When attempting to start Spotify in Microsoft Windows, users may hit an error message that says “The Spotify application is not responding“. There error occurs each time you try to launch the application and never starts properly.
You can fix this error message with these steps.
- Right-click the Windows Start button, then select Task Manager.
- Select the Processes tab.
- Find Spotify in the list, then click on it.
- Click End task. (You may need to do this repeatedly before it exits)
Now attempt to start Spotify again. It should launch successfully without the error message.