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Windows 7 not working? Here are some Solutions

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Windows 7 not working

Windows 7 is pretty cool. I’ve been using it for quite some time and it doesn’t crash much. But there are some times when Windows 7 gives problems. Those cases are very rare, and I have solutions for them. Is your Windows 7 not working for some reason? Here are some bug fixes.

Problem 1: iPhone doesn’t sync

There are many iPhone users who have reported problems with Windows 7 as the iTunes software does not sync well. This happens usually with comuters having 64 bit Windows and P55 chipsets. Sometimes the iPhone isn’t recognized, but even if it is, iTunes says that it cannot connect to the phone because of an unknown error.

Windows 7 not working


One solution to this problem is to disable the USB power management. Click on Start and in the search box, type devmgmt.msc and hit Return. This will open the device manager. Go to View and click on ‘Devices by’. Expand the USB controllers and right click a USB root hub. Now click on Properties and select Power management. Uncheck the option, “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”. Do this for all USB hubs.

Now restart the PC and try to sync. Your problem will be solved.

Problem 2: Taskbar problems


Windows 7 taskbar is pretty cool but the new buttons get confusing for novice users. It is difficult to tell if the icon on the taskbar is a running app or just another icon pinned on the bar. There is a simple way to restore standard buttons. Right click on the taskbar and click on Properties. On the option that says Taskbar button, select the dropdown to show ‘Combine when taskbar is full’ or ‘Never combine’. And if you miss the Quick Launch bar, right click the taskbar and select Toolbars. Select New toolbar. Now type %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch there, and select folder. Now you’ll be able to see Quick Launch.

Windows 7 not working

Problem 3: Hidden extensions


This is not exactly a Windows 7 not working problem, but hidden extension can get annoying. To fix this, go to Explorer and select Tools. Click on Folder options and select View. Now uncheck the option that says ‘Hide extensions for known file types’. This will start showing file extensions. So if you ever have a virus.txt.exe  in the future, this will make sure you don’t open it.

Problem 4: DVD Audio problems

Sometimes the movie DVD you’re playing doesn’t give intelligible sound, while other times there is no sound at all.


If anything like that happens, you should go to Control Panel and select Hardware and Sound. Click on Sound and then right click the present default playback device. Select its properties and go to Advanced. Now if there are any settings in Exclusive mode, clear them and click on Ok. Your DVDs might play better now.

Problem 5: Windows 7 is too slow


Make Windows 7 faster by following these tips.

Is your Windows 7 not working? Tell us about it through your comments and we’ll try to find a solution for that.