Learn why Windows® 7 freeze during shutdown
What are the reasons that causes the freezing of Windows 7 during shutdown? What are the symptoms and how can this problem be resolved?
Windows 7 is an advanced OS from Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business laptops, desktop, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center computers. Windows 7 has an impressive set of high-end features; it is intended to be a much more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being compatible with applications and hardware which Windows Vista is not. Though Windows 7 offers much advanced computing experience and user interface advancements, few crashes and problems may occur due to any hardware trouble or other application errors or malware issues.
The causes due to which Windows 7 freezes during shut down, the symptoms and the tips to fix the issues are:
- Windows 7 freezes during shutdown
- Causes and symptoms
- Tips to fix freezing during shutdown
Windows 7 freezes during shutdown
While you attempt to shutdown your computer running on Windows 7 Operating System, you may encounter freezing issues. Though freezing happens mainly during the shutdown process, it may also happen when you restart the system. While the shutdown freeze your computer doesn’t respond and after long time it responds. The Start button doesn't do work, neither does the Windows Explorer or Task Manager.
Causes and symptoms
The main symptom is a slow computer, frozen screen. It can be a hardware related trouble or a software related issue. It could be also a particular program is slowing the system when you switch on or shut down. Another cause of system freeze while shut down is that Windows 7 contains an option to erase the system’s virtual memory and system hibernation cache at shutdown. The security feature is disabled by default because it takes a long time to complete, and cause the system shutdown to look like it has frozen.
You need to fix or replace the potential trouble causing hardware. Also make sure to fix the driver issues if they are the causes for the freeze. Uninstall or disable all the applications that are potentially creating trouble in your system freeze. You need to enter the GPEDIT.MSC command at the Run prompt; select the Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, Security Options. At this point, locate the Shut down option, then clear the Virtual Memory Page file option in the column to the right and verify that it is disabled.
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