What Do You Do When Your PowerPoint Freezes

At times, when you are working with MS PowerPoint 2016 or 2013 users may experience unpleasant situations like freezing, hanging or not responding. You many even receive a PowerPoint has stopped working error for one or more of the following reasons:

  • PowerPoint may be in use by another process
  • Antivirus tool may be outdated or conflicting with PowerPoint
  • If you have not installed the latest updates
  • An installed add-in is interfering with PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint installation has got corrupted and needs to be fixed

Troubleshooting techniques to resolve PowerPoint freezing or not responding error

1. Make sure your system is up to date and try installing all latest MS Office updates

2. Sometimes the anti-virus application can conflict with PowerPoint. In such case, disable all PowerPoint integration within the anti-virus program

3. Type PowerPoint / safe and click OK icon. If the issue is resolved, follow the below steps:

  • Go to File menu, select Options and click on Add-Ins
  • Choose Com Add-ins and click Go icon
  • Disable all the Add-ins and click OK, then restart PowerPoint

If the above troubleshooting steps fails to resolve the issues with PowerPoint, go for inbuilt Repair Office. To do so, follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Close any running MS Office applications
  • Go to Control Panel and select Programs and Features
  • From the list of installed programs, right click your MS Office version and click on Change, then hit Repair button

Remo Repair PowerPoint- Recommended way to do to do when your PowerPoint freezes

When other troubleshooting solutions don’t work, you need to repair PPT that is not responding or freezing with the help of Remo Repair PowerPoint. The software easily fixes PowerPoint files and recover embedded elements like tables, charts, images and so on. Further, the utility is compatible on all versions of Windows operating system including Windows 10.