Windows 8 Movie maker keeps crashing


  • I got a problem with windows 8 movie maker crashing when i go to snip the video it says windows movie maker has stopped responding. and it say close out program. it did it ever since you updated windows 8 with 16 updates. is there a way to fix this? I really need this program bad. And I get mad at computer and smash them if they don't work. Im about fed up with Microsoft.
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:46 AM

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  • Update latest graphic drivers, 

    Install klite codeck pack

    If problem persists,

    1.    Click Windows Start
     2.    Go to Control Panel
     3.    Click on Uninstall a program
     4.    Double click on Windows Live Essentials
     5.    Select Repair all Windows Live programs

    or download a fresh copy and reinstall

    Please DON'T forget to mark this as helpful if you found this is helpful ,and its the answer mark this as answer.

    Sunday, August 04, 2013 10:50 AM
  • IMO K-lite codec pack is for experts knowing exactly what it does and why they need it.  Repairing a broken Movie Maker is not the job of a 3rd party codec pack.  Your suggestion to repair all windows live programs sounds far better -- I can't really judge it, because I use this tool under Windows 7, where it never stopped responding. 
    Sunday, August 04, 2013 10:09 PM
  • IMO K-lite codec pack is for experts knowing exactly what it does and why they need it. 
    klite overwrite the windows codecs and take the precedence and installing this will help if something wrong with windows codecs which prevents movimaker from loading

    Sunday, August 04, 2013 11:33 PM
  • still didn't work. i tried everything i give up it's just stupif that microsft can't keep one os. instead of messing it up. they should have just stay with xp i was happy with it. now all thi new crap never works. ill have to buy an apple i guess. i need to edit video for youtube and im loosing money thanks to microsoft.
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:46 PM
  • ive tried that it still says not reponsiding
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:47 PM
  • This helped me:

    What the video, it might help! 

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:40 AM
  • Is there a solution to this issue? I have seen multiple complaints re application. Just purchased new laptop with Win 8 and now can not produce video's for my clients. I spent a week trying to work out what was going wrong - I thought it was my imported clips. I had to go back to my client and inform them I could not send the video to them because the clips were corrupted - Not impressed.   
    Saturday, May 31, 2014 3:34 AM
  • I suggest buying sony vegas editing software I know it's expensive. but microsft don't do anythin to fix this issue I gave up on this months ago.

    Tyler Johnson

    Saturday, May 31, 2014 5:39 AM
  • I'm having the same problem - I've already done this (repair all windows) and I'm still having this issue, I need to be able to use movie maker can someone help me asap?
    Sunday, June 22, 2014 2:25 PM
  • If you run the app as administrator it works fine in Windows 8

    Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery

    Right click on Moviemaker.exe and get properties.  Under the settings select "Run This Program as an Administrator"

    Select "Apply," then OK

    It should run without crashing

    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 1:45 PM
  • This doesn't work.... The only thing that works is by rolling it back to Windows 8 - Bad form Microsoft - this is simply not acceptable

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:35 AM

    This fixed it for me.

    Sunday, July 12, 2015 1:24 AM