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How to Reinstall Windows Movie Maker
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Software | Unrated
How to Reinstall Windows Movie Maker

NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to perform this procedure.

Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command:
%systemroot%\inf

NOTE : There are no spaces at all in the preceding command line.

Click OK to open the INF folder.
Locate the file moviemk.inf
Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Search needs to proceed normally.

You will be asked to place your windows XP cd rom in the drive.

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    For Windows Movie Maker 2.1 You do not need the XP CD ROM because you have updated. C:WindowsService pack Filesi386moviemk.exe is needed
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by drjamesr@aol.com)
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    So long as SP2 is installed the XP disk is not needed but the path needed when re-installing is C:windowsServicePackFilesi386moviemk.exe that is with an extra back slash from the path in comment 1
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thx, that article helps me very much
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Cus it was rubbish
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    If you erased the sp2 files download this http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en then put that instead of the windows xp cd
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very helpful to me. Fixed my Movie Maker problems better than Microsoft ever could have.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THis is not useful and is not what im looking for!
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I still have the window that says, "file for video transitions and effects is missing." Any suggestions? I have no transitions of effects and I don't know how I lost them.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    amazing the best i ever seen.. thanks a lot... sorry for my bad english...
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by anonymous)
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    Exactly as i needed.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ok very objective. i spend ninus tham 5 min. thanks
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is crap. Still says the file cannot be found!
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    NOTE: My computer (a Dell Inspiron) had directory structures a little different. Once I found the paths it worked great. Go to %systemroot%inf and right-click on moviemk.inf and hit install like the directions say. When you insert your CD and your computer says "I can't find this file" (assuming D: is your CD-ROM drive letter) set it to D:i386. That's where the moviemk.ex_ and .dll files are located. It takes a minute tops, and works great to fix the "missing transitions" error message. Hope this helps.
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by davidel)
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    this worked for me, though my oem PC has an "i386" dir off the root which had the SP2 source files in. I noticed before doing this that the moviemk.exe file in the Movie Maker dir was not the right version (should be 2.1.4026.0 for MM2.1). After this re-install, it was back at the right version. The only thing I did inbetween was install MacOS look-alike interface called FlyakiteOSX - saw this also reported by someone else on a different forum.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work at all
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works easy if you have a slipstreamed Windows XP SP2 installation CD.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I reinstalled it but it keeps closing 2 seconds after I open it. I have reinstalled it, have downloaded SP2 and it still closes as soon as I open it.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks!!! it works perfectly and got MM2.1 reinstalled.
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Everything worked the way it was listed. Thank you!!! Jcole
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I absolutely love you. You just saved my project's life, I needed Movie Maker for it and this worked 100% perfectly. Thank you so much!
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Program is asking to insert SP3 CD... SP3 was D/L as a update there was no CD
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    look those solutions arent working for me. when i try to reinstall the WMM and he aks for the file I wrote this path C:windowsServicePackFilesi386moviemk.exe but appears an error! I dont know what else to do!
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I could not locate the C:WINDOWSinfi386 file it wanted to install the above file. I inserted the cd it asked for but it couldn't locate the file.
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by the player)
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    I have been feeling so dumb trying to figure out what I did wrong that caused the application to crash. This is a great relief, dude! Thanks so much.
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    OMG After looking for so long for how to fix it, this did the trick. Thanks so much.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i cannot install, when i right-clicked the file it didin't say "install"
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks a lot, A to Z !! I also had to install latest Direct X. Now I can drag MP2, MP3 and VMA sound tracks to timeline without problems. Consulting Microsoft gave nothing (as most of the time!) Wished I had a movie/picture/sound-computer dedicated for these purposes only, cleansed from 75% Microsoft that I donīt need.
