Fix MS PowerPoint File When it Stops Responding

PowerPoint is a great presentation tool from Microsoft Corporation. This application is used to create or make presentation slides, be it a business assignment or academic projects. User can add colorful texts; insert clip arts, figures, background sound which makes it user friendly. But a PPT file can also get corrupt due to various reasons. For example, consider the below scenario.

You spent hours creating a PowerPoint presentation for your academic assignment, however suddenly the screen went white, and displayed a message like “PowerPoint (Not Responding)” at the top of your screen. If you click on the program, a box pops up displaying three options, “Restart Program”, “Close Program” and “Wait for program to respond”. Since you haven’t saved the file till now, you wait for the program to respond, but even after waiting for an hour the program still doesn’t respond. You had no other option but to close the program.

The main reason behind this problem is that, you might have opened too many programs or your antivirus software may be running on the background; you may also be low on resources like hard disk and RAM. In order to solve this issue follow the below methods:

  • Try closing programs which uses more RAM and wait for your program to respond, if the files is still not responding, if this doesn’t work close the program and employ the below methods
  • Open MS PowerPoint application->Click on “Open” option->Choose the corrupt PPT file->Now, instead of clicking “Open” button, click on the drop down list and select “Open and Repair“ option to repair your PPT file, still no result! Then go for the third method
  • Run diagnostic tool: A default diagnostic tool comes with Microsoft Office 2007 pre installed with the program. This tool has the capability to fix programs facing “program not responding” issue

If the above mentioned procedures don’t work, then you can use Yodot PPT Repair software to fix your corrupt PowerPoint file. The tool uses advanced built in algorithm to repair your PPT file which is severely corrupt / damaged. The software fixes your PowerPoint file and restores its text, animation, music, clip arts, images, objects etc. It can perfectly repair all types of PowerPoint presentation files like PPT, PPTX and PPS on Windows OS. It will help you to fix not starting PowerPoint 2016 file as well as presentation files from previous versions.

Not only your presentation files, even if your Word document does not respond then also you can seek Yodot's help; as this robust software provides effective solution to repair issues in several MS Office files like Word, PPT, PST, OST etc.

Repair Procedure

  • Download the software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Open the software by clicking on the shortcut icon or through start menu
  • Stick to the procedures displayed on the main screen
  • Use “Browse” button to select your corrupt/damaged PPT file
  • After selection, click on the “Repair” button to start the repair process
  • Monitor the repair process by looking at the progress bar
  • After completion, you can preview the PowerPoint file by using “Preview” option
  • Finally, use “Save” button to save your repaired PPT file to your desired location

Useful Tips

  • Always save your PowerPoint file, after any modification or changes
  • Scan your computer regularly with the help of antivirus application
  • Avoid closing your PowerPoint application improperly