Fable III for PC: "Improper shut down detected" error

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When you start Fable III for PC, the game may close unexpectedly, and you receive the following error message: 

Improper shutdown detected

If this problem persists, please check the README file. 


This problem can occur for one of the following reasons:
  • Fable III for PC did not select the correct video resolution
  • You select an unsupported video resolution in-game
  • You select an unsupported video setting in-game


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Games, and then click Games Explorer.
  3. Right-click Fable III, and then click Configure Video Options.
  4. Click to select a different Screen Resolution, and then click OK.
  5. If the issue continues to occur, repeat the previous steps and select a different video resolution.
You can also try to click the Re-detect Settings button to run the benchmark test. The test will determine the best display settings for your video card.

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Article ID: 2546531 - Last Review: July 11, 2011 - Revision: 5.1
  • Microsoft Fable III for PC
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