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    my cd is not readily accessible. going to use some free, open source software (already found it) to solve the problem that i was hoping 'windows movie maker' could solve.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by Sam)
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    Doesn't work. (I enter the direcotry to the movimk.ex_ and it gets me to an error.) Anyway, Microsoft = BIG SHIT !
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because I have not this File MOVIEMK.INF in Inf File
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Well, it got reinstalled, but there are still NO transitions available to me. There is the folder displayed in the program, but still with no contents at all.
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didn't work. I was asked to put a CD inot the drive but I don't have one. My computer came with it already installed and I didn't get any discs with it.
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    pro!done in less then 3 minutes
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I get a error message even after I did this....Mystery. Debug it and Movie make goes away.
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Well, nice try but not enough info- alternatives.. it did not work- install failed.. it seems my Windows CD is not service pack 2 (which is what was askewd for) SP@ was upgraded over internet. What now ??
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is the only site who ever solved my problem!
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    1. Many people don't have an XP cd-rom as it's frequently pre-installed. 2. I just got an error message saying couldn't install - where do I go from there?
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    That's Great if you have XP discs or SP2 discs, but this system is on the recovery partition. There were no disc's except the HD. Downloading and installing SP_2 manually doen't work either nor does buring an iso image onto a disc???? How about that..
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very helpful. But needs to include possibility that the CD is stored on the hard drive (such as c:WinXPsetupCD)
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by taco)
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    didnt help me at all....no matter what i do i just get "cannot copy" when i try and install it...i have the service pack installed????????
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I get same error as message #75 Music Maker has encounter a problem and has to close. Reinstall was not difficult but did not fix my problem. New laptop, has never worked. Manufacturer say this is Microsoft's problem. Any ideas?
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    who in hells name has a service pack 2 cd?? fucking microsoft hope everybody in the world dies
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by Joshua Lapin)
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    I was able to reinstall the WMM with the procedure. I have XP Pro x64 but for some reason WMM has to close right after opening the application. The same reaction as before I reinstalled it. The WMM worked when I installed the OS but recently hasn't. Any suggestions?
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    well, I don't even find the cd of my XP, but I also try first to download the movie maker alone, but this is impossible then what I've try is to download the sp2, I do it but this doesn't funtion, where can I find the "C:WindowsService pack Filesi386moviemk.exe " ny computer doesn't have it. thanks
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by ka)
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    i steel can't all titles and credits..(((
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i cant when i right-click on moviemk.inf 'install' does come up... it didnt help me very much at all.
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by Ruichao)
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    Great, this is the best solution. Thanks all! Just for some additional information: if you are an IBM Thinkpad user, you can locate the file moviemk.ex_ at the directory: "C:I386"
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Fuh- Kat.
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just Another Wate Of Time !
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    easy to understand and fix the problem.
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Followed all the instructions, nothing happened when I clicked the moviemk.inf file, it opened as a notepad doc.
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work.
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by Posh)
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    Rubbish! Nothing works and I am not exactly stupid when it comes to MS fixes.
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I had almost given up hope but ....COMMENT 58 WORKED FOR ME!!!!! woooohoooo 'As I already had Service Pack 2 downloaded on my computer this exact description didnt work for me and I had to search for the files within my Windows folder. The files were loacted within a folder "ServicePackFiles" which is inside the "Windows" folder. Thanks anyway, this did help me get started.'
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    My windows movie maker closes by itself when i do ANYTHING, please help.
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Sp2 is required and it still won't re-instal windows moviemaker
     
