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Fallout 3 Stops Working


I installed the patches and such manually (new to games for windows live and fallout 3 on the pc) i have using factory standard components with this 2009/2010 laptop and i have played eve and wow pretty easily (though i uninstalled most of these games because fallout has a special spot on my pc lol) and heard people say if i run eve on max settings i shouldn't have probs with fallout 3. I have windows 7 os. Everytime i hit new game, it goes to the desktop, says it stopped working (mouse disappears) so i have to ctrl+alt+delete to get my mouse back and have to hit close program. I have done everything it told me to do. I have not put mods or anything in, i have made and connected to gfw as well.

Below is a reply to someone telling me to use system requirements lab.com

I did but i find that it does not support or is compatible with what i have, as it says i can't run command & conquer 3 or any of the other games that i do or did run

This is what happened when i read the read-me file and tried to "update" my drivers and such
Ok about half an hour ago, i actually started to read the readme. It said i should update my drivers and such. I searched, went to dell and got a idt sound thing, and another driver thing for my chipset. But when i did the idt thing for my sound it said restart, i restart, and then it says "windows has encountered a problem and has to shut down" it restarted itself as well. It may have been that death screen but i have never experienced it, what did i do wrong? Did i damage my computer? The sound is fine, i don't know what happened, what do i do?

Here is why i can't do system restore:- the point on restore . Um . I have always tried to restore (only had for a month) and it always says i have too much memory, and i unselect all the optional things to do online restore. It seems fine as of now. I'm really only a computer geek at win95, and partial at that so i'm way new at this computer gaming. It's a dell computer, and my specs are in my profile.

What happens:- i said when i hit "new game" and hit "yes" it begins to load, then about 1 or 2 seconds of loading it crashes, saying fallout 3 has stopped working. I have used laptops with a lot of online games, don't know why f3 has given me these problems. I just spent so much on this and now i think i've screwed up my laptop, i don't know if i'm *** or sad right now. I'm not rich for custom, i'm only a senior in grad school.


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Cannot Get Fallout 3 To Work

Can't get fallout 3 to work with win7, it worked fine with vista 32-bit, morrowind and oblivion work just fine on my win7 computer (same game engine, different versions). I've contacted bethesda and they responded with a completely generic copy/paste response, i'll throw the body of the email in here to get anyone who can help up to speed. Please note that the program is not tested or supported in windows 7. You may be able to run the program using compatibility mode in windows 7, but we cannot guarantee the program will function properly in this new operating system.

Program compatibility is a mode in windows that lets you run programs written for earlier versions of windows. Most programs written for windows xp also work in this version of windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not run at all. If an older program doesn't run correctly, start the program compatibility wizard to simulate earlier versions of windows.

To change compatibility settings for a program:

Note: do not use the program compatibility wizard on older antivirus programs, disk utilities, or other system programs, because it might cause data loss or create a security risk.

Note: if the compatibility options are grayed out, then it is a 64 bit program and cannot be changed. 1. Right-click the icon for the program.

2. Click properties.
3. Click the compatibility tab.
4. Check the box "run this program in compatibility mode".

5. Choose the version of windows the program was made for. For best compatibility, choose the latest windows version the program was written for. Check the system requirements for the program if you are not sure.

6. It may also be necessary to check the box for "run this program as an administrator. "

7. Click apply and ok

Fallout 3 crashes to the desktop on game-startup, i have reinstalled and have tried to load the game with no patches, no mods, no utilities of any sort, and it still crashes. I don't know what to do, and it seems questions related to this issue are going unresolved on the bethesda forums.

Here's my system information:
Os: windows 7 64-bit
Motherboard: asus p5n-t deluxe (nvidia nforce 780i chipset)
Cpu: intel core 2 duo e8400 (3ghz)
Ram: 6 gb corsair ddr2 memory
Vga: nvidia (bfg) gtx 285 1024mb (driver version 196. 21)
Sound card: integrated

(Just an fyi, i have the steam version, but i doubt that should matter. ) I used to play the game on windows vista (32-bit), and it worked just fine, the computer is exactly the same as it was before i switched to windows 7.

