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Windows 7: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Crashing at startup

23 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Ah! I've just solved this problem, for me at least.

Try installing the game in C:\Bethesda Softworks\Oblivion, instead of Program Files. Then make sure you remove your old configuration files from My Documents. These files are NOT removed when the game is uninstalled, which may explain why it wasn't working. I loaded the game with my old configuration files in My Documents, and it crashed. When I removed them, it went straight to the in-game movie, which I skipped, and went straight to the main menu without a problem. When I loaded the game from C: with the configuration files still there, it crashed. Try combining these two, and see if they work.

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19 Apr 2010   #12

win 7 64 bit

u rule !!!
thx so much
i had the same problem
my pc is very good ( it can run crisis nearly maximum ) so i wondered what was wrong.
oblivion is one of my favorite games .

u made my day al3x3691
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20 May 2010   #13
The Carnage

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Sigh... I have the same prob, but i only just bought Oblivion, I have no old config files or any old game stuff for it, I tried your way and it still crashes... not even made to the game menu yet...
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12 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 7 Starter 32-bit

I got a little luckier. I was able to install Oblivion 4 and reach the main menu, and it started loading for just three seconds before crashing. That's the farthest I've ever reached... Now my Oblivion 4 is sitting on my Unused Shortcuts folder :/
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