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windows movie maker

by johnlovesmoney / May 7, 2007 9:40 AM PDT

every time i try to open it, it shows that "windows movie maker has encountered a problem and has to close. blah blah blah" ive tried to delete it and redownload it, but it just wont work. ive heard that once movie maker goes bad, you cant fix it, because something microsoft did while coming out with xp or mm2. is this true? can ANYONE help me fix it???!!!

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Sadly I've had to reload the OS when that happens.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 12:15 PM PDT
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Given so little clues that's the cure.


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yea, i was afraid of that.
by johnlovesmoney / May 8, 2007 5:40 AM PDT

if i do that though, it will take off all my programs, files, anything that is not on the os, stock and out of the box, etc.. will it not?

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It's what we prepare for.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2007 6:06 AM PDT

Hard disks eventually fail. So we practice for that event ahead of time. Now would be a good time?

-> I dropped a hint that with only what clues were provided, this is the only surefire cure I know of.


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by johnlovesmoney / May 8, 2007 10:25 AM PDT

sorry bob. what other info could i give you that would be to some value to you? can i restore mm2 to when it was working, and mm2 only; not the entire os? if so, how?
sorry, but patience is probably going to be involved a lot in helping me.

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Try what the forum note tells and ..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2007 12:14 PM PDT
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Dive into the EVENT VIEWER (clear, crash then look) to share what shows up. It could be as simple as an old driver but there are no clues to work with.


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