Preventing Windows® Explorer from hanging in Windows® 7
How can you prevent Windows Explorer from hanging in Windows 7?
Windows-based Operating Systems are very popular as they are simple to use and are light on system resources. Windows 7 is the latest Operating System based on the Windows platform and many advanced features have been included in it. Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search etc are some of them. Windows Explorer is a file-browsing utility that comes pre-installed in Windows-based Operating Systems. Windows Explorer makes it possible for users to view the location of the files in the system. Windows Explorer also helps the users to change the location as well as the attributes of the files in the system. Although using Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is easy, there are some problems that might crop up when you use it regularly. The problems include Windows Explorer crashing, Windows Explorer hanging, the appearing of error messages while using Windows Explorer and so on. The Windows Explorer in your Windows 7 system might be hanging because of many reasons such as malware infections, errors within the registry, problems with some of the system files in the OS etc.
Following details give users more information regarding the different ways to fix the issue of Windows Explorer hanging in Windows 7:
- Malware removal tools
- Repair Operating System
- Clean hard disk
Malware removal tools
The issue of Windows Explorer hanging in Windows 7 might arise because of the malware infections within the system. Malware infections cause problems; users are not able to locate the malware and create a backup of all the files in the system before removing the infections. Such problems in Windows 7 caused by malware can be fixed by removing the malware from the system using a good malware removal tool.
Repair Operating System
There is a large number of system files in Windows 7 and if some of the system files associated with the functioning of Windows Explorer are damaged, the issue of Windows Explorer hanging comes up. In such cases, the problem can be fixed by repairing the OS using the default OS repair tool and the installation disc. If the issue of Windows Explorer hanging has come up after some changes were made to the system files, even restoring the system to the previous restore point would help resolve the issue.
Another reason why the issue of Windows Explorer hanging comes up in Windows 7 is because of the presence of lots of unwanted fragments of data on the system hard disk. Even if old data is removed from the hard disk, traces of it would remain on the hard disk and cause the new data to be stored in an unorganized manner. When such data is accessed, Windows Explorer might encounter errors and hang. These problems can be fixed by cleaning the hard disk of the system using a default disk cleanup utility and a default disk defragmenting tool.
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