So I've been having this problem for a long time and every fix I've tried hasn't worked and I'm getting extremely frustrated. The problem is every time I select new game, the game crashes with the error message "Fallout 3 has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem." I have to use task manager to exit the game. Apparently many people have this same issue so it isn't just me. Something to do with windows 7 compatibility? Though I've been told that isn't possible. I'm not a computer expert so if it's a obvious fix, yeah..
Info and crap:
Bought via Steam.
Computer runs Skyrim on normal graphics just fine with only a few hiccups, along with every other game I've played including Fallout: New Vegas.
It is a laptop. Hush, for a laptop it does pretty great. I mean Skyrim on normal graphics is kinda impressive.
Processor: Intel(R)Core(TM): 3-2330M cpu @ 2.20GH
Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Gaming Graphics: 1968 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary Hard Disk: 42GB Free (571GB Total)
Manufacturer: Hewlett - Packard
Model - HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook PC
System type: 64-bit operating system
# of processor cores: 2
Need any more info just let me know. Wasn't sure what was and was not helpful other than the obvious.