Resolving Windows® 7 Taskbar Hang Issue
Is the taskbar on your Windows 7 system hanging? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This OS has many advanced features such as Windows Aero, Windows Search, Windows Gadgets, Windows Defender and so on. Windows 7 has an enhanced taskbar unlike previous Windows-based operating systems. This taskbar is a part of the enhanced GUI and is very graphical. Applications or active windows can be pinned to this taskbar for easy access and use. However, there are some issues that might come up with the use of the taskbar on Windows 7. These include taskbar hanging, users unable to perform a task with the taskbar, taskbar disappearing randomly etc. Such issues with the taskbar of Windows 7 might be because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files associated with the taskbar, issues with the graphics drivers installed on the system, problems with some of the applications pinned to the taskbar etc. Taskbar hanging issues on Windows 7 would mean that users would have to forcefully restart the system. This might result into data loss.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to resolve taskbar hang issue in Windows 7:
- Remove all malware
- Verify system file integrity
- Check graphics drivers
Remove all malware
Malware can cause many issues with the working of your Windows 7 system. Malware infections within the system might have infected the Aero feature or the essential taskbar system files causing the problem. Such issues caused by malware can be easily resolved by removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program.
Verify system file integrity
The Windows 7 taskbar freeze issue on your system might be because some of the system files essential for the working of the taskbar got damaged or corrupted. All Windows 7 users having taskbar freeze issues are advised to verify the integrity of the system files using the sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt and if any system files are found missing, the OS would have to be replaced with the default OS repair tool to solve the problem.
Windows 7 requires a dedicated graphics card to operate and this graphics card requires drivers. Drivers are the link between the graphics card and the OS. As the taskbar is part of the graphical user interface, any issues with the graphics drivers would affect the functioning of the taskbar. Windows 7 users experiencing taskbar freeze issues are recommended to check the graphics drivers installed on the system using the device manager. If the driver is found illegitimate/ outdated or incorrect, the drivers would have to be replaced with proper ones to solve the issue.
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