Fallout 3 crash

Everytime I try to start a game in fallout3 it immediately crashes, and I get this as the reason

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Fallout3.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4a40f18b
Fault Module Name: Fallout3.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a40f18b
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 006ddf7b
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Legit copy

Windows 7 Pro 64bit legit copy

PC Specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte p55 ud4p
CPU: Intel I5 750 @ 3.2ghz
Memory: Ripjaw 4gbs (2x2) at 1600ghz 10-9-8-25
Videocard: Asus directcu 5850 default speeds
HDD: Caviar black 750gb
Caviar green 1.5tb
PSU: CoolerMaster 700w Silent Pro
Dvd Burner: Samsung Super Writemaster
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  1. what are your system specs? what os are you using? legal copy?
  2. Did it work before you patched to v1.7 or is that the GOTY edition?
  3. Its the GOTY edition, and i got it off of steam.
  4. Well, I don't really use Steam, so you may want to check out the following thread:


    Basically someone had a similar issue as you. He uninstalled, then reinstalled the game. He didn't launch the game from Steam but from Launch.exe it seems. He also tweaked the water effect as suggested in the following link which is from one of the responses at the IGN forum:


    Good luck, 'cause unfortunately I can't help you out more than that.
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