freezing my PC in game

Post » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:02 am

ok, I will try and make this short but i have fallout 3 installed on my PC via steam and i can load up the game fine and then when I enter the game (after using the continue option on the main menu) and after a couple of minutes it will just stop and all i can do is ctrl+alt+delete and sign out of my user and sign in again, please help!

these are my PC specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home

Version 10.0.10240 Build 10240

Other OS Description Not Available

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

System Model K30AD_M31AD_M51AD

System Type x64-based PC

System SKU All

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0601, 09/06/2014

SMBIOS Version 2.7

Embedded Controller Version 255.255


BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

BaseBoard Model Not Available

BaseBoard Name Base Board

Platform Role Desktop

Secure Boot State On

PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible

Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS

System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2

Locale United Kingdom

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.10240.16392"

Time Zone GMT Standard Time

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB

Total Physical Memory 11.9 GB

Available Physical Memory 9.30 GB

Total Virtual Memory 13.8 GB

Available Virtual Memory 10.8 GB

Page File Space 1.81 GB

Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes

Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes

Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No

Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

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Jordan Fletcher
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Post » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:52 pm

Post a dxdiag report, please.

Use the Search box or Run... box, type: cmd and press Enter.

In the command prompt, type:

dxdiag /t dxdiag.txt
and press Enter.

Now go to the %userprofile% directory (C:\User\), find the dxdiag.txt file. Open the file. Select All. Copy and Paste its contents here in a reply. Use the spoiler tags, by either using the following:
[spoiler] dxdiag text [/spoiler]
or by clicking the icon (Special BBCode) next to Font menu, and selecting 'spoiler'.
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Jordyn Youngman
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Post » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:09 am

Since you have not stated, what did you do to correctly configure your system to run Fallout 3?

Did you follow the instructions here:

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Courtney Foren
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Post » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:07 pm

Fallout 3 is was released long before Windows 10, your current OS, and they will most likely not bother patching the game to be more compatible.

M48A5 gave a good link for work-arounds.

If you are experiencing this problem with multiple hours already logged into the game, try going somewhere else and see if you still freeze.

In my experience with Fallout 3 GOTY on Steam using Windows 8.1, I had to avoid certain areas, few and far between... like 3 total, which were rather insignificant locations. If it is a specific area you are freezing at, I would suggest avoiding the location and exploring other areas until you find a real fix.

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Tania Bunic
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