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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:32 AM

Whenever I try to import a music file into WMM, it keeps showing the importing dialog and it doesn't go away. It would stay like so untill I CTR + ALT + DEL and end the task. Anyone know how I would solve this?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:45 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

What type of files are you trying to import? Supported file types are listed in Help, under MP3.

How much free space on C: ?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:51 PM

102GB left and I'm importing mp3 files.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:57 PM

Error messages?

I've imported without any problem.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:47 AM

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9946/48426435lj4.png

It would show that message and it would stay like that. Nothing else happens.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:07 PM

Hmmm...with that amount of free space on C:, I can't think of any reason that WMM freezes unless there's file corruption.

Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling WMM?

Have you tried various .mp3 files? If it's the same file repeatedly, the file itself may be corrupt.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:17 PM

I would run a scannow. That way damaged files in Movie Maker would get repaired. Because this does sound a bit like a damaged program, doesn't it?

About scannow in XP: http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

Edited by ePost, 04 January 2009 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:37 PM

FWIW: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...oviemaker2.mspx

Not sure that sfc /scannow will be effective alternative...it's part of Windows, yet not part of Windows (like WMP used to be). It's worth a shot, in any case.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

How would I uninstall the program since its not in the Uninstall/Install option of Control Panel?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

You should not uninstall Windows Movie Maker. It can't be done in XP - I belive. For Vista, however, a new install can be downloaded here. Did you try that scannow? Is it the same no matter what mp3 song you import?

Edited by ePost, 04 January 2009 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:51 PM

Are you running an XP OS? Your screenshot looks more like a Mac. As a matter of fact it looks like Movie Maker opened in a Safari browser. It should not open in a browser at all. It has it's own GUI entirely.

Also: the true experts of Movie Maker runs a small forum - they only answer questions about Movie Maker, Photo Story and a few relevant freeware programs related to sound and video. You'll find fine help here.




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