quitting to the main menu. 

    This is good advice for all games. Not just Skyrim.

    As most games have some sort of auto-save it would be quite easy to switch off the console while auto saving causing corruption.

    With Skyrim there is also the cache and as the game may be constantly writing to the cache, switching off could possibly  corrupt the cache which could possibly cause problems

     

    • Level   5

    Try asking whats wrong, make sure its at Game stop,they usually know

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    • Level   5

    I have had this happen so i just decided my file was corrupt and just started over and thanks for the info darth lama and pix3l83d 3vil

    • Level   1

    I tried starting over and reloading and it worked thanks a lot darth lama

    • Level   7

    ntrdame10

    I tried starting over and reloading and it worked thanks a lot darth lama

    No problem man, I'm glad it worked!

    • Level   1

    All of this was very helpful information, ive had my loading screen sitting here for a good 10 mins now without it loading at all. My game save must have got corrupted like you guys said, Ive been playing as a Khajiit in my first darkbrotherhood contract quest and everytime i was on my way to markarth with it was on foot or horseback it would freeze when i got close, i even went all the way back to a town were i could take a carrage there and it froze up on the loading screen as i said. Im going to take all this info you guys posted and put it to work, hope it does work. Thanks :)

    • Level   8

    Glad you got it to work, but I'd recommend clearing your game cache (different from system cache).  I really wish a mod would sticky this, as I'v had problems several times with freezes and lag since this, but every time I just clear the cache and it works fine for several days:

    forums.xbox.com/.../173057.aspx