See the attached dxdiag for details, i doubt you'll find anything though. Ill throw the dxdiag on my skydrive for those that want to see it (http://cid-51b65177f7aebc51. Skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/. Public?Uc=1 ) if the link doesn't work i will paste the text here. Sorry about the formatting i don't know how to fix it.


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-23 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Cannot complete upgrade from win vista home premium 64 to win 7 home premium 64 using student offer, installation just stops at transferring files, settings and programs with no hd activity. I have tried upgrading my pc from vista home premium 64 to windows 7 home premium 64 four separate times, using microsoft's academic upgrade offer.

I use the upgrade option in installation, have tried both "online get latest installations updates" and "do not get latest install updates" and my upgrade goes fine all the way to the end when it should be moving my files, settings, and programs over to win 7  from vista, this is after win 7 has been installed at this point everything just stops, no hd activity, computer is not locked up though, caps lock still works, can move mouse, can even hit the x button in the installation window and get the message "installation cannot be canceled now. Etc. ", But the computer is not doing anything because no hd activity, i even left it on for 8 hours and no movement what so ever once it gets to this point.

I ran microsoft windows upgrade advisor the downloadable one and the one win 7 installation runs, and according to it everything should upgrade fine. I know this is extremely frustrating, i updated my drivers and everything yet it still get stuck at the end. I think doing a custom install would work, but i did not want to have to re-install everything, if i would have wanted to do a clean install, i would have purchased win 7 professional for the same price as home premium, since it is the version i preferred, but just to lazy to re-install everything on my pc.

The pc i am trying to install it on is a new system, just built in march of this year, core i7 920 system, and i even took it back down to stock clock in the bios, just in case that was causing problems. Anyone have any ideas, besides doing a custom install?


Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Hp 6110 Printer Stops Printing

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The older laptops have no problem printing to the 6110 through the print server. My new laptop can print to the 6110 through the print server but what happens is that it prints one-tenth or so of the first page, then stops and feeds the rest of the sheet through without printing, then starts reprinting, stopping one-tenth, stops and feeds through. Finally the whole page prints but usually after a bunch of partial pages print. This is entirely frustrating and is wasting a lot of paper & ink. I'm thinking it could be a problem with windows 7. Any thoughts?


Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have just installed windows 7 ultimate x64 but i have a problem with the usb ports not recognizing devices after a period of time. After startup, everything is fine, but after a period of time (10 minutes / 10 hours) the usb ports stop recognizing everything that is plugged in (an external hdd, a usb drive, a printer).

Standard ms drivers are installed and updating them tells me the best drivers are installed. Running a nforce 610i-7100 chipset, do i just need to update the chipset drivers?

If i restart the computer, everything is back working, without reinstalling drivers or anything, it is all recognized again and functions fine, until the usb ports suddenly stop working and i have to restart again. My system has a core 2 quad q9300 processor with 4gb ram, previously running vista business sp2 x86. This is obviously a clean install.


Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I'm using windows vista and this may be coincidence but i'm sure this has only started happening since the latest windows update. Any / all advice would be welcome, i'm using windows mail for work and this is really proving a bugbear.


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

System Image Recovery Stops

I had to send my laptop in for an rma, so i made a system image of my drives using the windows 7 backup utility. I have a single 250gb hard drive which is partitioned into two different drives. My c: had mostly windows 7 files and some programs while my d: had game installations and was used for general storage. When i received the laptop back (they just had to replace my dvd drive), i noticed they reformatted my hard drive and threw windows vista back on the thing, but the partitions still looked to be the same as before.

My system images were stored on a 1tb external drive, so i booted off of a windows 7 recovery cd and attempted to restore the c: and d: drives. After 13 minutes in the progress bar reaches about 1/3 of the way in. The hard drive activity light switches from always on to just flickering every couple seconds and no more progress is made. I've given it over an hour just sitting at this spot, but no matter how much time is given, the restore does not progress.

