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Hello,

I have installed a fresh copy of Windows Xp. When i try to use Windows Moviw Maker and Imported a Picture/Mp3 file it give this error:

"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures\Water lilies.jpg could not be imported. Unspecified error"

I downloaded windows Movie maker 2.1 from microsoft Website and Installed it but still i am facing the same problem. Please anyone can help. Or please recommend any other software like Windows Movie Maker. Thanks


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Dec 24, 2010 at 05:40 AM
Greetings Blue,

I have had lots of fun with MM.

Before we can find a solution, I have a few questions.

1. Is it your first time you are trying to make a video?

2. Are you getting the error with all files pics and MP3's?

3. What are the steps you follow to import?
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Dec 24, 2010 at 08:19 AM
1. No its not first time i making video.

2. Yes i am getting error with all Pics and mp3.

3. Have a look at this how i import..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scAF5U01VUU
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Dec 24, 2010 at 04:32 PM
Hello Bluemountain

Since you have made videos before, I don't need to know how you proceed and certainly that if you used the sample pic that none of the files you are trying to import are not corrupted and are in the right format.

So the source of the problem must reside with your fresh XP installation.

As a first step, I suggest that you click on start, all programs and on Windows update. I suspect that some .dll is missing or was not installed properly. Windows has issued some updates for Win XP.

Please let me know, because making videos is fun.
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Dec 24, 2010 at 11:02 PM
Hmm Its not the first time i am facing this problem. This problem exists since i have my computer lol. Every time i install new windows Windows Movie Maker works fine but after Installation of some DRIVERS (SOUND, VGA e.t.c). It starts giving error. I think some driver corrupts its files or something i don't know.
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Dec 25, 2010 at 05:28 AM
Okay,

I insist, you must update, it's the very first step to cover all the bases.

The second step would be to click on start, click on run and type chkdsk and click on ok.

Let me know
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Dec 25, 2010 at 08:26 AM
Okay i ll let you know after i am done with updates.
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Dec 25, 2010 at 08:28 AM
And please don't forget the chkdsk.

I am signing off now but I will catch you later

Good luck video producer
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Dec 27, 2010 at 08:11 AM
hello windows updates and chkdsk done... Now?
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Dec 27, 2010 at 11:16 AM
Hello,

Please download, install and run this exciting but totally free registry cleaner which will help to rid of corrupted MM entries.

https://ccm.net/download/download-13339-eusing-free-registry-cleaner
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Dec 27, 2010 at 12:12 PM
ok but i am using this onregistry-mechanic/]

And ccleaner as well.. But i ll download the link you gave me as well.. And next Step??--
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Dec 27, 2010 at 04:31 PM
Hello Bluemountain,

After you have clean the registry, please try to import a file and see if you get the error again.

I would be curious if you let me know if Eusing free found error after you ran registry mechanic.

Good luck
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Dec 28, 2010 at 07:41 AM
Hello,

I downloaded Eusing Registry Cleaner. After scanning with registry mechanics i scanned with Eusing registry cleaner. It found more than 400 problems. I repaired them All and then run the Movie Maker but no success same problem still exists.
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Dec 28, 2010 at 03:51 PM
Hi,

If you have made videos with your present machine, can you please tell me when the problem occur and what was done with the machine or system just before the problem occured.

Thanks

P.S. The Youtube link you sent me is no longer valid
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Dec 29, 2010 at 05:32 AM
Hello Have a Look Again
Seems a little Success
I added some Annotations.. See them please

youtube.com/watch?v=KlcHgU-A_lA
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Dec 29, 2010 at 06:20 AM
Hello Blue

Thank you for the video. (What software have you used to capture?)

I believe that the issue occured after the installation of the various software you indicated which changed some attributes.

Please fix the issue following these steps and let me know about your capture software and the fix results:

Go to a command prompt (Start|Programs|Accessories|Command Prompt) and type

Set

followed by the Enter key

The resulting output usually contains a line like:

TEMP=C:\DOCUME~1\UserName\LOCALS~1\Temp

The stuff after the = sign is the path to the temporary files folder. You need to change directory to the parent folder of this temporary files folder (usually C:\DOCUME~1\UserName\LOCALS~1) by executing command

CD C:\DOCUME~1\UserName\LOCALS~1

followed by the Enter key

Then check that the Temp sub-folder exists using the dir command. If it doesn't already exist, create it using

MD Temp

followed by the Enter key

the folder may have the read-only flag, so reset the attributes by executing command

attrib -r +a -s -h Temp

followed by the Enter key

Good luck
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Dec 29, 2010 at 09:08 AM
i use super screen capture to capture..

http://www.zeallsoft.com/screen-capture.html

and the result is that temp folder already exists and i changed the attributes. now?

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Dec 29, 2010 at 03:40 PM
Thank you
Well now that you followed my instructions, the issue should be solved
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Dec 30, 2010 at 12:53 AM
Hmm no its not solved yet.. I am done with it..lol.. Do you know any other Software like Windows Movie Maker (Fast and Simple). because i think The problem isn't going to solve.. :-(
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Dec 30, 2010 at 06:03 AM
Hello Bluemountain

Do you mean that I failed?

I was having a great day, totally happy and I had a great self-esteem before I read your message. Now I am totally down in the dumps!

Here is a list of movie software, review and take your pick. Some are freeware and others shareware.

https://ccm.net/download/s/movie%20maker

Goodbye cruel world
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Dec 30, 2010 at 08:48 AM
No you don't failed. My machine failed it. No problem dear no need to worry about anything. Its just a machine lol.
Have a nice Day.
Really Thanks for your Time.
Still Hope Alive. lol..
Good Bye
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