Record Video Is Not Working On Snipping Tool: How to Fix It

Updating the Snipping tool is a great way to combat this problem


The Snipping tool has been a crucial part of the Windows OS and with recent updates, it is now able to take screenshots of video recordings, making it a more useful tool for users. Regardless of this advancement, many users have complained that the record video is not working on the Snipping tool.

Users have complained that they usually get an error that says, “Recording stopped something happened, and we’ve stopped recording, wait a bit, then try again.” This problem could be due to factors like bugs in the system, limited system resources, or conflicts between programs. Regardless of the cause, this guide will provide some steps to resolve this error.

Try out these quick workarounds before going for our more comprehensive solutions.

  • The first step you should take is to restart your PC. This simple step can help resolve minor glitches that could be causing this error.
  • If rebooting your system does not help, you should perform a malware scan. This error could be due to a virus attack on your PC, so running a virus scan should help fix this problem. If you need suggestions about the best anti-virus programs to use, check out the linked article.
  • Next, ensure that your Windows OS is running on the latest updates. An outdated operating system might be the cause of this problem, so updating your device should fix this error.

If the steps above do not work, try out the solutions below.

1. Perform a SFC and DISM scan

The built-in Windows programs SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) may search for and fix faulty system files. A damaged system file that is necessary for the effective operation of the functionality may be the cause of the Snipping Tool’s video recording capability not functioning.

SFC and DISM scans can be used to find and fix any corrupted system files that might be the root of the issue. This might fix the problem and allow the Snipping Tool’s video capturing capability to function normally once more. Run these scans by following the steps below.

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialogue, type cmd in the text field, then hold Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the command prompt as an administrator.
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  2. Once you are in the command prompt, input the command below and hit Enter.
    sfc /scannow
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  3. Allow the scan to complete then input the following commands below and hit Enter after each one.
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  4. Allow the scan to complete, then reboot your PC.
  5. Once your device is back on, check to see if the problem has been fixed.

2. Repair or Reset the Sniping tool

Repairing or resetting the Snipping tool is another effective step you can take to resolve this error. Follow the steps below to do this.

  1. Click the Windows button and choose the Settings icon.
  2. Select Apps on the left pane, and pick Apps & features on the right-hand side.
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  3. In the search bar below App list, write Snipping Tool, click the three dots at the right side and choose Advanced options.
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  4. Go down and select the Repair button.
  5. If the recording still does not work, go back and click the Reset button.

3. Update your Snipping tool app

Update your Snipping tool app via the Microsoft Store to easily fix this problem. You might have this problem because the feature is outdated, so updating it should resolve this error. Follow the steps below to do this.

  1. Press Windows + S to bring up the Search bar, type Microsoft Store in the text field and choose the relevant option.
  2. Navigate to the Library tab on the left.
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  3. Next, select the Get updates button.
  4. If any updates for the Snipping Tool is available, select the Get button to install it on your device.
  5. Lastly, check if the record video function is now working on the Snipping tool.

4. Reinstall the Snipping tool application

Reinstalling the Snipping tool can help resolve this problem because it will automatically replace the faulty components causing the problem with a fresh one. Follow the steps below to reinstall this program.

  1. Hit the Windows + S keys to bring up the Search bar, then type Snipping Tool in the text field.
  2. Once the app is displayed, right-click on it and choose Uninstall from the list of options.
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  3. Click the Uninstall button again to remove the application.
  4. After the installation, return to the Microsoft Store and look for the Snipping tool.
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  5. Next, click the Get button.
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  6. Wait a while for the app to be installed on your device, then reboot your system.

Final Thoughts

We have come to the end of this guide, where we have successfully provided effective steps to take when the record video function is not working on the Snipping tool. Follow these steps carefully to get a positive result, and do not forget to contact us via the comment section if you have any other questions.

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