Fallout 3 Save Crash Fix

Most people should be working their way through New Vegas now or are already on their n-th playthrough. There would be folks like me still trying to finish Fallout 3. In case you’ve encountered one of Fallout 3’s nastiest bug, like I just did – crashing on save, this might fix it for you:

The cure: blow yourself up. I know, I know, sounds insane. But do it. Turn off all auto-saving if you need to, so you can reach your Fat-Man or whatever you want, but go blow yourself to pieces. Upon reloading your last file, it’ll undo whatever causes the save corruption
GameFAQs Fallout 3 Message Board

Some commentor on the second page said simply to load the same savefile twice. I did and it didn’t work. The problem was immediately cleared up when I went back to Megaton, got my fatman and blew myself up.