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Fix “Windows Movie Maker Has Stopped Working”

If you’ve had movie maker on your computer for a few years, if you’re running on a slow speed computer or laptop, if you’ve upgraded from one version to another and then eventually to the NEW Windows Live Movie Maker version, or even if you’ve just used your movie-maker application for a few hours, you’ll possibly come up with a problem where it occasionally freezes or just won’t work altogether. If a pop-up comes up that says “Windows Movie Maker Has Stopped Working” there are a few things that you can do to help solve the problem.

PLEASE NOTE: This problem can occur in windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

HERE’S THE FIX: To fix the problem, take these steps –

  1. Go to the windows (LIVE) movie maker application.
  2. Right click on properties.
  3. Click on compatibility tab.
  4. Check the box which says, “Run this program in compatibility mode”.
  5. From the drop down menu select >>> a) If you have windows 8 then select Windows 7 >>> b) If you have windows 7 then select Windows Vista ( Service pack 1 or 2) >>> c) If you have windows Vista then select Windows XP ( Service Pack 1, 2 or 3).
  6. Click on Apply then OK.
  7. The following video shows you how …


How To Auto-Recover Your Files

Open up your Movie Maker Program —->> select Tools —>> —>> Options —>> click in the General tab —>> tick the box that says ‘save auto recover every … minutes’ and then set the time to what you would like it to be. —>> click OK. I have set mine to save every 1 minute. That way, when it crashes, you will only have lost the information you entered for the last minute and no more.

How To Get Better Performance From Your Movie Maker

Go to the Start Menu on your computer —>>select My Computer —>> under system tasks, select View System Information —>> select the Advanced tab —>> click on Settings —>> select the Advanced tab again —>> under the header ‘processor scheduling’, select Background Services —>> click Apply and then OK.


How To Fix The Save HD Problem

Fixing Other Problems With Windows LIVE Movie Maker

Try out some other places to help with any problems you might have too. Many websites will provide you with viable solutions and lots more ideas. You may even like to try other applications. What works well for some might not work as well for others.

We wish you all the very best with your
Movie Making adventure.

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