  • Comment #57 (Posted by lnb4)
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    this didnt work for crap... with XPlite i uninstalled my windows movie maker and now its gone... i tried this and it keeps on saying i need the disk... XP came preinstalled for me... so i have no disks... it kept on shutting off. none of the files are labeled .inf but i did find the movie maker file WTF in the name of gosh do i do now!
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by aaron sims)
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    umm yea after i right click and hit install it comes up with this thing sayin it needs files and i dont have a xp cd no more so what should i do
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Resolved my problem. Thanks
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    some people dont have the disc on hand... preinstallation with computer
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Finally a fix that worked perfectly!
     
  • Comment #62 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very bad because advertisement is before and more eyecatching than the purpose of the page.
     
  • Comment #63 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Some of you clowns should work for Microsoft. You are almost as helpless!
     
  • Comment #64 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't have any Windows XP CDs! This is Useless!
     
  • Comment #65 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    solved my problem
     
  • Comment #66 (Posted by Ben)
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    If you follow the first couple comments that come along with this post, it is very helpful! MovieMaker kept crashing so I deleted the files and then followed these steps. It works great now!
     
  • Comment #67 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I had to do a little research, but this did help a little. As I already had Service Pack 2 downloaded on my computer this exact description didnt work for me and I had to search for the files within my Windows folder. The files were loacted within a folder "ServicePackFiles" which is inside the "Windows" folder. Thanks anyway, this did help me get started.
     
  • Comment #68 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have a problem - my computer crashed and I had to have a new hard drive. I did not have a CD-Rom for Windows XP - it came installed with the computer. I have Movie Maker, HP Media Center PC. Since the new hard drive, I cannot get the audio and video to sync. I have Service Pk 3. How can I proceed?
     
  • Comment #69 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Need a CD, don't got.
     
  • Comment #70 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it failed for me
     
  • Comment #71 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cant find moviemk.inf folder
     
  • Comment #72 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sucks
     
  • Comment #73 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It helped me a lot, thanks!!!!!
     
  • Comment #74 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesnt help fix my problem, cause computers dont ship with disks
     
  • Comment #75 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    need cd
     
  • Comment #76 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What do you do when it's not in there?
     
  • Comment #77 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Tried without CD, frustrated, tried to find CD, pissed off, tried to find CD again, screw WMM and mircrosoft and this guide.
     
  • Comment #78 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its should say at the beginnig tht u need a cd an wer u can get it from people do need help u know and they need to know what hey need to help it corr...
     
  • Comment #79 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I tried the %INF and the moviemk.inf wasn't there,. I have W-vista and just had IN"P" files and no moviemk.inp there as well???
     
  • Comment #80 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it needs windows XP cd rom
     
  • Comment #81 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it sOcks cuz i dont have that CD
     
  • Comment #82 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked , cheers !
     
  • Comment #83 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment 13 helped me, thanks very much whoever you are, i don't get any problems at all now =].
     
  • Comment #84 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I Rated It A 5 Because This Tip Really Helped, And It Fixed My Problem..... Thank You :D
     
  • Comment #85 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it always appear unexpected error
     
  • Comment #86 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Disn't work. It was looking for file moviemk.exe which is missing from my hard drive(s) I searched. I also searched my XP install disk which contains SP2 but not found. So I am going back to Google for more ideas
     
  • Comment #87 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didnt work
     
  • Comment #88 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sucks
     
  • Comment #89 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    did not help
     
  • Comment #90 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's great. Thank you.
     
  • Comment #91 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It did'nt worked.
     
  • Comment #92 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks drjamesr@aol.com... I went a little different though, I opened C:drive servicpackfiles i386 and hit open. The file went right in... Thanks again!
     
  • Comment #93 (Posted by Levygs)
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    Ok, so if you're unable to locate the "wmm2ae.dll" files, I have the solution: There are 3 paths to find them: 1. C:Program FilesMovie Maker 2. C:WINDOWS$NtServicePackUninstall$ 3. C:WINDOWSServicePackFilesi386- I used this one. Hope this helps!. 8P
     
  • Comment #94 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    OK, this is the easiest most simplest way to fix the problem. Download Movie Maker from Download.com They don't have 2.0 not 2.1 but it's better than having no effects and transitions and whatnot. I did it and PROBLEM SOLVED
     
  • Comment #95 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    faboulus it worked with the other ppls advice too ^0^
     
  • Comment #96 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THE FOLLOWING DOES WORK! YOU NEED WINDOWS XP WITH SP2!!!! NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to perform this procedure. Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command: %systemroot%inf NOTE : There are no spaces at all in the preceding command line. Click OK to open the INF folder. Locate the file moviemk.inf Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Search needs to proceed normally. You will be asked to place your windows XP cd rom in the drive.
     
