What is the solution to the error code 80 when playing the game Oblivion.

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The oblivion error code 80 is a problem that can occur when trying to launch the game. This error is typically caused by a file being missing or corrupt. There are a few ways to fix this problem, but the most common is to simply re-install the game. This should replace any missing or corrupt files and allow the game to launch properly.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Shut down your computer
  2. Restart your computer
  3. When you restart your computer, press the F8 key to open the boot menu.
  4. Select your operating system, and then press the restart button.
  5. After your computer restarts, open Windows Explorer, and then try to open Oblivion again.

2. Delete any mods you have installed and try again

  1. Click on "Data Files"
  2. Find and select the mod you want to delete
  3. Click on "Delete"
  4. Click on "Yes" when prompted to confirm deletion

3. Reinstall Oblivion

  1. Close all programs and windows that are using Oblivion
  2. Uninstall Oblivion if it is installed
  3. Download and install the Oblivion Reinstallation Disk
  4. Double-click on the Oblivion Reinstallation Disk icon
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions
  6. Reinstall Oblivion
  7. Once Oblivion has been reinstalled, launch it and check for any errors
  8. If there are any errors, repeat the steps to fix them

4. Try running Oblivion in compatibility mode

  1. Launch Oblivion and click on the "Data Files" tab.
  2. Click on the "Compatibility Mode" button.
  3. Choose the "Windows XP" operating system from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the "OK" button.
  5. Click on the "Start" button.
  6. When Oblivion has loaded, click on the "Play" button.
  7. If the error code 80 appears, close Oblivion and try running it again in compatibility mode.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Try running Oblivion as an administrator.
  2. Check for updates for your graphics drivers and install them.
  3. Disable any antivirus software you have running and try again.
  4. Try running Oblivion on a different computer.