Resolving Thumbnails Issue on Windows® 7
Are you facing problems with thumbnail preview functionality on taskbar of your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This OS comes with many features such as Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets and so on. The thumbnails preview on Windows 7 is a very popular feature as it allows users to view the task being done by an application or software without having to open it. The thumbnail preview would automatically load when the cursor is brought near the icon of the minimized task on the taskbar. The thumbnails preview is a part of the enhanced GUI and it can be turned on or off as per user requirements. Although using the thumbnails feature in Windows 7 is simple, there are some issues that might come up with it. These include thumbnails loading very slowly, thumbnails not loading at all, system freezing when thumbnails are loading and so on. There are many reasons as to why thumbnail functionality of your Windows 7 system has stopped working. These include malware infections within the system, problems with the registry of the system, issues with Windows Aero feature, Direct X problems, problems with the administrative templates on the system etc.
Following details mentioned below give users more information regarding tips to solve thumbnails not displaying issue on Windows 7:
- Remove malware
- Repair operating system
- Check drivers/ Direct X
The thumbnails preview problem on the taskbar of your Windows 7 system might be because of the presence of malware within the system. Malware are known to cause such problems by infecting critical files necessary for the thumbnails functionality and modifying them. Such problems caused by malware can be resolved by removing the malware infections on the system using an updated antivirus program.
Repair operating system
If some of the system files essential for the working of thumbnails functionality got damaged or corrupted in some way, then thumbnails problem might come up. In such cases, the problem can be only fixed by repairing the operating system using the default OS repair tool and the installation disk of Windows 7. If the problem seems to have come up recently, restoring the system to an earlier time might also solve the issue and get the thumbnails feature on the taskbar working again.
Thumbnails preview problem with the taskbar on Windows 7 might be also because of issues with the graphics drivers or the Direct X installed on the system as these are critical for the functioning of Aero feature (thumbnail associated feature). All Windows 7 users facing the thumbnails issue are advised to reinstall the graphics drivers and the Direct X on the system to solve such problems.
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