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Im a little addicted to this game.
Im going to be tinkering in my i7 computer for a while so I need it running on my old computer until my i7 computer is where I want it.
The other day I re-installed it on my old rig(Athlon II X4 640 @3.3GHz, GTX 460 @900/1800/2000) using Steam and it refuses to stay running.

I start a game, build my character and get into the the jail cell, but the second I turn around and get move the game crashes to the desktop. Just a window filled with black and the generic "What Do?" pop up that lest me force close or search for a solution.
Why? And how do I fix this. It has never happened before.
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I had the same problem with TF2, I had to uninstall and re-install.
 
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I would try to make sure steam has it installed correctly.

You can right click on the game, click properties, click local files, and click 'verify integrity of game cache'. This will check all the games files to make sure it has them all and they are not corrupted. It will redownload and install any problem or missing files.

After trying this if you still having problems I would try uninstalling the game, backing up your saved games, and completely delete the oblivion folder from your steam directory, and then reinstall the game.
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I would try to make sure steam has it installed correctly.

You can right click on the game, click properties, click local files, and click 'verify integrity of game cache'. This will check all the games files to make sure it has them all and they are not corrupted. It will redownload and install any problem or missing files.

After trying this if you still having problems I would try uninstalling the game, backing up your saved games, and completely delete the oblivion folder from your steam directory, and then reinstall the game.
All I can find in my Steam directory is a picture of the Oblivion symbol. Is that what I delete? I dont see any reference to it anywhere else.

EDIT: Steam thinks everything is fine, hence why I ignored the middle section.
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Ok. No Dice.
Deleting all the Oblivion stuff in the Steam folder and uninstalling/re-installing did nothing.
Same problem. The second Valen Dreth starts talking smack the game crashes. Ill screencap it.
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Well, I got it fixed...kind of.
Setting the game to run in compatibility mode (XPSP3) seems to make the game playable, but I still get constant Crashes.
Would doing the Unofficial patch fix that? I would like to get the game stable(or as stable as a gamebryo game can be) before I start modding.
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