Fix Windows® 7 System Not Responding
How to fix "System not responding" message in Windows 7 system?
Anything that causes the Windows 7 application to stop responding could cause Windows to add the "Not Responding" message to the title bar. Programs in the system become unresponsive within minutes after launching them; others become unresponsive when using them over long periods of time. When a program in Windows 7 system becomes unresponsive, it displays the "Not Responding" message, and as a result, slows down computer speed and performance. You need to perform a full system scan and delete all the detected files. Uninstall and then reinstall the program if it is not responding every time you use it. You might need to reinstall Windows 7 if the problems continue on a regular basis. Create the backup of the important files and programs before reinstalling Windows 7.
Following are the points that give you a better idea on Windows 7 "system not responding" message:
- Causes of the issue
- Consequences of "system not responding" message
- Fixing the issue
Causes of the issue
Hardware incompatibilities with the Windows 7 might be one of the reasons for the system not responding. In this case you might even experience a Blue Screen of Death. Sometimes the drivers that manage the hardware might be the cause. Windows 7 and its registry are very complex and even minor damage with them could not only make system errors but makes a computer totally useless. Spyware, adware etc from the Internet are also common reasons. Sometimes the error happens because of running too many applications at the same time.
Consequences of "system not responding" message
When you close a program that has stopped responding in the system, all files or documents that you have opened using the programs are closed. Some programs might try to save your information, but it depends on the program that you are using. Thus you would lose the data if you have not saved it frequently. When your Windows 7 system is not responding, the computer might freeze which means that neither the mouse, nor the keyboard is working and the only solution is to hit the 'Restart' button.
You could fix the error of the Windows 7 system not responding by replacing the faulty hardware and the drivers with a functioning one. Also it is recommended to clean the Windows and the registry files using the registry cleaner. You should run the anti-malware program to remove the malware in the system. If you have more than one antivirus program then they would have conflicts resulting in the crash of the computer. So uninstall the antivirus program causing the error. This would prevent the message of "system not responding" in Windows 7 system.
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