So, a new patch today. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter no problems!
I actively verified that W10 had the latest update, actively verified that my vid card has Nvidia's latest driver for it, then started the launcher as Admin. All this is the same procedure I've used for the last couple patches. Today, however, the patch loaded smoothly and a quick jaunt into the game verifies all is working well for me.
Since the last patch the only thing that has changed is that I took my PC in to the shop that built it for its annual 'tune up' where they check everything out. Part of this included dropping Malerwarebytes and replacing it with Super Anti-Spyware just because that is what my shop is currently recommending for all its customers. I shouldn't think this would affect today's outcome anymore than the fact that I was drinking iced coffee instead of hot coffee while the patch was uploading.
It is all black freaking magic to me. My hope is perhaps that Zos did something so that not only did my update go okay but others having the same problem we have shared have similar success.
Edited by AcadianPaladin on August 14, 2017 3:40PM
I AM having problems. I just got this very same error message while trying to download the Horns of the Reach patch. This is now happening to me every time the game patches. This is awful. Please fix this.
@SydneyGrey I'm very sorry. I know how frustrating it is and was so hoping that my success was due to something Zos had maybe done that would benefit all of us in the 'Upload Error Support Group' on this thread.
I'm encountering this error for the first time, after 135 hours played. Here's what I've tried so far:
MULTIPLE REPAIR ATTEMPTS and
1) Windows 10 is up to date.
2) Graphics card is up to date.
3) Firewall is turned off, completely.
4) All add-ons deleted.
5) Tried to run launcher as admin, doesn't seem to be an option in Steam. So I ran Steam in admin, hoping that would suffice.
And I'm still locked out. I think I'll probably just quit this buggy excuse of an MMO. My play time is too limited to spend it trying to troubleshoot this janky game. And to think, they had almost suckered me into subscribing to Plus! GG ZOS!
I can't believe it. Three and a half hours after I started trying to get into the game, I'm magically able to log in again. Everything seems perfectly normal in-game (except for the fact all my add-ons are now gone). I have no idea which of the above solutions worked and stopped the 1005 error. Good luck everyone!
I don't mind that maintenance happens and needs to happen sometimes but I am seriously sick of this same error after every damn patch or routine maintenance that goes on. The incompetence is astonishing!
Today it went like this:
1) Error 1005 and says to do a "Repair";
2) fine, I give in and try the "Repair";
3) now that the "Play" button shows I click it and nothing happens (single and repeated clicks);
4) reboot my computer;
5) "Play" shows up, I click it and the game starts to load for a second to a black screen followed by a Crash box with a fata error crash popup with "Error 11";
6) next is to sit and wait until the game magically/finally allows me to load up without the crash box.
Come on ZOS, this is getting ridiculous! Fix your patcher already, this has been going on for years these patcher issues. My ESO+ sub runs out tomorrow ZOS, don't think I am going to renew at this point. No more money from me if you can't fix issues several years old. Stop focusing on overpriced reskins of crap to charge an absurd amount of money for and fix this patcher and game first. I won't spend money on a broken product and will just switch to playing for free if this keeps up.
Disable addons. It worked for me, but now I'm dealing with an infinite load screen. I'm used to it after every maintenance/patch/update, but this is different, it's literally been going for 6 hours now.