It is a very common problem in windows 10 but it can be a major if it is not solved. The application gets freeze and shut down automatically and you cannot do your activities. It is very frustrating and panic but here in this article You will get the simple ways to fix Application Not Responding in Windows 10.


Possible Reasons for “Application Not Responding”


  1. Compatibility of the operating system as per the Application we are using.
  2. Out-Dated Windows or Application you are using.
  3. Prevention of system security software using the application.
  4. Corrupted application files.
  5. Sometimes your Registry holds corrupted files or entries.
  6. App Store’s cache files.


How to Fix “Application Not Responding in Windows 10”


Solution 1- Check Antivirus to Remove Malware


Sometimes this problem may occur if you have any malware issue in your system and you get Application not responding message. How to fix:


  1.  Get a good Antivirus or download it.
  2. Once you downloaded, just install.
  3.  After Installing open it by double-clicking on Antivirus icon.
  4. Now search for the Scan button and either scan full system or just application that you are using.
  5. Once you get any malware or virus, removes it by clicking on the fix or remove.
  6. Now try to use that application if it is working.


Solution 2- App Compatibility


App compatibility is very important if you are going to use any application. If your operating system is not matching the requirement of the application then you can face this problem. How to fix:


  1. You can simply visit the official site of the application.
  2. Go to the download page and search for compatibility details.
  3. Check if your system fulfills the requirements needed to use that App.
  4. Make sure your system fulfills at least minimum requirements.
  5. If not then try another compatible app as per your operating system need.


Solution 3- Close Other Apps


Sometimes this problem may occur if you are using multiple applications at a time. If you do so you can get a message “Application not responding”.


In many cases your system gets freeze and you cannot even close other background running applications. To get rid of this, follow the below steps.


  1. Press Ctrl+ Shift+ Esc at the same time to open the task manager.
  2. Now you can see all background running applications on a pop-up screen.
  3. Right-click on them one by one and choose the options to end the task.
  4. Now your background running applications will close.
  5. After closing background apps, check if your problem resolved.


Solution 4- Corrupted application files


There may be a chance when some of your application’s files are corrupted. The application will stop working or close automatically and many chances to freeze sometimes. Follow the below steps to solve.


  1. Open “control panel” by searching on the search bar.
  2. Go to “uninstall a program” in the “Programs” section.
  3. Uninstall the application, when the uninstall process is done then restart your PC.
  4. Now download that application again and install it.
  5. Now check if your problem is resolved and not showing the message “Application not responding” in windows 10.


Solution 5- Scan Windows Registry


If you have not scanned your windows registry for very long then it might be the reason to showing Application not responding message. Sometimes windows registry holds corrupted files and it can conflict by using applications.


You have to scan and clean junk files from there. The best way to clean it, use a third party cleaner applications. I recommend Wise Registry Cleaner.


But if you want to get rid of this manually then follow the below steps.


  1. Go to the search bar and type Powershell. You will get the option of Windows PowerShell in downslide option, Just click on that.
  2. You need to right-click on that and select the option Run as Administrator.
  3. A command pop-up screen will open, run command “Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}”
  4. After completing this you need to restart your system and check if the problem is solved or not.


Solution 6- Reinstall software


If your system is showing the message “Application not working” for the specific app then it is time to remove or uninstall that specific application from the control panel and download it from an authentic website and install it again. It will most likely help you to solve the error because firstly you will get an updated version of that application and secondly it will be at its default settings. Follow the below steps:


  1. Search control panel in the search bar and open it.
  2. Now, will see many options, find Programs and Features and click on that.
  3.  A next window will open to uninstall that application.
  4. Choose that specific application and uninstall it.
  5. After that. Restart the system and download the same application from the authentic website and install it again.
  6. Now check if the same message “Application not responding” in windows 10 is showing or not.


Solution 7- Upgrade Windows


There is a possibility of showing error Application not Responding if your window is outdated. To fix this issue you just need to upgrade your windows into the latest version windows 10. Most of the times by updating windows can fix several issues. Follow the below steps and update your windows into the latest version.


  1. Search for ‘services’ in your Cortana search box and from drop-down select services.
  2. Now select ‘Windows update’ and press the enter key.
  3. In ‘startup type’ Automatic should be selected if it’s not select automatic from the drop-down menu.
  4. Now press the Apply button and then press ok to save new settings.


Solution 8- System file checker (SFC)


If you have any corrupted files in your system then this could be the cause of the same error. To fix this issue you need to run system file checker. After completing this process there is most chance to get rid of the message application not responding in windows 10. Follow the below steps:


  1. Press Windows key + X at the same time.
  2. A menu bar will open, select Command Prompt (Admin) and press enter.
  3. Now input ‘sfc/scannow’ and press enter.
  4. It will start the process of scanning and it may take some time to complete.
  5. This process will identify the corrupted files in your systems and fix them automatically.
  6. Now close the command section and Restart your PC/Laptop.


Ending Note


Above I mentioned all possible ways to solve the error of Application not responding in windows 10. One of the above solutions will surely work for you and will get rid of the same error again and again. I hope this article will help and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


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