laptops aren't really recommended for video editing... What are the specs for your laptop (cpu, how much memory). Have you tried booting into safe mode, and then see if your editing software will work.
Even under the best of circumstances, you won't get optimal results with ANY laptop. Most software manufacturers of editing software, recommend a quality desktop system with lots of memory, and no less than 2 hard drives. One hard drive for software, and one for video files or data.
Yes you CAN get it to work on some laptops, if that is all you have available. But only with all non-essential stuff shut down while you do your video.