Fallout 3 stops working after the computer wakes from sleep

Since the games for Windows Live 3 is out, Fallout 3 has never been the same. He used to work at best my GfWL and now her nightmare. Recently, after that I quit the game and put my computer to sleep, Fallout 3 will stop working completely after wake up. I try to start it and I get them all is a cursor with a small blue rotating light. What is even more strange, is that my computer goes into a State of semi who no longer meet this point where programs and keyboard shortcuts no longer work, but I can browse my hard drive. I try control + SHIFT + ESC to see what the devil but that causes Windows Explorer to stop working. CTRL + Alt + Delete does not work either. No matter what I try, once I start Fallout 3 after the computer wakes from sleep, I can't do the task to the top manager and I can't use my computer. The only way to get it is to hit the reset button or turn off manually. Can someone please help to get rid of this problem?


Hi murphy449,

1. did you of recent changes on the computer?

2. the problem only happens when you start fallout 3 after the sleep mode?

3. are you able to wake the computer quits successfully sleep mode?

4. What is the version of Windows installed on the computer?

Method 1

I suggest that you manually download and install the latest drivers for display on the computer card and check if it works.

Updated a hardware driver that is not working properly

http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isn ' t-work correctly

Updated a hardware driver that is not working properly

http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows-Vista/update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isn ' t-work correctly

Method 2

If the previous step fails then I suggest that you try the clean boot procedure to check whether a third-party program installed on the computer is causing the problem.

To help resolve the error and other messages, you can start Windows Vista or Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This type of boot is known as a "clean boot". A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

See the link below to learn more about how to clean boot.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7


Reset the computer to start as usual

When you are finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:

(a) click Start, type msconfig in the search box and press ENTER.

(b) If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password or click on continue.

(c) under the general tab, click the Normal startup option, and then click OK.

(d) when you are prompted to restart the computer, click on restart.

If the previous step fails then I suggest you check the observer after return with details and events for the cause.

What are the information contained in the logs of the event (Event Viewer)?


What are the information contained in the logs of the event (Event Viewer)?


I hope this helps!

Halima S - Microsoft technical support.

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