Screen Recording Not Working on Windows 10 | 2024 Solutions

Are you facing the issue of Windows 10 screen recording not working? If YES, don't worry; this post will walk around the possible causes for the error and tell you practical solutions to fix the problem. Keep reading and get your problem fixed!

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Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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Are you facing trouble while trying to screen record on your Windows 10 computer? You're not alone. Many users are finding that their screen recording tools have stopped working or malfunctions, resulting in poor-quality recordings.

While this can be extremely frustrating, it's important to understand why your screen recording might not be working and where you can find the right solutions to get back up and running again. In this blog post, we'll provide a comprehensive guide for resolving issues related to screen recording on Windows 10 computers. Read on to learn more! 

Methods Effectiveness Time Cost Difficulty
Check and Enable Xbox Game Bar High 1 Min
Enable the Microphone Device High 1 Min
Spare More Space for Recordings with the Task Manager Medium 2 Min ⭐⭐
Update the Graphics Driver with Device Manager Medium 3-5 Min ⭐⭐⭐
Restart Your Windows 10 Computer High 1 Min
Try Xbox Game Bar Alternative  Super High 1 Min

An Overview of Windows 10 Screen Recorder - Xbox Game Bar

Xbox Game Bar is the built-in Windows 10 screen recorder that allows its users to capture screen activities, like game processes, online meetings, streaming videos, etc.

The Xbox Game Bar offers a wide range of features and settings that allow users to customize their screen recording experience and get high-quality results. The easy-to-use and powerful feature makes the Xbox Game Bar the first choice to record screen for Windows 10 users.

Why Is Xbox Game Bar Not Working on Windows 10

Why is my screen recording not working? Well, although Xbox Game Bar does bring great convenience for screen recording on Windows 10, it doesn't mean that the utility works each time perfectly. There are still some issues that may occur when you use the Xbox Game Bar screen recorder, and "Screen Recording Not Working in Windows 10" is the most common one.

According to users' feedback, while recording, they will receive a notice showing that "Recording isn't working error. 0x82323007" or "Recording isn't working error. 0x82323619", etc.

screen recording not working windows 10

The reason why these errors appear may be caused:

  • The permission for screen recording or microphone isn't enabled
  • The microphone level isn't adjusted correctly
  • The microphone is disabled
  • There isn't enough storage space on your computer
  • The copyright issues
  • ……

Whatever the reason, you can refer to the following solutions to fix screen recording not working on Windows 10.

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How to Fix Xbox Game Bar Not Working on Windows 10

Fix 1. Check and Enable Xbox Game Bar

Screen Recording is not working on Windows 10 may be because the Xbox Game Bar isn't enabled on your Windows computer.

Step 1. Follow the path to enable the Xbox Game Bar recording settings: Start - Settings - Gaming - Xbox Game Bar.

Step 2. There is a button under the text "Enable Xbox Game Bar for things like recording game clips, chatting with friends, and receiving game invites. (Some games require Xbox Game Bar for receiving)."

xbox game bar

If it shows "Off", you should slide the button to ensure it shows "On". If it shows "On", you need to try the following solutions.

Fix 2. Enable the Microphone Device

The screen recording may not work due to the disabled microphone.

Step 1. Right-click the Volume icon at the Windows taskbar in the bottom-right corner, and select the "Recording" option.

Step 2. Find the Microphone device, and check if it is enabled. If not, right-click it and click "Enable", then click "OK" to save the settings.

enable microphone

Fix 3. Spare More Space for Recordings with the Task Manager

Too many programs running in the background of your computer may affect screen recording.

Step 1. Open the Task Manager by right-clicking the Taskbar, then select "Task Manager".

Step 2. Click the "Processes" tab and check if there are too many processes running in the background. If so, end them to free up more space for screen recordings.

task manager

Fix 4. Update the Graphics Driver with Device Manager

The screen recording may not work because of the outdated graphics driver. Updating the graphics driver will solve most Windows utilities not working issues.

Step 1. Press the "Windows + R" simultaneously to open the Run box, type in "devmgmt.msc" and click "OK" to open Device Manager.

open run

Step 2. Find and click "Display Adapter", find your graphics adapter device, and right-click it > select "Update Driver".

dispaly adapter

Step 3. Select "Search automatically for updated driver software".

Fix 5. Restart Your Windows 10 Computer

If all the above solutions cannot solve screen recording not working on Windows 10, you can try restarting your computer.

Step 1. Press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" to open the Security options window.

Step 2. Select "Restart" and wait for it to restart, then try the Xbox Game Bar again.

Fix 6. Try Xboc Game Bar Alternative - Hot

Suppose the screen recording still doesn't work after the restart. In that case, you may need to try an alternative screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts, which is a Man and Windows screen recorder with powerful screen recording and editing functions.

easeus recexperts

With an intuitive and straightforward interface, EaseUS RecExperts is capable of screen recording for multiple displays and screen capture, screencasting webcam feed, and making screen recordings with customized hotkeys or mouse click effects.

Follow the steps below to record screen with EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. There are two modes for screen recording. Choose "Full Screen", this tool will capture the whole screen; choose "Region", you will need to select the recording area manually.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. After that, you can choose to record the webcam, system sound, or microphone as you like. Of course, you can turn them off if you only need to record the silent screen.

Record with Webcam or Audio

Step 3. Then, you can click the red "REC" button to start recording. Now you will see a menu bar on your screen. If you want to pause the recording, click on the white "Pause" button; to end the recording, click on the red "Stop" button.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, you will be led to the recording list interface. Here you can view or edit your recordings easily.

Recording List Window

Wrapping Up

Various issues may cause screen recording not to work on Windows 10, and it can be fixed by following the above solutions. I hope these fixes are helpful.

If none of them works, you may need to try an alternative screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts, with powerful screen capturing and editing functions.


1. Why is screen recording not working in Windows 10?

Xbox Game Bar not working in Windows 10 may be caused by various issues, such as the disabled microphone device, disabled application, outdated graphics driver, or too many programs running in the background.

2. How do I enable screen recording in Windows 10?

To enable screen recording in Windows 10, you can follow the path to find and enable it: Start - Settings - Gaming - Xbox Game Bar - slide the button On.

3. Where are the screen recording settings?

The screen recording settings are located in the Xbox Game Bar. You can open the Xbox Game Bar by pressing the "Windows + G" keys, and then you can access the screen recording settings.

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