Many hours into my Skyrim journey I started to experience some freezing during load screens. It soon got to the point that it would freeze every time I played, and then finally it was giving me an "unreadable disc" error. Following advice I read elsewhere, I deleted my three Auto Save files.
Things were going well for a day or two, then, when I started up the game today, it froze during the first load screen I encountered. I restarted my console (which now, unfortunately, has become habit) and then restarted Skyrim. At the main menu, I could only start a new game and couldn't load any of my saved files. I exited Skyrim and checked my hard drive, and much to my surprise, all of my saved games were deleted.
First of all, is there any chance I can get my saved games back? Secondly, how can I potentially avoid this in the future? After so many hours and getting to level 33, I really hope there is a solution.
- Bought my Xbox brand new in November '11
- Skyrim disc has only been exposed to the air during its trip from the original packaging to my Xbox.
- Besides the time I deleted the three Auto Save files, I have not even looked at my hard drive info.