Skyrim freezes whenever a save (auto or manual) is attempted

I'm currently on the Waking Nightmare quest in Skyrim. I'm not sure if that's related or not, but every time I attempt to save my game, or I bring up the items/magic/skills/map menu and it tries to autosave, the game freezes. I've tried clearing the Skyrim cache by holding down LB+RB+X from the start of the game to the title screen, waiting for the Bethesda logo to load, but nothing comes up when I release. It doesn't freeze any other time - just when attempting to save.

 

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Turns out that it was directly related to the quest. I turned off all auto-save. That didn't initially fix the problem, but it allowed me to finish the quest unhampered. Once finished, I was successfully able to save. Sorry for the post! But I suppose this helped discover a bug in that quest.

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Thanks for answering your own question. I'm having the same problem, but it only happens after drinking the Torpor.

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Hi mackmackaroni,
 

Glad to hear you found a valid work around. Enjoy the rest of the game :)

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this happened to me on the same quest

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Same here and it was driving me crazy! Thanks a lot for the heads up .

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I had the same problem AND after reading this, I finished the quest then tried to save - and it froze again!

However, I persevered, finished it *again*, then left the building, started a new quest (and finished a few miscellaneous small ones) THEN tried to save. Finally, it saved properly without freezing.

I also followed the advice here and switched off all autosaving until I had done this, as it seemed a sensible idea.

Thanks for the tips, at least I knew it could be solved somehow :)

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Thank you very much for making this post! The exact same thing's happening on my account and I just ragequitted, and looked on here to find a solution. I'll try this out.

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Fortunatly the glitch is only with the one quest.

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Thanks for the tips mackmackaroni i was able to finally over this damn quest >.>

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ok so if this is a problem why doesn't someone fix it? i thought the problem was with my xbox since i had an older model and had just replaced the hard drive. so i bought a new xbox and hard drive only to see this now? you better believe im pissed off right now. this should have been fixed by bethesda since this game has been out for how long now?

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