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  1. #1
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    Skyrim Dawnguard wont start

    I have been playing Skyrim lately and it runs fine alone...But when I activate the dawnguard addon it doesnt start. I have tried many things, and its driving me crazy.
    Anyone with any insight on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Re: Skyrim Dawnguard wont start

    what kind of error message are you getting?

  3. #3
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    Re: Skyrim Dawnguard wont start

    Hi all, following the solution to solve the skyrim crash after installing dawnguard:

    If you are currently running Vista or Windows 7, please complete the instructions in the following link:

    Title: Windows 7 and Vista Troubleshooting
    Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...5688-IFHZ-2170

    If you are running in Windows XP, take the following steps:
    1) Exit Steam.
    2) Go to the "Start" menu, select "Run", type "regedit" and click "OK".
    3) Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\VALVE
    4) Right click and select "Permissions"
    5) Check the "Allow" boxes for "Admin" and "System" for both "Full control" and "Read".

    The remaining steps apply to *all* versions of Windows.

    Please also verify the GCF for this game as outlined here:

    Title: Verifying Game Cache Files (GCF)
    Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...2037-QEUH-3335

    Note: Files may fail to verify. This is normal and can be ignored.

    Then test the issue.

    If you still have difficulty, you may also need to manually run secondary installers required by this game.

    Exit Steam entirely.

    Browse to your Skyrim installation folder (Usually C:\Program files\Steam\Steamapps\common\skyrim\)

    Run the following installers:

    ...\Steamapps\common\skyrim\DotNetFX\dotnetfx35set up.exe
    ...\Steamapps\common\skyrim\VCRedist\vcredist_x86. exe

    Reboot your computer and test the issue again.

    If the issues persist, please complete these guides:

    Title: This game is currently unavailable
    Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...4595-WEXN-6831

    Title: Games do not run after 'Preparing to Launch'
    Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...6218-USFX-5568

    Further support for this title is handled by a third party support department - please follow the instructions below to contact the support provider to troubleshoot this issue:

    Title: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V
    Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...5580-WEID-4389

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