Resolving Windows® 7 Aero Crash Issue
Is the Aero feature of Windows 7 installed on your system crashing? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest OS release from Microsoft. This OS is far superior to previous Windows based operating systems and it comes packed with many advanced features. Windows 7 is not only more secure than other operating systems but more stable as well. The extended support for Microsoft and the millions of Windows 7 compatible applications are an added advantage. Windows Aero, Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Gadgets etc. are some of the features of this OS. Windows Aero is part of the enhanced graphical user interface and it makes the OS more visually appealing. The Aero feature can be even disabled if users do not require such visual effects. However, there are some issues that might come up with the use of Aero feature on Windows 7. These include Aero crashing issue. The Aero on Windows 7 might be crashing because of many reasons. Some of them include problems with the graphics drivers installed on the system, problems with some of the system files associated with the functioning of graphics drivers, malware infections within the system etc. The Windows 7 Aero crash might be when users are enabling the Aero feature or changing the characteristics of the Aero already enabled. Such Aero related problems would be followed by error messages.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to resolve Aero crash issues in Windows 7:
- Run antivirus program
- Check graphics drivers
- Verify integrity of system files
Run antivirus program
The Aero on Windows 7 might be crashing because of malware infections within the system. Malware infections are known to bring around such issues by infecting important Aero related system files and modifying their working characteristics. Such malware caused issues can be easily resolved by removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program.
Check graphics drivers
The Aero feature on Windows 7 requires a dedicated graphics card. This graphics card communicates with the Windows 7 OS using the graphics drivers and any issues with the graphics drivers would cause the Aero to crash. All Windows 7 users having Aero crash issue are advised to check the graphics drivers installed on the system. This can be done using the Device Manager utility. If the graphics drivers are found incompatible, illegitimate or outdated, then the drivers must be replaced with suitable ones to solve the problem.
If some of the system files associated with the graphics drivers or files essential for the functioning of the Aero feature got corrupted or damaged in some way, then the Aero would crash. In this case, the problem can be only resolved by repairing the OS Windows 7 using default OS repair tool. Users can check the integrity of the system files using the sfc/ scannow command in the CMD and repair the OS if required. If the problem has come up recently, restoring the OS to an earlier time using system restore feature would also solve the issue.
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