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Windows 7: fallout 3 IPHLPAPI.DLL

25 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
fallout 3 IPHLPAPI.DLL

I keep getting this error when ever i try to launch Fallout 3
I'm pretty sure this isn't fallout's fault, so if anyone knows the answer please help





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25 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Have you googled the error message?

W/o your System Specs and more information is hard to help... even just to speculate.
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25 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

My question would be where did you get the game from?

And I agree with Asta, more info would be nice, including answering the first question of where you got the game?
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27 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've googled it many times, I've posted on the fallout forums and they said it was something to do with my PC not the game, and the game is from steam, legitimate copy

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Intel i-7 quad core
NVIDIA GTX 680
16GB vengance RAM
extra stuffs
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27 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

There seems to be a youtube video of how to fix that issue... did you try it yet?

https://www.google.com/search?q=fall...a&channel=fflb

Have you tried installing the game with Elevated Admin Rights?... right click on the setup.exe and Run as an Administrator. If that fails, try running it in Comp. Mode.
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27 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

You could try this too

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27 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I looked at that video before and it didn't seem to help, and I can't really setup the game with admin rights because its steam and they like there stuff to much, and it only runs in comp mode

Also I had a look at the website Dude, and half the stuff there I've tryiedand most wouldn't makes sence mainly because this has happened on two computers and one has been built recently and had no chance to get malware, but Thanx for the link
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28 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure "admin rights" is going to fix that issue; but if it doesn't, and this is a legitimate Steam game, you could try these...

- Verifying Game Cache Files (GCF)
- Defragmenting Game Cache Files

Good luck.

Unfortunately Fallout 3 and Windows 7 have bad history. And though I've not had any problems myself, the net if rife with people complaining about Fallout 3 and Win 7. In fact do a search in this forum and you'll find a ton of complaints.
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10 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've verified, clean installed and defraged and it did not seem to help, and I have gotten it to work before on the same system an older laptop, pretty much the same just with worse specs, but I installed a clean Windows 7 and it just stopped working giving me this error
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11 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

May or may not be relevant but looking through the FO3 folder I saw the .NET folder and decided to install it but got an error saying I had to go to the 'turn windows features on or off' thingy but when I opened it I found it was empty, just posting it sounds like it could be something
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