Resolving Windows® Movie Maker Not Responding Issue
Get to know more about why Windows Movie Maker installed on your system is not working
Microsoft provides many applications or utilities to make working on Windows-based computers fun as well as efficient. Windows Movie Maker is a utility with which users can make home movies easily. Windows Movie Maker tool comes with almost all versions of Windows-based operating systems and is very simple to use. Some of the features included in Windows Movie Maker include effects, transitions, credits, audio track, time line narration, etc. Windows Movie Maker can be also used to edit basic audio tracks. With Windows Movie Maker users can export audio tracks in a sound file format. Although using Windows Movie Maker is very simple, there are some problems that might come up with its use. These include Windows Movie Maker crashing, Windows Movie Maker not responding, error messages coming up stating that a particular task cannot be completed, etc. Windows Movie Maker installed on your system might not be responding because of many reasons such as problems with some of the application files/ system files of the tool, registry clashes, some other program running in the background clashing with the Windows Movie Maker service, malware infections, etc. Windows Movie Maker not responding issue causes users to lose data on which they were working at the time of the problem coming up as the program would have to be forcefully terminated.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix Windows Movie Maker not responding issue:
- Check System File Integrity
- Clear Registry Errors
- Stop Unwanted Services
Check System File Integrity
Damage to some of the system files associated with the functioning of Windows Movie Maker can also result in the utility not responding issue. All users having Windows Movie Maker not responding issue are suggested to check the integrity of the system files on the OS using the 'sfc/ scannow' command in the command prompt and if the system files are found damaged, repairing the OS using default OS repair tool can solve the problem.
Clear Registry Errors
Data regarding the working of all applications installed on Windows-based computers are stored in the registry. Registry entries are created automatically and they might develop some errors over time as the system is used. Clashes between the registry entries of Windows Movie Maker and some other entries can cause Windows Movie Maker to stop responding. Clearing off the registry errors using a registry cleaning software would help solve Windows Movie Maker not responding issue.
Many applications can be installed on your computer. If the services of some of the applications installed and running in the background of the system are incompatible with the service of Windows Movie Maker, then the clashes between them can cause Windows Movie Maker to stop responding. Such problems can be solved by stopping unwanted services on the system using task manager and then disabling or uninstalling the incompatible application.
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