One of the most frustrating things that can happen when you are using your computer is when Windows Vista Explorer keeps freezing. There are few things worse than trying to just navigate around your computer and being unable to because of either excessive slowdown or because your operating system completely freezes. If this has been happening to you than you need to learn how to deal with it.
Read on to find out the most common causes of this problem and how to fix it.
Why Windows Vista Explorer Keeps Freezing
There are a lot of different reasons why this problem might be affecting you and your computer, but there are a couple that you should check out first as they are the likely culprits. Here are the four most common causes of this problem:
- There is a problem with your installation of your most recent Service Pack.
- You have a virus that is keeping your computer from properly navigating through its different folders and files.
- Your computer is running too many applications and is running out of free memory or free hard drive space for temporary files necessary for proper navigation.
- Your computer is bogged down with registry errors that you need to sort through and clean up.
How to Fix Things When Windows Vista Explorer keeps freezing
All of the above problems are relatively simple and easy to fix. Here’s how you go about getting your computer working again.
- Try reinstalling the most recent service pack that you are operating with. You can also attempt to install the last Service Pack before that, though this can open up your computer to all sorts of other errors with programs so only try this as a last resort and only if you weren’t having any problems before.
- Update your anti-virus and run a scan in Safe Mode. After you have cleared out any problems, set your anti-virus program to run another scan the next time your computer loads and then restart your machine. This should take care of any viruses lagging you down.
- Run fewer applications at one time, upgrade your RAM and make sure you regularly clean out your temporary files with a small program dedicated to this (like CC Cleaner).
Always Run Registry Cleaners
If you haven’t been running a registry cleaner than that is likely the cause of your Windows Vista Explorer keeps freezing problems. If you don’t regularly run a registry cleaner than you are going to have a LOT of files that are compromised that you need cleaned out, which are going to slow down your computer and even shut it down completely with regularity. Get a good quality registry cleaner and run it immediately and you are likely to find you Windows Vista Explorer keeps freezing problems go away immediately.
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