  • Comment #97 (Posted by DAn)
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    i did wut it said then i went to search for windows movie maker i clicked on it then when it loaded a pop up came up saying debug and 2 other things i clicked close and it closed windows move maker when i went back into it and tryed to click debug it closed it again some1 help me
     
  • Comment #98 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't work, It won't copy the files for some reason. Trust Microsoft to come up with some buggy program that has so many messed up problems...
     
  • Comment #99 (Posted by James)
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    THANK YOU for posting this. This solution did not fix my problem, but at least I could move forward with diagnosing the issue. MOVIE MAKER WOULD RUN FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS THEN SHUT DOWN. I found the solution on microsoft.com. ACCORDING TO MICROSOFT - Movie Maker will quit unexpectedly if more than 100 DirectShow video transitions or video effects are installed on your computer. I unintstalled WinDVD Creator and Movie Maker works fine. Follow this link to Microsoft's Movie Maker FAQ and diagnosis section. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/create/faq.mspx THANKS FOR BUILDING THIS PAGE!!!
     
  • Comment #100 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment #2 (Posted by drjamesr@aol.com) dude i love you
     
  • Comment #101 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Try uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 if WMM is shutting down a couple of seconds after you open it.
     
  • Comment #102 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This fix is the ticket!!!!
     
  • Comment #103 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work
     
  • Comment #104 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This place sucks it dosent work at all people dont be fooled byt this crap it dosent work and is shit.
     
  • Comment #105 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked perfectly and directions were easy to follow
     
  • Comment #106 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It seemsa simple enough. But I supsedly need a CD tthat I don't have.
     
  • Comment #107 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It really but it may get a bit tricky when errors show up. You don't really need the CD, just go through the folders and retry the installation.
     
  • Comment #108 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This worked fine for reinstall but it did not solve my problem. Cannot view loaded wmm files in timeline or storyboard. Only sound. Have checked all possible known problems. Still no joy.Cannot identify when or how this problem arose. Worked fine initially.
     
  • Comment #109 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You dont get the CD-Rom when purchasing your computer
     
  • Comment #110 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    yeah a lot of help not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this is a not of fucking CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  • Comment #111 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it definitely helped me get back on track...Thanks
     
  • Comment #112 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    what about thoose who dont have a recovery CD .. on my laptop.. i just need to click on F11 while starting up my comp. and it will reinstall the winsdow.. so it mean i didnt got any cd when i brought the comp. plzz tell me what to do
     
  • Comment #113 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Its very good.Its helpful to find solution........[:)]
     
  • Comment #114 (Posted by Marie)
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    Hooray! Hooray! I've been at this for 6 hours trying to get Movie Maker working again, with no luck. Kept getting error messeage that it had to shut down. I found your instructions and two minutes later I'm up and running. Thanks so much!!
     
  • Comment #115 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This comment helped me because I had the same problem so I downloaded MM2 to try and fix it. "For Windows Movie Maker 2.1 You do not need the XP CD ROM because you have updated. C:WindowsService pack Filesi386moviemk.exe is needed"
     
  • Comment #116 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I keeps asking for the disk
     
  • Comment #117 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thank you very much. you save me a lot of time
     
  • Comment #118 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    there isn't a folder by that name
     
  • Comment #119 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is but my pc does not have it in the folder
     
  • Comment #120 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The easiest way is search for a file called moviemk.exe (it could be anywhere...). Then right click
     
  • Comment #121 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Internet Explorer 7 was the culprut for me once i removed that everything was working fine, I also could move the error to the buttom of the screen and keep working on my projects. Thanks
     
  • Comment #122 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I do not have the XP CD
     
  • Comment #123 (Posted by God)
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    Thanks
     
  • Comment #124 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    install but not ok when i add MP3 not working could not be imported. The selected file is not valid or is corrupted.
     
