Fix: Snagit has crashed on Windows PC

Do you frequently encounter an error message indicating that Snagit has crashed on your Windows PC? This article describes how to resolve the Snagit application crashing problem. If your Snagit application frequently crashes or stops working, you can resolve the problem by repairing the Snagit application on your computer.

When you repair Snagit, it reinstalls missing or corrupt files, registry keys, and shortcuts. Preferences stored in the registry may be reset to default values.

It is critical to comprehend why the Snagit application crashes. An application crashing on your Windows 10/11 PC could be caused by numerous factors. It is critical that the Snagit application is compatible with the operating system that you are using.

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Possible Reasons why Snagit Crashes or Stops Working

Snagit application crashes are common, and the Snagit documentation site contains a plethora of problem codes and solutions. The following are some major reasons why the Snagit application may crash on your Windows computer:

  1. Corrupt Installer: You might have correctly installed the Snagit application on your computer, however, a corrupted version of the core Snagit executable could cause the programme to crash.
  2. Corrupted files or settings: If Snagit’s installation files or settings become corrupted, the application may crash. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the application to fix any corrupted files or settings.
  3. Outdated version of Snagit: From my experience, I can tell you that Techsmith releases several updates for Snagit throughout the year. If your Snagit application is crashing while using, ensure that you are using the latest version of Snagit and your operating system is up-to-date.
  4. 4K Monitor Support for Snagit: Snagit crashing is commonly seen when having many monitors connected to your computer or using multiple 4K monitors. Snagit currently supports using 2–3 monitors or a single 4K monitor.
  5. Insufficient system resources: Snagit is a resource-intensive application that requires a significant amount of processing power and memory. If your system does not have sufficient resources, Snagit may crash. Try closing other applications that you are not using or upgrading your hardware.
  6. Conflicting software: Sometimes, other software installed on your system may conflict with Snagit, leading to crashes. Try disabling other software running in the background or uninstalling conflicting software.
  7. Hardware failure: In some cases, Snagit may crash due to a hardware failure, such as a failing hard drive or RAM module. Run hardware diagnostics to ensure that all components are functioning correctly.

How to Fix Snagit has crashed on Windows PC

As mentioned earlier, there could be several reasons why the Snagit application crashes or suddenly stops working. The recommended solution is to repair the Snagit application.

Here is an example of Snagit crashing on my PC. Whenever the Snagit application crashes, the application is abruptly closed and you see a Snagit crash report.

Snagit has crashed. Please send a crash report to help us improve the software. To troubleshoot the issue, we recommend visiting our support site. In certain cases, we may contact you using the optional information provided.

Snagit has crashed on Windows PC
Snagit has crashed on Windows PC

The Snagit crash report tool is primarily used to address application crashing issues. The tool prompts users to provide some basic information that will assist the Snagit support team in better understanding the issue. By entering the comments, your name, and email address, you can send the crash report to the support team. The Snagit support team will investigate the cause of the crash and get back to you.

If the Snagit application is crashing, you may try repairing it with the following steps:

Step 1: Close the Snagit application. You cannot repair the Snagit when it is open or is in use. If the application is in use, and you attempt to repair Snagit, you’ll see the following message. Setup blocked: Setup has detected that the Snagit application is currently in use. To close the Snagit, click Close Snagit.

Snagit Setup Blocked
Snagit Setup Blocked

Step 2: Download the latest version of Snagit installer from the Techsmith site. You’ll get the installer from the Techsmith download site.

Step 3: To repair the Snagit application, right-click the Snagit installer and select Run as administrator. This brings a list of options which include: Modify, Repair, and Remove. Select Repair.

Fix Snagit has crashed on Windows PC
Fix Snagit has crashed on Windows PC

Step 4: The Snagit application is now repaired in the background. Wait until you see the Repair Successful message. This confirms that the Snagit has been repaired successfully. Click Finish.

Fix Snagit has crashed on Windows PC
Fix Snagit has crashed on Windows PC

After you repair Snagit, most of the common problems related to the application are resolved. If the issue persists, you may want to contact Snagit’s technical support team for further assistance.

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