Microsoft® Office not Responding Issue on Windows® 7
Is the Microsoft Office application installed on your Windows 7 system not responding? Find out how to solve the problem.
Microsoft Office is a series of inter-related desktop applications that are essential for working in an office environment. The Office Suite has been around for a very long time and it is compatible with almost all versions of Windows operating systems and this includes the latest Windows 7 OS. Microsoft Office includes applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and so on. All Microsoft Office applications are extremely simple to use and they can be even used by users with very little computer knowhow. However, there are some issues that might come up with the use of Microsoft Office on your Windows 7 system. These problems include application freeze/ not responding issue, very slow performance from applications, errors when using the applications etc. The Microsoft Office installed on your system might be freezing because of reasons such as problems with application files, issues with system files associated with the applications, registry related problems, malware infections within the system etc. The Microsoft Office not responding issue would force users to forcefully terminate the program resulting in loss of data.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve Microsoft Office not responding issue on Windows 7:
- Clean registry
- Repair application/ OS
- Remove malware
Registry of Windows 7 contains information regarding the working of Microsoft Office installed on the system. Registry entries are created automatically and they might increase to great numbers over time as the system is used. Clashes between the registry entries of Microsoft Office and other entries can cause the concerned Office application to stop responding. Such problems can be resolved by cleaning the registry of the system using registry cleaning software such as RegCure and clearing unwanted registry clutters.
Repair application / OS
The Microsoft Office not responding issue might be also because some of the application files of the application or the system files associated with the application got damaged. Majority of all Microsoft Office versions come with a repair feature and this can be used to repair the application to solve the problems. Similarly, users can also try repairing the OS using default OS repair tool and this would resolve the problem if the system files were at fault.
There are many malware capable of causing issues with the working of applications. If your Windows 7 system got infected with a malware affecting working of Microsoft Office applications, the malware might be causing the application not responding issue. Malware-caused issues such as application not responding problem can be resolved by removing all of the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tool.
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