One of the most chaffed situations is when you are trying to open your desired webpage and Google Chrome crashes time and again. Well! If you are one of those facing this annoying scene, here is how to fix it by using some useful methods. No wonder for using so many methods because there is no solid reason behind these crashes. It can be due to one or the other cause. So, let’s try to resolve this issue by applying various handy techniques one followed by other.
- Common Techniques to fix Chrome Crash
- Techniques Involving Google Chrome Settings
- Complex but Handy Methods
Common Techniques to fix Chrome Crash
Before going deep into the sea, you need to try some simple techniques to work around this issue. Here they are.
1: Open only One Page in Chrome
At times, your system does not contain enough space to load multiple sites at the same time. So, try to open one website at a time. If you have opened multiple sites, you need to close all of them except the webpage you are trying to open. Now the little memory of your system will load the site slowly, but it will not crash.
2: Restart Chrome Browser
You should close Chrome and then reopen it. You can use a hotkey “Ctrl + Q” to close Google Chrome and then open Chrome browser and press “Ctrl+Shift+T” to reopen the site you were trying to open earlier. It will work somehow.
3: Reboot PC
If the error persists, you should reboot the system. From time to time, some applications in your system may be interrupting the loading of your desired website in Chrome. So, restarting the system can resolve the issue to some extent.
If you are still confronting this issue, you need to open the same website in another browser. Changing the browser can testify whether it is browser’s problem or the site itself contains an error. So, try to use Internet Explorer or Firefox for this purpose. If the problem persists, it means the issue is not with Chrome; there is some problem with the website you are trying to open. So, contact the site admin to keep him aware of this condition.
Techniques Involving Google Chrome Settings
There are some useful techniques to change the settings of Google Chrome to fix this issue. You can try all of them to remove crashing error.
1: Reinstall Chrome
There may be an issue with Chrome browser profile. Thus, it becomes unavoidable to uninstall Google Chrome from the installed programs and then re-install it.
Now re-install it and see if everything is working finely.
2: Chrome Extensions
Sometimes, a crashed webpage is due to Chrome extensions. If you have a large number of extensions, you may experience crashes time and again. So, you should keep a few addons. Just delete all of addons and add them again. Go to the “Menu” icon at the top right corner of Google Chrome. It will show you a category “More Tools” and as you hover the mouse pointer on it, you will see an option “Extensions.” Just click it to view the extensions.
3: Remove Saved Passcodes
When you are trying to access a site for which you have already saved the password, it may show you crashed page. It is because the passwords you have saved are corrupt. So, it becomes necessary for you to remove all passwords. Click “Menu” icon in Google Chrome and select the category “Settings” in the list.
Now in advanced settings, at the bottom of the page, there will be a category “Manage Passwords.” Click to view saved passwords. As you see them, select one password and click “X” appears next to it to delete it. Remove all of them by following the same method and click the option “Done” at the bottom.
Now restart your browser and try to reload the desired page, it will work for sure.
4: Clear Saved Data
You should clear the history of downloaded files, cookies, cache memory and other data. It may be interrupting the loading of the page.
5: Disable Hardware Acceleration
It is very important for you to disable hardware acceleration option because it can interrupt a straight connection of a website on Chrome.
Go to “Settings” in Chrome Browser and click “Show Advanced Settings” option at the bottom of the page.
In Advanced Settings, you need to look for a category “System” that usually lies at the bottom of the page. Uncheck “Use Hardware Acceleration when available” option.
Complex but Handy Methods
If none of the above-discussed techniques is workable, you should try the following methods that are absolutely handy to fix this issue.
1: Change Chrome Profile
Chrome has a lot of veiled features, and one of these veiled ones is its profile. It may be the bone of contention that needs to be removed by renaming it. When you rename the profiles folder, Chrome generates new profiles in no time and thus, the problem will not exist anymore.
Go to “Start” and open Search bar where you need to enter “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\” and press Enter.
You will see the “User Data” folder where you need to right-click “Default” folder and select “Rename” option. Now type “Backup Default” and press “Ctrl+X” to cut it from “User Data” window. Now return to “Chrome” folder and press “Ctrl+V” to put it here. That’s all. Chrome will create a new profile in no time and thus, you would be able to open your desired pages without any more crashing.
2: Chrome Conflicts
There is a potpourri of modules that can create a conflict of any webpage with Google Chrome. You can check by using “Chrome://conflicts” command.
Go to the browser and type “Chrome://conflicts” in the address bar to open modules.
If there is any fishy module, you will see it in red color, and a warning message will also appear with it in such way, “Known to conflict with Chrome.” If it is so, you need to download a Malware cleaner to give full protection to your data and the system. AdwCleaner is reliable in this context.
3: Antimalware Program
It may be due to some malware or virus that creates this annoying situation for you. So, you need to install a reliable anti malware program to remove the crashing problem. Comodo Cleaning Essentials is one of them. You just need to install it, and it will detect and kill every malware harming your system.
4: Use SFC (System File Checker) Option
Ultimately, there is SFC option for you to get rid of this problem. You need to use it in Command Prompt (with admin rights).
Right-click the Start button (In Windows 10) to view the context Start menu. It will show you “Command Prompt (Admin) in the list. Just select it. If you are using any other version of Windows, just press “Windows key + R” to open Run dialog box and type “cmd.exe”. Press Enter while you have done.
Now type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter.
It will take a couple of minutes to complete, and that’s all. Now reboot the system and open Chrome to access your desired websites. Surprised! Yes, it is working now.