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Windows Live Movie Maker cannot launch due to aticfx32.dll

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I was working encoding some videos last night until Windows Live Movie Maker stopped working. I then closed the programs as it stopped responding, and reloaded my project, and started encoding videos, but once again, the program stopped working midway through the video encoding process, this time, as I forcibly closed the program, my screen flashed and Windows reported that AMD graphics drivers stopped working.

So I restarted my PC, reinstalled AMD/ATI drivers (I was using the preview drivers, but I installed the stable 11.2 release this time thinking that the crash might have had something to due with unstable drivers), and I decided to launch Movie Maker, but the program just wouldn't open. No error message came. Just every time I launched it, windows loaded it for a sec and then nothing happened.

I checked event viewer, and this is what it stated:

Quote:
Faulting application name: MovieMaker.exe, version: 15.4.3508.1109, time stamp: 0x4cda7233
Faulting module name: aticfx32.dll, version: 8.17.10.1065, time stamp: 0x4d40a78e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0001edc4
Faulting process id: 0x1120
Faulting application start time: 0x01cbe59022914173
Faulting application path: C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Live\\Photo Gallery\\MovieMaker.exe
Faulting module path: C:\\Windows\\system32\\aticfx32.dll
So apparently, the problem is due to "aticfx32.dll" and my graphics driver. But nothing I have tried worked... Anyone have any ideas?

Things I have tried

- Removing AMD drivers with Driver Sweep and reinstalling them
- Reverting to a previous generation of AMD drivers
- Reinstalling Windows Live Movie Maker
- Disabling AMD Video Converter
- Running Movie Maker with all AMD drivers removed

And none of these were able to make it work.

Also, no other application seems to be affected. I even tried installing Windows Movie Maker 2.6, and that even worked. However, it doesn't do HD encoding, so I still need Live Movie Maker.
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Its kinda an extreme suggestion but have you tried encoding with only 1 card?
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Its kinda an extreme suggestion but have you tried encoding with only 1 card?
I tried it... that didn't work either. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Well I'll use Handbrake for my HD video compressions from now on. RIP Windows Live Movie Maker.
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