  • Comment #125 (Posted by Anakarnina)
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    Thanks alot. It works and solve my problem wiht Windows movie maker without reinstalling Windows. I search many hours to find sulotion and you made it. Thanks again
     
  • Comment #126 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i have the service pack two for home edition, and i downloaded the pack two xp professional from the internet. i tried this process but it doesn't work!!!
     
  • Comment #127 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    And next what? My laptop dont have the xp cd, so how can i re install the program....
     
  • Comment #128 (Posted by Maz)
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    OK some HELP ME PLZ!! My movie Maker is not importing videos or sounds or n e thing for that matter. The Time line thing is black. I dont know hwo to make it work and i dont think i hav eth file thingy and i dotn have the XP cd. SOME ONE PLZ HELP ME!!
     
  • Comment #129 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't see moviemk.inf i see moviemk and movie.pmf
     
  • Comment #130 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works. But if your xp cd-rom is older than sp2, than you need to find the moviemk.exe file in your c:windows folder when it asks for the file
     
  • Comment #131 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it just worked.
     
  • Comment #132 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cos i cba to do the disk, fuck u
     
  • Comment #133 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I am missing something. I do not have a sp3 pack cd and I don't understand what comment 2 or 3 are saying. I cannot use MM as it wont take any video clips. Any help?
     
  • Comment #134 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This worked great for me! THANK YOU! And the error was created by instaling Visual Themes (vista look-like theme ) so if you don't want to mess up your Windows do not install visual themes , packs , transformation packs.
     
  • Comment #135 (Posted by roxanne)
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    I really had to thank you.. for your instructions.. because Ideleted my wmm and i need it back and i don't really have the genuine operating windows xp sp 2.. so a million thank you to you
     
  • Comment #136 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sorry but theres no moviemk.inf on my comp. it doesent help me.,.,.,duh
     
  • Comment #137 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    wow superb great job
     
  • Comment #138 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    IT DIDNT WORK YOU SHITHEAD!
     
  • Comment #139 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    or c:/windows/servicepackfiles/i386/moviemk.exe
     
  • Comment #140 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    when i first run the application, it was fine, but then the 2nd time i run it, it's saying 'the file for transition and effect is missing', how can i fix this?
     
  • Comment #141 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks a lot..i really did it well...thanks to you...
     
  • Comment #142 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    awesome much thx 2u :D
     
  • Comment #143 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't have that file in there...
     
  • Comment #144 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks.. very practical.. this help me a lots.. microsoft help is suck!!!
     
  • Comment #145 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hey i've clicked right click on the file but i cant find any reinstal
     
  • Comment #146 (Posted by AntiSaby)
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    THANX MAN. IT WORKED EXCELLENTLY.
     
  • Comment #147 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This only works if you have the XP SP2 cd. I removed Movie Maker from my programs, and now I want to add it back. The only way seems to be to re-install SP2, and Microsoft doesn't make that very easy.
     
  • Comment #148 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have the XP cd-rom without SP3, what now to do?
     
  • Comment #149 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i CANT FIND Moviemaker.inf i can only find .pnf
     
  • Comment #150 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ask to type the path where the file is located.
     
  • Comment #151 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I cannot set up window movie maker program
     
  • Comment #152 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    perfect
     
  • Comment #153 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    how many people have the windows xp cd.....
     
  • Comment #154 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it was very easy to do....:-)
     
  • Comment #155 (Posted by De Andra Powell)
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    I have the same problem, i am affraid to try the Inf trick? will it mess up my computer? i need help, Brickpack program can cause these problems for WMM to.
     
  • Comment #156 (Posted by simo)
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    thaks soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much i was in need thank u!!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #157 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Sorted thanx. Easy, just point to the I386 folder on the cd and job done
     
  • Comment #158 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    when u right click it dosen't say install. What do i do?
     
