Many a times, unexpected reasons might lead to Google Chrome keeps crashing. But, you should take essential steps when Chrome is keep crashing. Just in case you fail to do so, then you are likely to make the system unstable.
So, here’s a step to step guide to fix the issue and at the same boost the browsing experience.
How to Fix Google Chrome Crashing Issue – Here are 7 Ways You Can Try
Use the Diagnostic Tool
Once you have downloaded and installed Diagnostic, click on ‘Full Scan’ for the cleaning up and repairing the system. This enables you to search for DLLs, ActiveX Entries, and problems associated with the missing files.
The tool also displays recommendations on how you should improve the internet and system performance. You can also defrag the registry to fix entries that enhances the process of fetching and retrieving data into the Registry. This is nothing but a central database that stores configurations and PC settings.
A module contains several programming steps written in a logical manner. These are required for a seamless performance while applications are running. In case Google Chrome crashes, you should understand that there’s something wrong with the modules.
Simply, type ‘chrome://conflicts/’ in the Address Bar and hit ‘ENTER’
Once you get an idea of problematic modules, then you should immediately disable / uninstall them. If everything is fine, then a message ‘No Conflicts detected’ is displayed on the screen.
Disable Extensions & Plugins
Plug-ins are simply add-ons that enhance the functionality of the web browser. Once you attempt to download these plug-ins from an anonymous source, you are sure to face web browser crashes.
So, type ‘about:plugins’ in the Address Bar and hit ‘ENTER’
Disable all the plug-ins one by one. Then, click ‘Menu’ located at the far right hand side corner. Under ‘More Tools >> Extensions’ uncheck the ‘Enabled’ option. This step implies that you would be disabling all extensions. This tip could certainly be solution and give you an answer on why is Chrome crashing.
Delete Data Pertaining to User Profile
Application data constitutes configurations, and user preferences which are stored and accessed whenever the need arises. As with Google Chrome, the AppData directory is where the browser settings are stored. Once any of these files get corrupted, runtime errors occur and there’s no other option to delete such files. So, let’s take a look at the steps.
- Type ‘File Explorer Options’ in the Search Box.
- Once you have opened the File Explorer, go to ‘View’ in the property sheet.
- Enable the option ‘Show hidden files, folders and Drive’ and Click ‘Apply’ followed by ‘OK’.
- Track folders with the path ‘Local >> Google >> Chrome >> User Data >> Default’ on the system drive.
- Later, once the folders get displayed select all and delete them in a single go.
Clean History, Cache & Cookies
Your browser keeps a tab on the web pages visited recently through history. Moreover, non personal information like the IP address is stored in small files called Cookies. Cache is nothing but content for faster data retrieval. If Cache, Cookies or History gets corrupted, then there are high chances of browser crashes. So, you should be starting off with a fresh session by deleting earlier information. Once everything is over, you would never face a situation when Google Chrome has stopped working.
- Once you click ‘Menu’ go to ‘More Tools >> Clear Browsing Data’ present in the drop down list.
- Select ‘The beginning of Time’ option and check the options ‘Browsing History’, ’Download History’, ‘Cookies and other site and plugin data’, ‘Cached images and files’, ‘Passwords’ and ‘Autofill form Data’.
- Finally, click ‘Clear Browsing Data’
Disable Sandbox for Sometime
Sandbox, a security feature in Chrome, keeps the browser away from downloading stuff which may contain virus. Try loading the browser once you have disabled it for some time.
- Right Click ‘Google Chrome’ icon on the desktop and select ‘Properties’.
- Under ‘Properties’, select ‘Shortcut’
- Click on the ‘Target’ text box and add ‘-no-sandbox’ at the end of the text.
- Later, click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’
NOTE: In order to re-enable Sandbox just remove the suffix as mentioned in the earlier point.
Reset Security Zones
Ensure that security zone settings are configured properly. Well, if that’s not the case then Google Chrome can crash down. You can bring it back to Default using the Internet Properties Dialog Box.
- Open the ‘Run’ dialog box, by pressing ‘Windows Key + R’
- Type ‘inetcpl.cpl’ and hit ‘OK’.
- Under the property sheet ‘Internet Properties’ navigate to ‘Security >> Internet >> Security Level for this zone’
- Change the level to ‘Medium-High’ and click ‘Reset all zones to default level’.
- Finally, click ‘Apply’ to save the changes. Later, confirm by clicking ‘OK’.
Well, these are some of the ways you can get the Chrome browser up and running. Changing the registry settings or disabling the Download Manager could yet be another way. After all, it’s your choice on how you can resolve the issue quickly.