FAQ: How to Fix Screen Recording Failed?

While using the Screen Recorder software to record video or audio on your computer, you may encounter recording failure issue. Actually, various reasons can lead to recording failure. Here, we will provide you 7 quick methods to fix screen recording failed issues.

Recording failed for sound card is occupied by other applications.

When you see the prompt “Failed to record, as your sound card is occupied by other applications. Please check it and free the sound card, or try to restart the computer.”

You can find and disable the voice chat programs, audio turning programs or other recording programs. Or the simple way is to restart your computer to fix the error.

Recording failed for graphic card or sound card has been modified.

While running the screen recorder software, you may see the error message, “Recording failed, for some changes in your graphic driver or sound card driver. Please restart the program and try recording again.”

The reason is that when you run the recording software, the graphic card or sound card may switch or exit on your computer. And you should restart the program and record again.

Recording failed for Camera and Microphone access is disabled.

When you use the Screen Recorder, you should make sure that Microphone and Camera access is enabled.

To enable the access, you should click the Start icon, select Settings > Privacy, find and click Microphone, and turn Allow apps to access your microphone option on.

Also, you can repeat the steps to turn Allow apps to access your camera option on and enable Camera access.

Access Microphone

Recording failed for the speaker is not plugged well.

Some sound card can be detected only if the speaker is plugged well. So, just make sure that you have plugged the audio jack into computer correctly.

Recording failed for sound/graphic card drivers are not compatible or outdated.

If the sound/graphic card drivers are not installed properly or outdated, you can also fail to record the video or audio.

You can uninstall the sound/graphic card drivers and install the proper drivers from your sound/graphic card manufacturer.

Another way is to update the sound driver. Just press Windows key and X, select Device Manager, find Display adapters. Then right-click the graphic card under Display adapters, and select Update driver or Uninstall device.

Update Driver

Recording failed due to running program in Compatibility mode.

If the recording program is running in Compatibility mode, you may fail to record audio. So, you need to uncheck the Compatible mode and run the program as an administrator.

Find and right-click Screen Recorder icon, select Properties. Then, go to Compatibility tab, and uncheck Run this program in compatibility mode for, and check Run this program as an administrator.

After that, you can restart the program to record computer audio again.

Task Schedule fails? Run Screen Recorder as an administrator.

Some users said that Task Schedule recording didn’t work after the settings. Well, you can right-click the Screen Recorder icon and select Run as administrator to run it. Then, go to Task Schedule settings and exit the software, and the Task Schedule will take effect.

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