Shut down Hang ups in Windows® 7
What is the cause of a shutdown hangs in Windows 7? What are the tips to fix them?
You may experience an issue in which Windows 7 hangs at shut down, either with or without an error message. Shut down issue is one of the most common types of problems with the Windows operating system. Troubleshooting a operating system shut down issue is easy. A virus in the system may cause a system hang. Processes started by some third-party drivers can also hang the shut down process. You can try opening the task manager and ending any processes related to third-party devices or other hardware connected to your computer, and then re-attempts the shutdown. Windows may hang up on the welcome screen right after login. It can hang during shutdown. The programs you opened may hang or just stop responding including your mouse and keyboard.
Tips to fix the shut down hang ups in Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Viruses and Spyware
- Many programs running at once
- Corrupt Windows Registry
Viruses and Spyware
Malicious files hiding in your system corrupt the files and hinder your system performance causing Windows 7 to eventually hang up. You need to keep your virus definitions always updated. You should also make sure that you download the latest security patches and updates. Always run a scan on your system to detect these viruses and spyware then delete them.
Many programs running at once
This process consumes more virtual RAM (Random Access Memory) than your system can handle. You should not open a lot of applications simultaneously. You can also reduce the number of software and websites currently running to those that are importantly. If you are a multi-tasker, then you can upgrade RAM to run more applications.
The registry contains information and settings which Windows 7 references while operating. These databases eventually become disordered because of redundant and obsolete entries. It is advised then to clean your Windows registry to delete those unwanted entries. A small change or error in an entry may cause major damage in your operating system. Diagnosing your system with a registry cleaner is the best solution to solve registry issues. It is a specialized software which can thoroughly scan your Windows registry, repairs any errors it sees, and deletes all those invalid entries. By using a clean registry, you would notice a great improvement in your computer speed and performance.
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