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Windows® 7 Locks Up

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Locking up of your system is one of the major problems faced by the computer users. Your system freezees during locking up. The keyboard and mouse inputs do not work due to locking up and it might waste your time. You could not move the mouse pointer of your screen and it remains still. Your system might meet with lock up during the start of it or after two days. This lock up might occur once in a day or sometimes five times a day. There are several symptoms of the lock up or freeze of your system. Sometimes Windows of your system may stop responding and display of your system might not move. Blue screen error is another symptom of Windows 7 lock up. Your system stops responding to the input from the mouse or keyboard. If your system is coming out of sleep mode or suspend mode might undergoes locking up.

Following are the reasons behind the locking up of Windows 7 and tips to solve the locking up of Windows 7:

  • Due to viruses
  • Issues due to external devices
  • Outdated drivers

Due to viruses
Viruses and worms in your system is a reason for locking up of Windows 7. Thus, you need to install antivirus software to remove viruses and malwares. You need to scan your entire system using the scanning software. Do not forget to scan the USB storage devices connected to your system. Make sure that you are using the latest updated software for the purpose of scanning. Lock up might also cause if a system is installed with two virus scanning software. Thus, you need to uninstall the old software before installing the new software.

Issues due to external devices
Lock ups might occur due to the sudden disconnection of external devices like printer, mouse, keyboard etc connected to your system. Unplugging of the printer or any external device from the power source for ten seconds during its working might cause lock up. Thus, make sure that the external devices are securely plugged. If you are connecting too many USB devices to the same hub might also cause lock ups. Sometimes, you wrongly connect the connector of mouse in the port of keyboard might also cause lock ups.

Outdated drivers
All hardware devoces of your system need to have drivers for the proper working. The use of outdated drivers in your system might cause the lock up of the system. You might face lock ups when changing the display solutions or playing 3D video game in your system. This is due to outdated video drivers thus you need to install updated drivers from manufacture’s website.

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