How to Fix Fallout 3 ordinal 43 not found error Windows 10

What is ‘Fallout 3 ordinal 43 not found’ error in Windows 10?

If you are facing ‘Fallout 3 ordinal 43 not found’ error while trying to launch Fallout 3 game in Windows 10, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Fallout 3’ game: Fallout 3 is post-apocalyptic action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 3 game is available for Microsoft Windows OS, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 devices. The make marks major shift in series by using 3D graphics and real-time combat replacing 2D isometric graphics and turn-based combat of previous installments.

However, several users reported they faced ‘Fallout 3 ordinal 43 not found’ or ‘Fallout 3 – ordinal not found’ error while they tried to run or play Fallout 3 game in Windows 10 computer. The error popup is appeared with title ‘Fallout3.exes – Original Not Found’ and says the Original 43 couldn’t be found in Windows System library. Let’s take a look at error message.

“Error message: Fallout3.exe- Ordinal Not Found

The ordinal 43 could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\xlive.dll”

Users explained that this error is started appearing usually after updating Windows OS or after installing a different version of Operating System in computer. One core reason behind this issue is the games for Windows Live program are not installed. You can install it immediately as the game was originally designed to run along with this program.

This error can also be occurred due to missing or corrupted xlive.dll – DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file in computer. You can fix DLL error or DLL file missing error in order to resolve the error. Another possible reason behind this issue can be newly installed incompatible driver in computer. If you have installed driver for some device in Windows computer that is incompatible with the game, then you can uninstall it and install the correct & compatible driver version in order to resolve the issue. Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix Fallout 3 ordinal 43 not found error in Windows 10?

Method 1: Fix ‘Fallout 3 ordinal 43 not found’ error with ‘PC Repair Tool’

‘PC Repair Tool’ is easy & quick way to find and fix BSOD errors, DLL errors, EXE errors, problems with programs/applications, malware or viruses in computer, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.

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Method 2: Install games for Windows Live in Windows 10 computer

One possible way to resolve the issue is to install games for Windows Live in your Windows 10 computer.

Step 1: Open your browser and visit ‘Microsoft Official website’ and download Games for Windows Live.

Step 2: Once downloaded, find and double-click on downloaded setup file and follow on-screen instructions to finish installation. This way, you can fix xLive.dll file missing error in computer means this file is now be available on your computer. Check if the error is resolved.

Method 3: Download missing DLL file like xlive.dll

Another possible way to fix the issue is to download the missing DLL file that was causing the error. Once downloaded, move the downloaded DLL file to installation folder of Fallout 3 game.

Step 1: Open your browser and visit ‘https://www.dll-files.com/xlive.dll.html’ page or ‘DLL-Files.com’ page and search for ‘Games for Windows Live DLL’ in description relating to DLL file

Step 3: Download the correct DLL file that was missing or showing in error, in your computer

Step 4: Once downloaded, extract the downloads folder, right-click on download DLL file and select ‘Copy’

Step 5: Now, open ‘Fallout 3’ game installation folder. You can open Installation folder by opening ‘Steam Client’, go to ‘Library’, find and right-click ‘Fallout 3’ and select ‘Properties’, click ‘Browse Local Files’ button to open File Location of the game or navigate the following path

C >> Program Files (x86) >> Steam >> steamapps >> common

Step 6: Or you can right-click on Fallout 3 game app icon on desktop and select ‘Open File Location’. Once you are inside installation folder of Fallout 3 game, right-click on empty space in installation folder, and select ‘Paste’ to paste the download DLL file

Step 7: Once done, restart Fallout 3 game and check if the error is resolved.

Method 4: Run Fallout 3 game with Administrator permission

This error can be occurred if Fallout 3 game is not running administrator permission or is not running compatibility mode. You can run the game in compatibility mode with administrator in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: Open Installation folder of Fallout 3 game using above method, right-click on fallout3.exe file and select ‘Properties’

Step 2: In ‘Properties’, click on ‘Compatibility’ tab, check ‘Run this program as an administrator’ checkbox, under ‘Compatibility Mode’ section, check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ checkbox and choose your Windows OS version or prior version from dropdown

Step 3: Finally, click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ button to save the changes and restart your computer. After restart, restart Fallout 3 game and check if it works for you.

Method 5: Install older graphics card drivers

This issue can be occurred due to incompatible graphics card driver is installed in your computer. You can revert graphics card driver to previous version in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’

Step 2: Expand ‘Display Adapters’ category, right-click on your graphics card driver and select ‘Uninstall Device’ and once uninstalled, restart your computer

Step 3:  Now, open your browser and visit your graphics card manufacturer official site and search for your graphics card driver. Download the older version of graphics card driver and install it into computer. Once done, restart your computer and restart Fallout 3 game and check if it works for you.

Download or reinstall graphics card driver update in Windows 10 [Automatically]

You can also try to get latest updates for all Windows drivers with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. You can get this tool through button/link below.

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Conclusion

I am sure this post helped you on How to fix Fallout 3 ordinal 43 not found error in Windows 10 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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