Microsoft® Powerpoint Stopped Working
Are you facing problems with Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your system? Find out how to solve them.
Microsoft provides many applications for enhancing functionality of their Windows based Operating Systems. Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation application which comes as part of Microsoft Office Suite. There are many different versions of Microsoft PowerPoint that are simple to install and use. Microsoft PowerPoint helps in creating presentations with slideshow and other effects easily that are visually appealing. Regardless of the version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your system, some problems might come up with the use of application. Some of the common issues include Microsoft PowerPoint not working, errors while using Microsoft PowerPoint, application freezing, sudden application termination, system freezing when using Microsoft PowerPoint and so on. Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your system might not be working because of many reasons such as problems with the system files associated with application, registry related errors, issues with application files of Microsoft PowerPoint, third party application preventing Microsoft PowerPoint from working, etc.
Following are the ways to fix Microsoft PowerPoint not working issue:
- Run diagnostic tool
- Verify system file integrity
- Clear registry errors
Run diagnostic tool
New versions of Microsoft PowerPoint comes with a diagnostic tool that can be used to detect any issues within the application. This diagnostic tool can be located in 'Microsoft' tab of start menu. All users facing issues with Microsoft PowerPoint are advised to access this tool and run it. This would automatically fix any issues within the application files and get Microsoft PowerPoint to work properly.
Verify system file integrity
Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your system is associated with Windows system files on your computer. If these system files have some problems, then issues such as system errors would occur when Microsoft PowerPoint is invoked for function. The users of Microsoft PowerPoint facing problems are advised to check integrity of system files using 'sfc/ scannow' command in command prompt and if system files are found damaged, the operating system would have to be repaired with genuine installation disk to solve the issues. Microsoft PowerPoint users can also try restoring the system to a previous restore point when the issue has not occured.
Registry contains all information regarding the working of Windows components (hardware as well as software). Over the time, registry of Windows computers tend to develop some errors and if registry entries of Microsoft PowerPoint are involved in some clashes with other registry entries, issues would come up. Such problems can be only solved by clearing the errors within the registry. In order to do so, unwanted registry entries should be removed. Users can either make use of a registry cleaning software or remove unwanted entries manually. All users are advised to backup the registry before making any changes to it.
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