Resolving Windows® 7 Taskbar Freezing Issue
Is the taskbar on your Windows 7 system freezing? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest and best operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 has many features such as Windows Defender (security software), Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, and Windows Search and so on. Windows based operating systems have a taskbar. The taskbar feature would allow users with easy access to any applications or software that are executed. The taskbar in Windows 7 has been revamped and made better than previous Windows-based operating systems. Windows 7 taskbar is part of the enhanced GUI (Graphical User Interface) and is very visually appealing. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of Windows 7 taskbar. They include taskbar freeze issue, users unable to perform a task on the taskbar etc. Windows 7 taskbar freeze issue might be because of many reasons. Some of them include malware infections within the system, problems with some applications or software pinned to the taskbar, problems with the graphics drivers installed on the system. If the taskbar on your Windows 7 system freezes, then the system would have to be manually restarted.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to resolve taskbar freezing issue in Windows 7:
- Verify graphics drivers
- Check integrity of system files
- Remove infections
Verify graphics drivers
The taskbar on the Windows 7 is part of the graphical user interface which works on the dedicated graphics card of the system. The graphics card requires drivers to function (drivers link the graphics card and the Operating System) and any problems with the graphics card would affect the functioning of the taskbar. Windows 7 users experiencing taskbar freezing issue are recommended to verify the graphics card installed on the system and if the graphics cards are found illegitimate or outdated, they would have to be replaced with proper ones.
Check integrity of system files
If the system files associated with the graphics card get damaged in some way, then the taskbar freeze issue would come up. All Windows 7 users facing taskbar freeze issues are advised to check the integrity of the system files and repair the OS using the default OS repair tool if any of the files are found damaged. The integrity of the system files can be checked using the sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt.
The Windows 7 taskbar freezing issue on your system might be because of malware within the system. Malware are known to bring about such issues by infecting important system files and damaging them. Removing the malware using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tool would resolve this problem.
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