  • Comment #159 (Posted by Fox Mulder)
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    It worked for me! =D You have to have service pack 2 (I just downloaded it) I feel like such a genius.
     
  • Comment #160 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    please i want the automatic re install the movie maker windows software
     
  • Comment #161 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    there was no inf only pmf
     
  • Comment #162 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't have the XP CD, as it was not shipped with my computer. The Recovery Wizard was saved in my computer.
     
  • Comment #163 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    my mums being a bitch and wont give me the windows xp cd
     
  • Comment #164 (Posted by conquer)
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    why don't you try typing moviemk.exe on the search results window?
     
  • Comment #165 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I am Admin, I got the Xp CD in the drive, but I dont have a file named moviemk.inf in c/windows/inf/ :-( I tried all to get this prog again, nothing workes, even internet downloads from serveral sources and reinstalling the utility progs from the xp cd didnt help.
     
  • Comment #166 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    easy as pie fix! thanks
     
  • Comment #167 (Posted by Joel)
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    Problem Solved. Way to go! I love windows movie maker, easy and simple.
     
  • Comment #168 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    can't locate moviemk.inf on C:Windowsinf folder... it was lost!
     
  • Comment #169 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I always had the problem of the file for video effects and transitions to be missing, and this solved it! Thank you Super Admin, fuck you microsoft!
     
  • Comment #170 (Posted by Great)
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    some of these people are trollin' around throwing bad comments and stuff...common sense please..
     
  • Comment #171 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks a lot Sir!
     
  • Comment #172 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I dont have the .dll files left in my computer
     
  • Comment #173 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this did not work at all. too many steps left out to accomplish this.
     
  • Comment #174 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    becuase i got it back
     
  • Comment #175 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sucks!
     
  • Comment #176 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very nice article, good job : )
     
  • Comment #177 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What happens if there is no INF folder? I was stuck on the second command.
     
  • Comment #178 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked as it says... Thanks!
     
  • Comment #179 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    So you do need a Windows XP cd-rom?
     
  • Comment #180 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i dont have a windows xp cd
     
  • Comment #181 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Artyicle is fine, but no one has a windows xp cd anymore. Everything is preloaded when you but whitch leads to more problems.
     
  • Comment #182 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    my files were PNF, so it didn't work at all, i'm not sure if that was the problem.
     
  • Comment #183 (Posted by Mauricio Gomez)
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    What should I do if this is happening to me but I have Windows Vista??? I've lost transitions and effects and now I also lost the complete program! When I try to open movie maker, there's this thing that says "couldn't find file: moviemk.exe" and i looked for it in program files and it is there! the file exists! what's wrong?
     
  • Comment #184 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I couldn't find Windows Movie Maker, but decent directions.
     
  • Comment #185 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    wen i right click it doesn't say install
     
  • Comment #186 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didnt work for me
     
  • Comment #187 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have moviemk but not moviemk.inf
     
  • Comment #188 (Posted by Adnan)
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    Works like a charm.Thanks for posting.;-)
     
  • Comment #189 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I FOUND IT!!!! I love you guys.
     
  • Comment #190 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dont haave the install cd..did not come with computer,
     
  • Comment #191 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    mine never said to reinstall, it just always says "windows movie maker needs to close" any suggestions?
     
  • Comment #192 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good times. worked like a charm
     
  • Comment #193 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    A great big Thanks, all I could find everywhere else was reinstall SP2 to get Movie Maker back... yuck! This took less than 3 minutes, including boot up time and I was up and running...
     
  • Comment #194 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    My computer wants service pack 3. I don't have it. What now?
     
  • Comment #195 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    CRAP, dont work if you at got a $95 windows xp cd, yeah $75 dollars is how much it is in the UK !
     
  • Comment #196 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked for me. :)
     
  • Comment #197 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked, thank you !
     
