Why applications hang on Microsoft® Windows® 7
Microsoft Windows 7 comes packed with lots of great features. The operating software is user-friendly and has a graphical and eye-pleasing interface. With Microsoft Windows 7 the system tends to be stable and less susceptible to errors and crashes than earlier versions of the operating system. Installing and setting up Microsoft Windows 7 on a system is quite easy. Lots of applications are compatible with Microsoft Windows 7. But in some rare cases, you may discover that some applications hang and cause problems to your system. Applications on Microsoft Windows 7 can get hanged due to many reasons such as malware, corrupted registry, and incompatibility. When the application gets frozen or hanged, there is a great chance that the user may lose all the unsaved data or files.
The details mentioned below give users more information on why applications hang on Microsoft Windows 7 and how it can resolved:
- Presence of malware
- Corruption of registry
Presence of malware
The applications on Microsoft Windows 7 are likely to hang or freeze due to malware. The malware residing on your system causes freezing of the application by corrupting its important files. To overcome this issue, uninstall the corrupted application, and reinstall the application again. It is also advisable to use powerful antivirus software to effective deal with malwares and to prevent such issues from happening in future.
For some applications to work on Microsoft Windows 7, certain minimum requirements need to be fulfilled. If the minimum requirements such as processor speed and RAM or memory are not met, then the application would hang and users would be unable to use it. In such cases, users are recommended to double check whether the requirements for installing and using the application have been met. When the application seems to be incompatible, you need to uninstall it, and use only those applications that are compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 system.
Corruption of registry is another important reason that may cause applications to hang on your Microsoft Windows 7 system. The registry can get corrupted due to malware, accidental deletion of some registry entries, or overburdened registry. You can use a good registry cleaner to fix the registry errors. Lots of registry cleaning software are available online. You can easily download them and use on your Microsoft Windows 7 system.
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