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When you start Windows Photo Gallery (formerly Windows Live Photo Gallery, now part of Microsoft Essentials 2012), you may receive the following errors, and the application will close:

Windows Live Photo Gallery encountered an error and can't start. Error Code: 0x80070043

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In my case, I'd moved the location of Videos and Images to another drive. Try restoring the default libraries as described here: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/… 1. In Windows Explorer, go to Libraries and delete Pictures and Videos (you may also have to delete Documents and Music). 2. Right-click Libraries in the navigation pane, then select Restore Default Libaries from the context menul 3. Restart Windows Photo Gallery. –  Dan Novak Nov 13 '12 at 5:34
    
This should be given as an answer –  pratnala Nov 13 '12 at 6:24
    
I couldn't until just now (not enough reputation) –  Dan Novak Nov 14 '12 at 6:07

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If you have moved your My Photos/My Videos folder to another location, it seems Windows Photo

Try restoring the default libraries as described here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/documentslibrary-ms-is-no-longer-working/0845e8c3-4097-47e8-887a-ae875aa7c4b6

  1. In Windows Explorer, go to Libraries and delete Pictures and Videos (you may also have to delete Documents and Music).
  2. Right-click Libraries in the navigation pane, then select Restore Default Libaries from the context menul
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