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Troubleshooting Windows 7 Freezing Issues

Updated on February 1, 2012

Windows 7 is a great operating system that has many wonderful new features that increase fun and productivity. But, some people have been reporting that it is randomly freezing and not responding at times. This can be a combination of different issues that all play together to cause this issue. So, to help you try and resolve the issue of windows 7 freezing I have some tips that you can do to prevent that from happening.

A lot of freezing issues for windows are rooted into the directory structure of the machine. What happens in the registry over time is that the keys that contain the structure become obsolete, corrupted, or removed for many different programs.

The registry corruption can come from many different sources. One is just uninstalling a program can still leave a mountain of residual keys that are obsolete in the registry. Many programs are not able to fully clean themselves out after you request to uninstall them.

The other major cause of registry corruption is the presence of a virus or spyware. Many viruses or spyware will actually go in and redirect certain keys in your registry to perform a certain function. So when you click a program that you want to come up and the computer freezes it is because it cannot understand that redirection. This is where most people start to experience freezing within any windows machine. So, doing periodic maintenance on your computer on a monthly basis is a great way to prevent this from happening.

Virus Scan

If, possible first run a virus and anti malware scan to see if there are any viruses on your machine that could be cause in the issue.

Disk cleanup

Windows has a pretty efficient integrated tool to do a cleanup of unwanted programs and files on the computer.

Disk Defragment

Disk defragmenter is used when the files are not able to be read efficiently. Over time the files get scattered on the drive and have to be reorganized.

Registry Cleaner

There are many registry cleaners on the market that do a wonderful job of cleaning the registry. They are really helpful after doing a complete clean up on your machine because they will organize and remove any invalid information that the registry may contain.

Some additional things that you can do are:

>> Add more Memory

>> Cool down your computer

>> Keep a short list of startup items/background services.

>> Clean system files and folders that are no longer necessary

>> Clean browsers history and cookies

>> Optimize services and apply a profile for fast computing (You can do this through some efficient system utilities software).

All of these options will keep your system running at peak performance. A lot of these utilities can be found free on the internet. So, protect your investment and keep it running in top condition.


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  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida

    actually the same process applys for XP freezing as well..

  • artrush73 profile image


    6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, I'm using xp ;-) I'm sure to get the apple next time


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