movie maker shuts down with no warning


L

leozane

please help. I have windows xp and movie maker 2.1 and every time i drag
about the fifth frame of a video clip into timeline the entire movie maker
just shuts down with no warning and doesnt even save what i was working on
when re opened. please help.
 
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L

leozane

thanks for trying to help but un checking all the boxes makes nothing work at
all on the movie maker. i just tried it. getting frustrated, spent ten hours
 
J

John Inzer

leozane said:
please help. I have windows xp and movie maker 2.1 and every time i
drag about the fifth frame of a video clip into timeline the entire
movie maker just shuts down with no warning and doesnt even save what
i was working on when re opened. please help.

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I do not have the exact cure but I can offer
some ideas...

Sounds like a system resource issue....
but if the clip that always causes the crash
is the "same" clip...it may be a corrupted
file...try a different one. If that's not it...read on.....

Disconnect from the net and close all programs...
especially virus scanners before opening Movie
Maker.

Uninstall unused programs, delete files that are
no longer important. IOW...free up some space.

Increase the size of your Paging File...the
following article explains how.

(308417) HOW TO: Set Performance Options
in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308417

Try doing some maintenance...Disk Cleanup,
Error Checking, Defrag...

Empty your Temporary Internet Files Folder.

(260897) How to Delete the Contents of the
Temporary Internet Files Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=260897

Running Disk Cleanup, Error Checking and
Defrag on a regular schedule is a good idea.

(310312) Description of the Disk Cleanup
Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310312

(315265) How to Perform Disk Error Checking
in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315265
(check the two boxes..."Automatically fix file
system errors" and "Scan for and attempt
recovery of bad sectors") the utility will run
the next time you restart your computer.
(run error checking repeatedly until it finds
no errors)

(314848) How to Defragment Your Disk
Drive Volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314848

Try converting your .jpgs to Windows Bitmaps
[.bmp} before importing them into Movie Maker.

File type compatibility with Movie Maker
http://tinyurl.com/v8tee

Some users have reported problems
after installing IE7. If this applies to your
situation ...uninstalling IE7 may be worth
a try.

(927177) How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927177/en-us

I've also seen a report that disabling the
ffdshow codec could be the fix. To accomplish
this...open Movie Maker and go to...Tools /
Options / Compatibility tab...Uncheck...
ffdshow / OK.

===
(You can disable ffdshow with this command:
regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\ffdshow\ffdshow.ax"
After running that command, the regular
DivX/XviD codecs will be used instead of ffdshow.
You can enable ffdshow again with this command:
regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\ffdshow\ffdshow.ax" )
===

More info:

Movie Maker 2 Crashes and Hangs
http://tinyurl.com/bqgyx

Movie Maker always has to close
http://tinyurl.com/fw76b
or...
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.moviemaker/msg/ae88267a9e023836

--

John Inzer
Digital Media MVP

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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