Why does Windows 7 always freeze when I’m browsing or downloading something?

Mohan Raj December 17, 2012

My Windows 7 freezes all the time when I turn on my internet, but it works fine when the internet is turned off. It happens especially when I’m downloading something. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this.

  1. Duy Nguyen Minh
    December 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Reinstall your browser again. it error.

  2. Alan Wade
    December 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Try changing your browser and see if that works.

  3. Ahmed Musani
    December 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

    try disabling some add ons if you have. this might solve the problem

  4. Fawad Mirzad
    December 18, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Some applications like Internet download manager (IDM) causes system freeze. I am not fan of browser toolbar and applications. so do not use applications and toolbar until you seriously need them.
    For fixing problems in chrome go run >>> Type : %USERPROFILE% >>> go to application data >>> go to local >> go to Google >>> and delete every thing there. chrome will start as you have installed it newly.
    If the problem is still not solved then find what application causes this freeze . in my case IDM was causing freezes which i switched to other download manager.
    This will hopefully solve your problem.
    You can use some free applications like ccleaner to regularly clean your computer and registry this is also really helpful for having a fast and freeze free computer.

  5. Jim Chambers
    December 18, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Please clarify: are you switching on your internet connection when you say "I turn on my internet" or are you just opening your browser.

    • Douglas Mutay
      December 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      I think until he answers your question we cannot be sure of the answer. Because if he is talking about connecting to the internet it will be a different case as if he talked about launching a browser.

    • Mohan
      December 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Enabling my internet connection is what I meant as "turning on my internet". Once I disable the connection it works all fine.

  6. ha14
    December 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    can be because plugin or extensions.

    1.Close Google Chrome
    2.Open Windows Explorer
    3.In address bar type in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
    4.You’ll find “Local State” file there. Delete it
    5.Open Google Chrome and see if it is fixed.

    1.Close Google Chrome
    2.Open Windows Explorer
    3.In address bar type in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
    4.You’ll find the Default folder here. Rename it to “Default.old”
    5.Open Google Chrome and see if download can be without problems.

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