Resolving Windows® XP® Desktop Hang Issue
Is the desktop of Windows XP system hanging? Find out how to solve the problem
Windows XP is widely used by all kinds of users. This OS is not only simple to use, but is also very light on system resources and can be installed on any system regardless of its hardware configurations. Windows XP also has a simple interface so that users with very little knowledge regarding how to use computers would be able to use the OS well and to its full capabilities. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of Windows XP. These include blue screen errors, system/ desktop hang, application corruption, system slowdown etc. The desktop hang issue on Windows XP is also very common and the problem can be very annoying. The desktop hang issue would prompt users to forcefully restart the system resulting in loss of data and the problem might even corrupt the OS in the long run. The desktop hang issue on Windows XP might be because of several reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files of the OS, registry related problems etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding methods to resolve desktop hang issues on Windows XP:
- Fix registry errors
- Verify system file integrity
- Scan and remove threats
Fix registry errors
Registry is the database on your computers where all information regarding the working of the system are stored and accessed. Registry entries in your Windows XP system are created automatically and for every small activity done on the system. As the system is used over time, there would be very large number of registry entries. Clashes between the registry entries of wanted and unwanted entries can cause problems such as desktop hang. This issue can be resolved by fixing the registry errors by cleaning the registry of the system with a registry cleaning software such as RegCure.
Verify system file integrity
Your Windows XP system requires all of the system files to be in correct working condition. Damage to system files can cause desktop hang issue. This is because the system would run into errors every time the damaged files are invoked. All Windows XP users facing the desktop hang issue are advised to verify the integrity of the system files using the 'sfc/ scannow' command in the CMD. If the system files are found damaged or corrupted, then the OS would have to be repaired or restored to solve the issues.
Malware are also known to cause desktop hang issues with Windows XP systems so that users would lose data. Windows XP users experiencing desktop hang issues are suggested to scan the system thoroughly using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tools and then remove all threats or infections. Removing the malware that is causing the issue would automatically solve the desktop hanging problem.