Windows Live writer is one of the best desktop blogging tools with awesome features. I have been using it extensively for last one year. Few days back it stopped working. The update and re-install options were also failed without throwing any error message. Finally tried to use the system restore option, found that system restore was also not working, only displaying a blank screen. Rest all programs were working fine. I suspected a virus attack. Scanned the complete PC with my anti virus software but nothing found unusual. Before going for a format and OS re- installation, just Googled about this problem but nothing found related to Live Writer but the search term of ” System restore blank screen” brought some results. Found that the problem may be with the bugs related with Microsoft security updates especially in connection with Internet explorer.
I use Firefox or Chrome for browsing so never bothered about IE. Actually the problem was with my Internet Explorer -8. It was not functioning properly. There are several Windows applications including Windows Live Writer and System restore are based on Internet Explorer. Downloaded the IE-8 again and repaired the bugs with the current installation. It cleared all the problems in connection with Live writer and System restore.
Moral of the story is that we should not completely ignore IE because many Windows applications are based on Internet explorer. If your internet explorer is corrupted these applications will not work.