This error prevents Fallout 4 from loading properly, and it is an inconvenient issue.
Fortunately, there are a few methods that you can use to fix the Fallout 4 Automaton not working error, and today we’re going to show you what to do.
- When Fallout 4 automatron stops working, you won’t be able to complete any of the missions.
- The error appears when the automatron.exe file hasn’t been installed correctly.
- In order to deal with this, make sure that your game files are up-to-date.
- Using third-party software to fix the error is another quick solution.
Disable the Windows Defender
- Press the Windows key + S hotkey.
- Enter Windows Defender in the search utility’s text box.
- Click Windows Defender to open the options in the snapshot directly below.
- Select the Virus & threat protection tab.
- Select the Virus & threat protection settings button.
- Select the Real-time protection option on the Virus & threat protection tab.
- Select the Disable real-time protection option.
- Click OK to save changes.
Run as Admin
- Right-click Fallout 4 in your Steam library and select Properties.
- Click on the Local Files tab, then go to the Betas tab.
- Select Fallout 4 Beta from the drop-down menu, then click on the Properties button.
- In the Property window, check the box for Run this program as an administrator.
- Close the window and the game.
Disable your Antivirus
- Antivirus software can interfere with the game’s connection or make some files inaccessible. So, if that could be a possible cause of the error, deactivating your antivirus might be a solution.
- Go to your Antivirus’s Settings.
- Look for Advanced settings and disable Real-time Protection.
Disable Windows Firewall
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run. Type cmd and click OK to open Command prompt as administrator.
- When Command prompt opens, enter â€ ̃netsh advfirewall firewall set allprofiles state off’ and press Enter.
Sign Out and Sign In to your Steam Account
- Log in to Steam with your credentials.
- Click on the Steam menu located in the upper-right corner of the Steam window.
- In the drop-down menu, choose Sign Out.
- Sign back in to your Steam account.
- Open Fallout 4 and open your saved game.
Uninstall and reinstall the game
- Go to Settings > Apps & features
- Select Fallout 4 > Uninstall
- Open Steam > select Library
- Right-click Fallout 4 > Properties
- Select Local Files > Verify integrity of game files
- Reboot your computer