Resolving Windows® 7 Freeze Issue When in Idle Mode
Is your Windows 7 system freezing when in idle mode? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the best OS release from Microsoft. This OS is far superior than the previously released Windows-based operating systems as it comes with more features and options. Windows 7 is also more stable and secure compared to other operating systems. Windows Aero, Windows Defender, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search etc. are some of the features of Windows 7. Although Windows 7 is simple to use and operate, there are some problems that might come up with the use of the OS. These include system freeze issues, Blue Screen errors, application corruption, startup/ shutdown issues etc. Some users have also faced system freeze issue after the system has been in idle. Your computer operating on Windows 7 might be freezing when in idle because of many reasons. They include errors within the disk drive, third party applications running in the background conflicting/ clashing, some of the important system files within the Windows 7 OS damaged etc. The Windows 7 freeze issue on idle would force users to manually restart the system and this would result in data loss. Restarting your system forcefully is damaging to the internal components and the problem has to be resolved as quickly as possible.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to resolve Windows 7 freezing on idle mode issue:
- Check system file integrity
- Check disk for errors
- Verify applications/ services
Check system file integrity
The system freeze issue when Windows 7 is in idle mode might be because some of the system files of the operating system got damaged or corrupted. All Windows 7 users having the system freeze issue (when in idle mode) are advised to check the integrity of the system files using the sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt. If any system files are modified or missing, users would be prompted to insert the installation disk to repair the OS.
Check disk for errors
Windows 7 comes with an error checking utility. Windows 7 users experiencing system freeze on idle issue are recommended to use the check disk utility to find and remove any errors. The utility would check and automatically repair any bad sectors within the hard disk and help resolve the problem. The check disk utility can be accessed by right clicking on the partition and using the check now option in the tools tab of the properties option.
Problems with some of the applications or services running in the background when the system is in idle mode can also cause system freeze problem. In such cases, Windows 7 users can make use of the selective startup feature (by entering 'msconfig' command in start search box). Users can uncheck the unnecessary services and check whether the problem is with any application or services. If found so, removing or disabling the problem causing application/ service would resolve the issue.
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