I've tried changing different options in the restore utility (only restoring one drive, formatting the drives to match the images and not), but no matter what i do, i get the same problem. I've also tried running the system image recovery from a windows 7 disk and from within windows 7 after a clean install. Does anyone have any suggestions? When i made the system image, i was told it was successful.


Posted On: 2010-08-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Wmp Play To Stops After Hour

I had recorded a tv program using windows media centre - duration 1hr 26 mins. After completion of the recording i used the wmp play to feature to stream the tv file to a samsung led tv that supports dlna connectivity. After 1 hour of play, the stream stopped automatically and could not continue. I am however able to watch the entire 96 mins using windows media centre directly on the pc. I checked the event logs for the time the streaming stopped and found the following:

Warning level message:

The windows media player network sharing service cannot process the request for uri

'http://[::1]:10243/wmpnssv4/2299935590/ezvemjlfquq1ltdfmemtndq1my05nki0lti2qzbgnui2qzc5nh0umc44.jpg?Albumart=true, formatid=13'

From ip address '::1' due to error '0x80070490'.

Error level message:

Proximity detection failed due to unknown error '0x80004004'. The best proximity time detected was -1 milliseconds.

The error message occurred about 90 seconds after the warning.

I have noticed this in the past as well (streaming for video ending after 1hr) but never played much attention to it. It appears to be occurring with video playback only, as i'm been able to successfully stream hours of mp3 music to the same samsung led tv.


Posted On: 2010-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Sound Stops On Instant Message

I recently got a new dell laptop with win7 x64, and i'm having some issues with the sound. I can listen to music or watch a youtube video just fine, but when i get an instant message from skype or gmail (desktop version only) it causes all sound to stop for a few seconds. I just updated to what appears to be the latest drivers, but it still has the same problem. Anyone have any ideas? Could it just be a general incompatibility of the skype or gtalk with a 64 bit os? Driver issues? 

Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Premium Theme Stops Cycling

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Choosing the custom theme fixes the issue temporarily but the problem reoccurs. Deleting the unsaved theme does not resolve the problem. Custom images are stored locally in the pictures folder of the user profile. Users are non-admin accounts. The systems are often left for a number of hours, and occasionally left overnight. During this time they are set to default power saving which includes turning off the monitors and going into power saving. I do not know if this is causing this issue.


Posted On: 2010-04-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Speaker Sound Stops When Using Internet

I've been having a major problem with my computer where after a variable period of time ( most often when attempting to install a game or use the internet ) the computer stops sending sound through the speakers, claiming i've unplugged an audio jack when i really haven't. In addition the internet loses it's connection, when the internet is fine and so is the connection to the router as far as i can tell. I've tried rolling back the system with system restore but it happens again. Furthermore, the computer tends to slow down greatly and the only way to get out of it is to hit the reset button where 9/10 times it will ask me to go into safe mode. Which doesn't help. If someone could get back to me soon that would be brilliant.

Posted On: 2010-07-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Sound Is Fine In First Program But When I Open Another It Stops

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Posted On: 2009-10-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I've reinstalled the graphics driver, and even reinstalled windows. I'm not really sure what to do since i don't even know what the problem is and windows gives me no options after it fails to download the solution.


Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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But on the win 7 laptop only the 4gb cruzer is working without a problem. Whenever i try to copy a file to this 16gb drive from the win 7 the copying starts of without a problem but stops somewhere in between. It does not proceed after wards. I tried a number of solutions including a hot fix suggested in this forum and still having the same problem. If i am copying a very small file (few mbs) it can finish copying without any problem.


Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 20 Replies .

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Environment: windows 7 professional (32bit), ie 8. 0. 7600. 16385. Norton internet security 2010. Hw is fujitsu lifebook tablet.

Try to access a website that requires a userid and password. Windows security dialog box displayed. Fill in the user name and password fields, click ok and get internet explorer has stopped working message. Only option is to close program. It then automatically restarts at the same page and off we go again. Other types of login such as fields directly on the web page work fine. Things tried so far include disabling all add ins and norton. No change. Any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-11 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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