Windows® 7 Not Responding
Reasons and solutions for Windows 7 not responding error
Windows 7 is one of the most user-friendly and stable Operating Systems. Most of the new branded computers come with pre-installed Windows 7 because it utilizes the hardware components and system resources to the optimum level and delivers high performance. You can install many software programs on Windows 7 and enjoy the high performance and speedy operations. Computer freezing and locking up issues are common on all computers. These issues occur due to various other issues on the computer. Windows 7 supports multitasking effectively so that you can open and work on many applications at the same time. But, sometimes the computer freezes. You can end the application from Task Manager when it freezes but, when you try to end the frozen application, you get a message “Windows 7 is not responding” and the computer freezes for sometimes. At times, you are left with no option other than turning the computer off and then turning it back on. This issue is easy to fix if the factor that is causing the issue is found.
Following are the causes of error message "Windows 7 not responding", its affect on system performance and tips to fix such issues:
- Cause of error message "Windows 7 not responding"
- Affect on system performance
- Tips to fix such issues
Cause of error message "Windows 7 not responding"
"Windows 7 not responding" message pops up when the operating system is completely frozen. You install many applications and driver programs on the computer and some of these programs would be running background task and that could be freezing the computer. Viruses and other threats run many malicious programs that lock up the computer, then, Windows 7 gives you a not responding message. If the system RAM is less than required by any application, Windows 7 might freeze.
Affect on system performance
When the "Windows 7 not responding" error message appears on the computer, freezes and you might have to turn off and turn the computer on using the power on button. This process of restarting the computer could result in Operating System crash. If this error message pops up frequently, the computer would slow down and that affects the performance of Windows 7.
Since the error message "Windows 7 not responding" pops up when the computer is running slow or if it’s frozen, you need to look for every possible reason that could make your computer work slow. You can upgrade the system RAM, if the system performance is reduced due to system memory shortage. You need to run a virus scan with an updated antivirus program to ensure that the computer is not infected.
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