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5.0 out of 5 stars Second DVD Issue Fix, 16 Oct. 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fallout 3 - Game Of The Year Edition (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
For those of you having an issue with the second DVD (i.e., it won't run at all) there's a fix going around on the Bethesda forums. It seems to be a problem for Vista users only. The fix is pretty simple; disable Autoplay by going to the Control Panel and deselecting Autoplay everything (you can turn this on again later). Next, disable the UAC (also in the Control Panel under User Accounts; this will need a restart). Finally, put the DVD in again, right click it and select Explore then right click the Setup file and select "Run as Administrator". Give it a few minutes (it can take as long as 10 minutes in some cases) and the installer will run.

After this, re-enable Autoplay and put the first DVD in. When the autoplay screen comes up don't select Play Game. Instead go to the Download option (or Downloadable Content option, I can't remember now but it's one of those) and make sure all the DLC is selected otherwise you'll just be playing vanilla Fallout 3.

I had all these problems with the game and was ready to send it back thinking the second disc was faulty. So I hope I've saved you all some time by writing this out here.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2009 15:39:39 BDT
i had problems installing disc 2 that contains the dlc with freezing, after 4 hours of frustration i was ready for binning the disc but after searching the fallout forums you need to disable the autorun and manally install the the setup exe file then it works albeit slooooooooooly then make sure you tick all the boxes in the data files section when you load the game up

Posted on 26 Oct 2009 14:29:41 GMT
Jamie Leach says:
Thank you for this; I always forget to check official wesbite forums for things like this, and I had this problem. Fortunaltly I ordered it from here and read this before. Got the problem, remembered this post, and voila it works.

Posted on 30 Nov 2009 10:30:03 GMT
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Posted on 14 Jan 2010 21:37:13 GMT
Marc Johnson says:
This is a good work around but ive found a much easier one for users who dont know how to do the above work around. Simple insert the disk and explore it, double click the application file and it will seem to crash, then open your dvd and the UAC will pop up asking if you want the application to edit your system, put the dvd back in and press yes, after a few minutes it will load up as normal. This works on Windows 7 as well :)

Posted on 30 Jan 2010 15:13:55 GMT
P. sims says:
bet the pirates dont have these problems

Posted on 8 Apr 2010 22:05:52 BDT
Jacob Lyons says:
Sir,
I may hug you.

Posted on 16 Jun 2010 17:43:23 BDT
Prometheus says:
Lucky I came across this little tidbit of information, its saved me a big headache installing the game, thanks.

Posted on 3 Feb 2011 21:58:14 GMT
Thank you so much it realy helps XD i can finnaly play now :D

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2012 13:29:24 GMT
This works perfectly on win7 64bit! Thanks!!!
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