Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010 Keeps Crashing
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 is a powerful presentation software package made available to you as a part of the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite. Owing to its wide ranging tools and features, it is widely used by professionals as well as students. With the ability to work with most operating systems, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 offers several improved features over its predecessors. This software application also integrates video conversation features and the enhanced ribbon toolbar facilitates enhanced usability for users. Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, you can easily create, manage, and collaborate documents and presentations with your peer group.
However, sometimes Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 may crash repeatedly and make it difficult for you to create presentations using this software. Some of the commonest reasons that trigger the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Crash Issue include:
- Presence of Malware/ Virus issues
- Presence of conflicting add-ins
- Use of too much memory due to overuse of formatting etc.
- Presence of corrupt registry
- Updates not installed
- Presence of incompatible device driver
- Using two Monitor adaptors
- Deleted application files
Although the reasons could be as varied as the ones mentioned above, they can nonetheless be easily resolved by resorting to a few simple fixes.
- Install robust antivirus software to identify and remove all virus and malware from your PC.
- Remove conflicting add-ins or disable them temporarily so that they do not create further errors. You can easily re-enable the add-ins should you require them at a later stage.
- Upgrade your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 32-bit application to the 64-bit version so that you are able to enjoy better space and memory. This will help you to reduce errors caused by memory shortage.
- Install the latest updates by visiting the official website of Microsoft and enable the application to work in a smooth manner.
- If you have a conflicting device driver installed for your printer/ audio equipment/ graphics cards, etc. you will need to update the driver to its latest version or disable the integrity between Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and the device. This can help you to fix the crash issue.
- If you may have accidentally deleted an important application file, you will face the crash issue. To fix it, you will have to uninstall the application and re-install it entirely.
When your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 program will crash suddenly, it will also result in loss of files. If you had been working on an important project, losing a file could mean much headache. Follow the easy steps given below to recover your document after the application program has crashed:
- Reopen your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 file, soon after it has crashed and go to the ‘Document Recovery’ task pane on the left of the screen
- Click the most recent file and hit ‘Open’
- Review the file to check if all the slides are intact.
- Click ‘File’ and then click ‘Save’ to overwrite the original file. You can also save the file with a new name or in a different location
- Click ‘Close’ and continue to work on your presentation
- In case, a particular Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 file has gone corrupt, you can recover the file by moving it to a different location on your hard drive and opening it from there
- Try to retrieve individual PowerPoint slides by clicking on the ‘Insert’ option and then click on the ‘Slides from Files’ to pull the corrupted file name from the slide finder
- Restart your computer in Safe Mode to recover the document and then load the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 application to open the presentation in this mode.
If the above is sounding complex, you can easily retrieve your files using the built-in auto recovery feature in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010!