The Windows Club

Programs not responding in Windows 10/8/7

At times, you may have seen a message that some program had stopped responding on your Windows computer. The reasons for such Programs not responding or Program has stopped working or responding message could be many and there the troubleshooting options different too. We have already covered the following  subjects:

  1. PowerPoint is not responding
  2. Outlook is not responding
  3. DNS Server is not responding
  4. Windows is not responding
  5. Internet Explorer is not responding.

Today we will take a look at some other common scenarios where you may encounter a Program not responding message.

Programs not responding in Windows

If a Program is not responding, it means that a problem has occurred in the program and it is, therefore, interacting more slowly than usual with Windows. You can choose to wait for it to start working automatically or you can terminate or kill the process.

The probable cause for this are:

The actions you could take if you face such a situation are:

One last thing! You could also optimize the computer for performance. Clean up Disk Space, uninstall unwanted programs, run the Program & System Maintenance Troubleshooters.

Open an elevated Command Prompt, type the following and hit Enter to run the Performance Troubleshooter.

msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic

This troubleshooter helps the user adjust settings to improve operating system speed and performance.

Printer not responding

If you receive a Printer not responding message run the Printer Troubleshooter and see. Make sure that you are using the latest version of the Printer Driver.

Program has stopped working

These posts too will help you if you receive a Program has stopped working message:

All the best!