Slow loading of thumbnails in Windows® 7
Do you find slow loading of thumbnails in your Windows 7 system? Read to fix the issue.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search, Windows Defender etc. are some of the advanced features of this OS. Windows 7 is also more stable and secure than previous versions of Windows based operating systems. Windows 7 supports thumbnail viewing of files saved on the hard disk of the system. Thumbnails can be best described as reduced size versions of pictures or files on the system. Thumbnails allow users to instantly find and access the required files on the system. Although thumbnails on Windows 7 would be of great use, there are some issues that might come up with the use of them. These include thumbnails freezing on loading, thumbnails loading very slowly etc. There are many reasons as to why thumbnails on Windows 7 are loading slowly. These include errors within the files of the thumbnails, malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files associated with the thumbnails, registry related issues causing slowdown etc. The symptoms of problems with thumbnails on Windows 7 include thumbnails loading very slow and system freezing during the load process.
Below mentioned detail gives users more information regarding tips to fix slow loading of thumbnails in the Windows 7 system:
- Remove malware
- Repair operating system
- Clean disk space
The thumbnails on Windows 7 might be loading slow because of the presence of malware within the system. Malware cause such problems by infecting system files and modifying them. The slow loading of thumbnails on Windows 7 caused by malware can be easily resolved by removing the malware from the system using an antivirus program or a malware removal tool.
Repair operating system
If some of the system files on Windows 7 associated with the generating thumbnails got damaged in some way, then the thumbnails would load very slowly. This problem can be resolved by repairing the Windows 7 OS using default OS repair tool. If the problem has come up on the system very recently, then users can also try restoring the system to an earlier time using the System Restore tool which would also get the system files back to ideal working state and solve the problem.
The hard disk of the system is used to store data. Even if old data is removed from the system, traces of it would remain on the hard disk and cause new data to be stored in a disorganized manner. Such traces might be causing the slow loading of the thumbnails and such problems can be solved by cleaning the disk space using the default clean disk tool or by defragmenting the hard disk.
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