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Windows 7: Skyrim lighting/graphical issue (Video card problem?)

22 Dec 2014   #1
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Skyrim lighting/graphical issue (Video card problem?)

Hi, so i have Skyrim for PC (with no mods installed and all the DLCs installed) and i've been playing it for 2 weeks after i upgraded my video card drivers. Then all of a sudden, strange graphical/lighting issue has started coming out of no where.

I have tried to uninstall my drivers and reinstall them: No fix
Used anti-virus software for any potential malware: No fix.
Uninstalled and reinstalled game: No fix

I do not know what to do and im hoping for someone to help me with this issue.

If you wish, i can provide a video of the issue.

(HD Raedon 5700. 4 GB RAM)


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22 Dec 2014   #2
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clubmimo123 View Post
Hi, so i have Skyrim for PC (with no mods installed and all the DLCs installed) and i've been playing it for 2 weeks after i upgraded my video card drivers. Then all of a sudden, strange graphical/lighting issue has started coming out of no where.

I have tried to uninstall my drivers and reinstall them: No fix
Used anti-virus software for any potential malware: No fix.
Uninstalled and reinstalled game: No fix

I do not know what to do and im hoping for someone to help me with this issue.

If you wish, i can provide a video of the issue.

(HD Raedon 5700. 4 GB RAM)
Did you try going back to the last version of your video driver to see if it corrects the problem?
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22 Dec 2014   #3
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clubmimo123 View Post
Hi, so i have Skyrim for PC (with no mods installed and all the DLCs installed) and i've been playing it for 2 weeks after i upgraded my video card drivers. Then all of a sudden, strange graphical/lighting issue has started coming out of no where.

I have tried to uninstall my drivers and reinstall them: No fix
Used anti-virus software for any potential malware: No fix.
Uninstalled and reinstalled game: No fix

I do not know what to do and im hoping for someone to help me with this issue.

If you wish, i can provide a video of the issue.

(HD Raedon 5700. 4 GB RAM)
Did you try going back to the last version of your video driver to see if it corrects the problem?
I haven't done that. Do you know how to do that?
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22 Dec 2014   #4
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clubmimo123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clubmimo123 View Post
Hi, so i have Skyrim for PC (with no mods installed and all the DLCs installed) and i've been playing it for 2 weeks after i upgraded my video card drivers. Then all of a sudden, strange graphical/lighting issue has started coming out of no where.

I have tried to uninstall my drivers and reinstall them: No fix
Used anti-virus software for any potential malware: No fix.
Uninstalled and reinstalled game: No fix

I do not know what to do and im hoping for someone to help me with this issue.

If you wish, i can provide a video of the issue.

(HD Raedon 5700. 4 GB RAM)
Did you try going back to the last version of your video driver to see if it corrects the problem?
I haven't done that. Do you know how to do that?
Assuming you have Windows 7 64 bit, here is a link to the older drivers:

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22 Dec 2014   #5
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have installed the one thats older and hasn't made a difference. The problem is still present.
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22 Dec 2014   #6
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you can, is it possible for you to get a screenshot to determine whether it is graphical glitch or GPU failure?
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22 Dec 2014   #7
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Just spitting a ball in the dark here but have you tried erasing your skyrim ini files and having it reset the graphics? Sometimes they glitch out in my experience. Also if you got mods try a new save without mods and see if you still get the issue. Could be a lighting mod if you have one of those.
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22 Dec 2014   #8
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

il check out M1GU31's solution first and see if it works. If that doesn't, il provide you guys with a screenshot or a video of the issue.
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25 Dec 2014   #9
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Alright sorry for the late response. I have tried formatting my computer and it did not resolve the problem at all. Plus, how am i able to delete the ini files and then start the game? Doesn't skyrim need the ini files in order to start the game?
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25 Dec 2014   #10
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clubmimo123 View Post
Alright sorry for the late response. I have tried formatting my computer and it did not resolve the problem at all. Plus, how am i able to delete the ini files and then start the game? Doesn't skyrim need the ini files in order to start the game?
the ini files are located in documents\my games\skyrim and look for skyrim configuration files( should be just called skyrim, see image below) and delete, this will cause the game to re-detect your hardware when you start the game and set your settings accordingly.

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