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Fallout 3 Freezing Problems???

I am currently in Rivet City on Fallout 3. After I load the game it freezes within about 10 seconds, which means I have to turn my xbox 360 off, and it also means I can't go on Fallout 3.
I haven't got xbox live yet but does this make a differance?
I have turned the screensaver off but it doesn't make any differances.
Any help, please?

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  • simon_b611 Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks for the help, but I've tried both ways and it still freezes.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Question. How long does it take for it to clear all the cache data out?

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Fallout 3 freezing is an unfortunately common problem. A lot of people have reported that clearing the game cache on your 360 will fix it, so that's what I would suggest you try first.

To do this:

  1. start up your 360, then take out the Fallout 3 game disc.
  2. Hold down the A button on the Player 1 controller
  3. Put Fallout 3 in your 360, then load the game
If this doesn't fix it, the next thing you could try is to clear the system cache. This will clear the entire cache for your 360, including the automatic updates (though downloaded content, save files, and user dats will be untouched).

To do this:
  1. Navigate to System > Memory
  2. Highlight the hard disk in the list and press Y
  3. Press X, X, LB, RB, X, X
If done right, you should see a message asking, "perform system maintenance?" Proceed with this, and it will clear all the cache data out and revert Fallout 3 back to version 1.0 (it should ask you to update once you load the game)

Hope this helps - I've had my share of frustration with Fallout 3 glitches.

-Nick F.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • Xtreme5layer May 11, 2011

    The code doesn't work (XXLBRBXX) but when i press Y it says clear system cache and it says when i press it "This will perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage device. Do you want to continue?" My question is since it says Clear System, does it mean It will delete Everything in my Hard drive?

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On updated xbox360s the cache clearing is no longer a secret, here it is off Support Page from Microsoft.

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Xbox One Xbox 360 Getting startedAccessoriesAppsConnectionsContract subscriptionDownloadable contentError codesGamesKinectNetworkingSecuritySystemWarranty and serviceXbox LiveXbox MusicXbox Video Billing My account Xbox on other devices How to clear the cache on Xbox 360 Overview

The Xbox 360 system cache stores such items as game updates, system update installation packages, and gamer pictures of your friends. You can often resolve issues with your Xbox 360 by clearing the system cache.

The following are not removed when you clear the Xbox 360 cache:

  • Your gamertag
  • Content that you have downloaded
  • Game files
  • Console software updates.

Clearing the cache removes previously downloaded game updates. You must download these updates again the next time you play the game.
To clear the system cache

  1. Press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and selectSystem Settings.
  2. Select Storage or Memory.
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  1. Highlight any storage device, and then press Y on your controller. (It doesn't matter which storage device you select; the cache will be cleared for all storage devices.)
  2. Select Clear System Cache.
  1. When prompted to confirm storage device maintenance, select Yes.

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I done that now it wont even load fallout 3, just freezes before i get the option to "start game", 360 pumps away then stops and im left with a black screen :S

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

  • johndbz Feb 21, 2010

    it was the disk that was faulty, but fallout 3 still freezes . . .

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You good sir are a God, all my freezing problems have been fixed.

I've downloaded all the new addons though and i get the message saying "This save relies on content that is not availble" refering to the downloaded content.

Should I delete the content and then download it again? or would this male it worse?

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