Try recording with any other programs, such as Live Messenger, that may try to go online closed down. If Live Messenger does have a problem, its misbehaving could be sufficient to interrupt the recording.
Simsy - thanks for the thought but my C drive has over 200GB free and my D drive over 400.
mgmcc - I had thought that the problems might have a common cause, but couldn't see how. I'm almost ashamed to admit that it hadn't occurred to me that one could be causing the other. I have completely uninstalled all of Windows Live Essentials and no longer have a recording problem. So many thanks for putting me right.
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