Resolve When PowerPoint Is Not Loading

“I own a private organization and most of the times I have to present myself and the purpose of my institute to others. So with lot of efforts I created a presentation using PowerPoint in MS Office. I didn’t bother to secure backup of the slides and now I am facing serious trouble. Tomorrow I need to give presentation before few delegates and the file is completely corrupt. I am not a technical person to handle this and I don’t understand what to do with this presentation file. Also, I can’t create it again due to shortage of time. Can anyone please help me out?”

MS Office PowerPoint is the most frequently used application to create good looking professional presentation files. With the use of this stand-alone application, it is very simple to generate presentation slides in either of these file formats - PPT, PPTX and PPS. But sometimes, when trying to open a presentation file on Windows computer, PowerPoint may stop loading due to various causes.

Some possible causes due to which PowerPoint might not load on Windows are:

  • When wrongly compressed presentation file is tried to open in PowerPoint
  • Attempt to open incompatible files
  • When presentation file being infected by malware is tried to open
  • Trying to access incompletely downloaded or wrongly edited PowerPoint files
  • Urge to open PowerPoint file that is corrupted after incorrect system shutdown / power outage when file was active, inadvertent transfer of presentation files

These are the issues with PowerPoint file that is causing PowerPoint not to load. But sometimes, Microsoft PowerPoint might stop loading due to application malfunctioning. Malfunctioning of PowerPoint application after wrong update, incorrect installation / reinstallation processes, missing of program related files and other software conflicts will not allow it to launch when tried to open on Windows system. So, before concluding where the issue has been raised, users are suggested to give an attempt to open corrupted presentation files on other computer systems. If PowerPoint on other computer successfully loads the presentation file, then problem is with the application. This kind of situation can be resolved by reinstalling MS PowerPoint application. Conversely, if PowerPoint file fails to open and proves to be corrupted one then such file should be repaired.

There is one manual way to repair corrupt presentation files that stops PowerPoint from loading. To achieve it, go through the steps below:

Open MS PowerPoint application -> Click on File -> Select open -> Choose your Corrupted PowerPoint file. Then click on the dropdown button beside ‘Open’ option and select Open and Repair.

This is the only built in option by Microsoft in support to fix all Office documents. However, this might not furnish expected results and in such instance it is good to rely on presentation file repair utility.

Tool to Fix PowerPoint presentation files:

Yodot PPT Repair is the right software to fix when PowerPoint is not loading presentation files. It has caliber to repair presentation files that are severely damaged under various aspects on Windows computer. This utility is designed to repair PPTX, PPT as well as PPS files created on MS PowerPoint 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 application versions. This tool can used to resolve all kinds of PowerPoint file errors like invalid file type error, invalid path specified error, inaccessible content in the file error and many similar errors. This software is compatible to work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS based computers.

Steps to be followed to utilize PowerPoint file repair tool:

  • Download Yodot PPT Repair tool on your Windows computer
  • Install and launch the application by logging in as system administrator
  • In main screen, click on Browse option to select error loading PowerPoint file
  • After choosing required presentation file, click on ‘Repair’ button and scanning process
  • Later, preview fixed PowerPoint file to confirm repair results
  • If satisfied with the results save this repaired file to new target location

Key Points:

  • Avoid interruptions while moving PowerPoint files from one location to another
  • Do not use unauthorized applications to open / edit PowerPoint files
  • Avoid terminating PowerPoint application forcefully when PowerPoint file is open