  • Comment #198 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Unfortunately I have no disk for sp3
     
  • Comment #199 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thx a lot
     
  • Comment #200 (Posted by sharon2001)
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    tnx all of the people here it really helps me, i slve my problem.. bless you all.. :)
     
  • Comment #201 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    to dang complicated
     
  • Comment #202 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because you are only giving the standard way to reinstall, the standard way wont cant copy files even with xp cd or service pack cd
     
  • Comment #203 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    guys i found the answer hopefully this helps some of you! I too deleted windows media player and tried to reinstall it. no answer anywhere this site said to go to start menu then Run then type %systemroot%inf. this brings up the inf folder, navigate to moviemk.inf right click and hit install. prompts you for service pack 3 disk but who in the HECK has a service pack 3 disk when its all updated on line! I figured it out though you have to click BRowse and manually naviagte to where that file is, mine was in C:/windows/servicepackfiles. after that i clicked ok and it REINSTALLED movie make and it was back in my start menu. gl to all of you i really hope this helps!
     
  • Comment #204 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I was successful in re-installing movie maker from SP3 but the problem continued. Movie Maker starts fine and then immediately closes, after generating an error report for Microsoft
     
  • Comment #205 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i cant open the movie maker. why?
     
  • Comment #206 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this didnt help me! i cant find the right file it goes into! plz help me!
     
  • Comment #207 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It says you need some other disc that i havent even got its a load of crap!
     
  • Comment #208 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Didn't work as all the dlls were missing from my installation disk.
     
  • Comment #209 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I like it.
     
  • Comment #210 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    love you darling you solved my very big problem Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmah (Kiss)
     
  • Comment #211 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    So bad, it works and I don't have the CD and the comments are SO unhelpful, it didn't work for me, even though the facts in the article are spot on.
     
  • Comment #212 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    After all the other tips & tricks which didn't work, this one rendered results within one minute!!
     
  • Comment #213 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    above procedure always show me result that be ensure that windows xp cd is inserted in the drive
     
  • Comment #214 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is rubbish
     
  • Comment #215 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked - except that need to update - nobody gets the Windows OS CD anymore. Instead, they need to point to C:I386 or where ever the SP2/SP3 files are stored. THanks!
     
  • Comment #216 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bull shit!
     
  • Comment #217 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks its working
     
  • Comment #218 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You are all real idoits, when it asks you, put in the cd, sp2 WILL WORK, go to the i386 and its right there!
     
  • Comment #219 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it says that i'm missing service pack 3 CD. and it says i have to find the files that are missing. anyone know what i need to do??
     
  • Comment #220 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Easy to follow instructions but MovieMaker is still not working for me. Given the number of comments below, it sounds like MovieMaker is another very buggy Microsoft product. Thanks for trying to help.
     
  • Comment #221 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    did not work
     
  • Comment #222 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    When I clicked install, it says "Installation Failed"
     
  • Comment #223 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I can't find moviemk.inf. HELP!
     
  • Comment #224 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Don't have a moviemk.inf file in there
     
  • Comment #225 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This doesn't address OEM systems that don't have an install CD
     
  • Comment #226 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no moviemk.inf file... in my list...nowhere to find i search the entire list...
     
  • Comment #227 (Posted by Andrea)
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    Comments #207 worked, thanks!!!!!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #228 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    don't have xp install cd
     
  • Comment #229 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    there is no moviemk.inf although i got this programm.
     
  • Comment #230 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice
     
  • Comment #231 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    will this take away all my files??
     
  • Comment #232 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Exactly wat i needed, thankyou very much!
     
  • Comment #233 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Have no XP CD-ROM disc.
     
  • Comment #234 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks a lot ....
     
  • Comment #235 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You know... if you Google this, AVS for you will Hyjack you into thinking you are doing windows! These Bastards should go to jail for this!
     
  • Comment #236 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Niiice, just found the moviemk.exe file in the servicepack files, clicked on it.. bang movie maker was there all along.. thx
     
  • Comment #237 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it assumes a cd is available.
     
