Fallout 4 and Skyrim do not start – How to fix the problem

Just bought Fallout 4 or Skyrim or installed some of them again for a replay, but they can not be started? Here is our solution to the problem!

That games do not start can be due to a number of things. Antivirus that reports, files that are missing or drivers that haunt. The list goes on. I struggled some time ago with the otherwise excellent game Fallout 4 refusing to start. The game went to the main menu, but no longer so. But crashed and shut down. The same bug also appeared in the game Skyrim (and Skyrim Special Edition ).

After a lot of troubleshooting, I eventually stumbled upon a solution that actually worked. In order for others to avoid the frustration I personally went through with this, it felt almost nasty not to share the solution with me. This guide is for the Steam versions of Fallout 4 and Skyrim and Skyrim SE for Windows 10 .

What does the setting do?

What follows the setting does is it blocks Fallout4.exe alternative TESV.exe (which is the file that starts the games themselves) to send data over the Internet , it seems that something in the connection between games and either Bethesda (game creators) or Steam servers enables the games in question, under certain conditions are not allowed to start properly.

I personally have not experienced any hassle regarding updates or the like for any of the games in question after blocking their ability to send away data according to the down approach. The solution is far from perfect. But it’s better than not being able to play at all.

Make Skyrim and Fallout 4 not crash at startup

  1. Start by clicking on the Search iconnext to the Start menu . Type  Windows Defender and open the Windows Defender firewall .
  2. In the left column there is the option Advanced settings, click on this.
  3. On the far left, click on the Outbound traffic rulesoption (1)  followed by New rule… under Actions (2) .
  4. Select Programsand click Next .
  5. In the following application search, select Browse . Then locate the Fallout4.exe file which you will find (by default) under:Den här datorn > Lokal Disk > Program (x86) > Steam > steamapps > common > Fallout 4

If it is instead Skyrim you have problems with, you need to find the file TESV.exe which you usually find under:Den här datorn > Lokal Disk > Program (x86) > Steam > steamapps > common > Skyrim

  1. Click Nextagain . Then make sure the Block connection option is selected and proceed by clicking Next .
  2. Leave all three options checked ( Domain, Private, Public). Click Next to click Next .
  3. Finish by giving the new network rule a name (eg Fallout 4 – Start-fixif it is Fallout 4 that crashes). Then click Finish .
  4. Now try to start your troublesome game again. Hopefully it jumps off as it should!


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