Skyrim launcher brings up UAC dialog and never launches [duplicate]

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I can’t get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim

When trying to play Skyrim on Windows 7, I double-click the icon, and the Steam launcher briefly appears

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before the Skyrim laucher appears.

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Clicking “PLAY”, I get a UAC elevation prompt:

at which point the Skyrim launcher reappears.

Then, if I click “PLAY”, the Skyrim launcher disappears and shortly thereafter shows me the Skyrim launcher.

Then, if I click “PLAY”, the Skyrim launcher disappears and shortly thereafter shows me the Skyrim launcher.

Then, if I click “PLAY”, the Skyrim launcher disappears and shortly thereafter shows me the Skyrim launcher.

…ad infinitum.


If I disable UAC, then i get the same steps as above, except no UAC elevation prompt appears.

Answer

I’ve seen this same error yesterday. Run Steam (not sure if Administrator privilege is needed), right-click on the game name and go to Properties, then Local Files. There, click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache.

I did that yesterday on a friend’s, and Skyrim launched without problems after that.


OP Edit: Results

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Works!

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