  • Comment #238 (Posted by Crista)
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    This website was really helpful and I tried all the suggestions. The only one that eventually worked was #86. As soon as I uninstalled InterVideo WinDVD, then MovieMaker as able to launch without crashing.
     
  • Comment #239 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I am so bloody greatfull!!!!!!!!!Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #240 (Posted by GaryCN)
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    What worked for me, My System HP Pav Windows XP Media Center SP3 As soon as I uninstalled InterVideo WinDVD, then MovieMaker as able to launch without crashing. I did read all 150 some posts and tried this first. One would think that Microsoft or InterVideo could fix this issue. Like most I do not have a XP install Disc. Thank you HP! It should be mandatory to include one with a Windows PC. My Good PC is running Linux with a working copy of Power DVD.
     
  • Comment #241 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I cant do this i dont have the windows cd please tell me another way email me at: Jh4lyf@hotmail.com
     
  • Comment #242 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks its work!
     
  • Comment #243 (Posted by Laurence Holbrook)
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    I found .inf file - tried install, wouldn't succede - needed moviemk.exe - supplied to path to that file - got error, set up cannot copy the file - doesn't make sense that i should have to uninstall intervideoWinDVD to get movie maker to run - found hotfix that updates qedit.dll - needs SP3 installed - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969395/ Hope this helps
     
  • Comment #244 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    mine only says moviemk.PNF and doesnt say install when you right click on it , help please
     
  • Comment #245 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because it worked! :>)
     
  • Comment #246 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks!
     
  • Comment #247 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It is not in standard English. Unless you are a computer geek you do not know where to begin.
     
  • Comment #248 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I do not have moviemk.inf. I have moviemk and moviemk PNF. I clicked on both of these and got two different messages. moviemk said "The File'Moviemk ine' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3CD is needed. Type the path where the file is located then click ok.... I have service Pack 3 installed, PNF said C/WINDOWSINFmoviemk.PNF is not a valid windows Movie Maker project file. To import pictures, audio, or video file to run in your project, on the file menu select import into collections. - A movie maker story book page appeared, but I couldn't import anything into it. Any suggestions?
     
  • Comment #249 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it does not work... this will appear i reinstalled it.. "The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo Testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. (tell me why this testing is important)" "This software will not be installed. Contact your system administrator"
     
  • Comment #250 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It was something new learned but no help at all
     
  • Comment #251 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I dont have any CD's :/ is there any alternative ? ? ?
     
  • Comment #252 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no way man
     
  • Comment #253 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    does not work, moviemk.inf doesn't exist on my machine.
     
  • Comment #254 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its help much more- from malaysia. thanks author
     
  • Comment #255 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its good
     
  • Comment #256 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Didn't help in my situation... I guess. I'm not great with technology, and my WMM doesn't let me import audio, anything I do won't do it. I tried this, nothing done...
     
  • Comment #257 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its works on me
     
  • Comment #258 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because that is NOT WHAT I ASKED FOR HELP!!
     
  • Comment #259 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    uhh mine is moviemk.pnf
     
  • Comment #260 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Mine doesn't say install
     
  • Comment #261 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dont work
     
  • Comment #262 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    %systemroot%inf
     
  • Comment #263 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    moviemk.inf is not in the list
     
  • Comment #264 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because Donīt solve my problem. Every I open the Movie Maker, some seconds after, he close, with the follow message: The Movie Maker enconter an errfor and will be closed just now. With this message, appear a rectangle with explanation of error. It have a problem(?) with Windows NT... I donīt know why... I have XP SP3 instaled.
     
  • Comment #265 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Ancient. Who uses XP anymore?
     
  • Comment #266 (Posted by BEBS COMPUTER SERVICES)
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    Locate MOVIE MAKER inf file in the WINDOWS director, then install using WINDOWS XP SP2, that will solved your problem about missing transitions and effects...
     
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