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Windows 7: Skyrim will not install (Steam)

03 Mar 2012   #21
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Squid View Post
Try shutting down all of your logitech software before attempting to launch the game. Let it go through the DirectX install and launch the game (I know it sounds silly but apparently there are conflicts with some logitech software). I had the same problem with RAGE. Once it went through the install I restarted and everything was fine. Hopefully this will help you as well.
This is going to sound silly but, how exactly do I "shut down" all my Logitech software? I didn't see any thing in Set Point for "shutting it down."


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03 Mar 2012   #22
Squid

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Squid View Post
Try shutting down all of your logitech software before attempting to launch the game. Let it go through the DirectX install and launch the game (I know it sounds silly but apparently there are conflicts with some logitech software). I had the same problem with RAGE. Once it went through the install I restarted and everything was fine. Hopefully this will help you as well.
This is going to sound silly but, how exactly do I "shut down" all my Logitech software? I didn't see any thing in Set Point for "shutting it down."

Open task manager and shut down all logitech processes (under description in task manager it will show everything associated with logitech/setpoint). I didn't want to have to pinpoint which one was causing the issue so I just shut them all off to finish the RAGE install. Once the game finally launched I shut it down, restarted my computer and it has been running fine. When I had the issues with RAGE I found this.
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03 Mar 2012   #23
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Thought I'd give something a try.

I installed Steam from the website. Then, I booted into safe mode with networking. I then put the Skyrim disk in and ran its installer. Then, I launched it. Success! Skyrim installed and ran fine...from safe mode.

However, when I re-booted regularly and try to launch Skyrim, I get "Failed to start (Error 51)"

I'm done for today. I have other stuff to do. Have not spent one second of the 2 days I've owned Skyrim playing it. I'm sure it's an AWESOME game!
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04 Mar 2012   #24
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Disabled all non-Microsoft services and got "Failed to start. Error 51."
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Another thought would maybe be try the full redistributable version. Download: DirectX Redist (June 2010) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
When it asked where I wanted to save the unpacked files, I chose my desktop like I always do. It filled my desktop with countless file cabinets. I don't know what to do with that.

I think at this point, I am going to try to get my money back. At least maybe trade the PC version of the game for the Xbox version. This dependency of Steam to play is stupid. Nothing else on my computer is having problems. This machine has a WEI of 7.6 and should be able to handle anything. In fact, it does handle anything I throw at it...except when it comes to Steam.

Is there anything else I need to try before I give up?
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04 Mar 2012   #25
Squid

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just out of curiosity, have you tried to launch the game directly from the Skyrim.exe instead of through Steam? If you try that and still get the error, right click on the .exe and click "Troubleshoot compatibility".
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04 Mar 2012   #26
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You should make a folder, DirextX or whatever, and extract the file into into. then run the setup file inside.


But, as Squid suggested you can try just launching Skyrim. Inside the Skyrim folder delte the files installscript.vdf, and runasadmin vdf, and that will bypass the setup process and allow the game to play.
Still not solving the issue at hand though.

There very well may be a 3rd party app or driver that causing the problem. Which was why I was hoping a clean boot may help if it was only loaing essential drivers etc.

If not, you may want to consider a system restore or even better yet, if you keep system images roll back to one.
Last resort would be a clean install if you can located whats missing/corrupt.
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04 Mar 2012   #27
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

I've got it loaded and running on a different machine...albeit a much, MUCH lesser machine. At least I'm able to play now.
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