How to resolve the issue when Windows® taskbar freezes
Is the taskbar on your Windows computer freezing? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows based Operating Systems are very popular. This is because these operating systems are very light on system resources and simple to use. Windows operating systems also come with many system utilities that help maintain the system in ideal working state. Windows taskbar is a feature that has been included in all of modern day Windows Operating Systems. The taskbar can be used to launch and also monitor the status of applications that are running on the system. The taskbar on Windows Operating Systems is part of the unique Graphical User Interface and it is very popular among all kinds of users. The taskbar on your Windows operating system can be even customized to add shortcuts to regularly used applications which would ensure that they can be launched and operated without any delay. Although using the taskbar on Windows operating systems are very easy, some users might face some issues when using it. These issues include taskbar freeze issue, task bar disappearing issue, system restarting when taskbar is used etc. The taskbar freeze issue is very common and might be because of reasons such as registry errors, problems with graphics drivers installed on the system, issues with some of the system files of the OS, malware infections on the system etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to resolve Windows taskbar freezing issue:
- Check system files
- Clean registry
- Scan for malware
Check system files
Issues with the system files can cause Windows taskbar freezing issues. The problem might be with the user configuration files or some system files directly associated with the working of taskbar. Windows users facing taskbar freeze issues are recommended to check the system files on the OS using the 'sfc/scannow' command in the command prompt and if the system files are found damaged, then OS would have to be repaired using the default OS repair tool. If the problem has come up after some changes were made to some system files, then restoring the OS to previous restore point (using System Restore) tool would solve the problem.
Registry of your Windows computer is the place where important information essential for the working of the system are stored and accessed. Registry related issues or problems can cause many problems with the working of the system including taskbar freezing issue. The Windows taskbar freeze issue caused by registry related reasons can be resolved by cleaning the registry with a registry cleaning software. As registry of the system is a very sensitive place, it is always suggested that users backup the registry before making any modifications.
Another reason for Windows taskbar freeze issue is malware. Malware cause such problems by infecting system files associated with the taskbar and changing their working characteristics. Windows users facing taskbar freeze problems are recommended to scan the system thoroughly for malware and then remove any infections. Removing the problem causing infections would automatically resolve the taskbar freeze issue.
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