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Google Chrome Keeps Crashing on startup? Here’s 7 solutions to Fix it

Despite the huge improvements in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome is still the most popular browser out there. It is fast, reasonably secure and works well. But some of the users report Google Chrome Keeps Crashing, or Google Chrome opens and closes immediately. Some others report High CPU usage or Google chrome not responding. The Chrome browser became unstable at startup, Take time to load the home page. The reason may vary such as internet cache, browser extensions, chrome database corruption and more. Well, try to uninstall and reinstall the Chrome browser as other peoples do and check if, this fixes the crash issues. Still need help this article explores various troubleshooting steps to fix Google Chrome crashes on startup Windows 10.

Google Chrome Keeps Crashing

Google chrome crashes on startup I can’t even open the suggestions page from Chrome without it crashing immediately.

Google Chrome not responding due to some malware or virus that creates this annoying situation for you. So, you need to install an antivirus/antimalware program to remove the crashing problem. Simply install a good antivirus with the latest updates and perform a full system scan. This will detect and kill every malware harming your system.

Also Disconnect from VPN, if configured.

Here is a quick solution work for most of windows 10 users to fix Chrome crashes or aw snap issues.

  1. Right-click on your Desktop shortcut of the Chrome browser and go to Properties
  2. Now move to the Shortcut tab and click on the Target: field
  3. Type space at the end of the path in Target: filed and enter the following: –no-sandbox
  4. Click OK, and use that shortcut to launch Google Chrom

Chrome no sandbox

Update Google Chrome

Outdated software can lead to instability and unexpected behavior, result Google Chrome crashes on startup. Check if there is a new version of Chrome available and update it if necessary.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of the window.
  • Hover your mouse over “Help,” and from the dropdown menu, select “About Google Chrome.”
  • Chrome will automatically check for updates and install them if available.
  • After updating, restart your computer and try launching Chrome again.

Google Chrome update

Clear browser Data

Older browser history, cookies, the cache memory may be interrupting the loading of the page. Let’s clear them that probably optimize the browser performance. When you clear browser data, you remove cached files, cookies, and browsing history, which can sometimes become corrupted and lead to browser instability.

  • Go to the Menu icon (…) at the top right corner of Google Chrome and click the “More Tools” option.
  • It will show you “Clear Browsing data” that needs to be selected.
  • Now a page will appear on the screen with some checkboxes.
  • Check all the boxes to delete the entire history of Google Chrome.

Refresh the page and then try to reload the page and check if still Google chrome not responding.

clear cookies on chrome browser

Remove extensions one-by-one

Extensions are small add-ons that enhance the functionality of your browser, but sometimes they can conflict with each other or cause instability. If you have installed a number of Chrome extensions there are chances, one of them may interrupt the browser performance causing Google chrome not responding.

Let’s disable or remove Chrome extensions and check if this helps to fix the issue.

  • In the top address bar, type chrome://extensions.
  • This will list all installed Chrome extensions,
  • Turn off the toggle to disable or click Remove to completely delete the extension,
  • Do the same with other extensions as well
  • Now reload the browser and check if this time browser performs well.

Disable Chrome extensions

The nuclear option

Here is another effective solution, reset the browser to its default state probably help fix Google Chrome crashes on startup.

Resetting Chrome to its default settings can help eliminate any configuration issues that might be causing the crash.

  • Open Chrome browser type chrome://settings on the address bar and hit the enter key,
  • Click on Reset settings then Restore settings to their original defaults
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear, explaining what will be reset. To proceed, click on “Reset settings.”
  • Chrome will then reset to its default state. This process may take a few moments.
  • After the reset is complete, Chrome will restart automatically.

When you reset Chrome settings, it will revert to its default state, removing any customizations or changes you might have made.

Reset Google Chrome default



Reinstall Google Chrome

Reinstalling the browser will ensure you have a fresh and up-to-date installation, which can resolve any problems caused by corrupted files or settings. Reinstalling Google Chrome can be an effective solution if you are still experiencing persistent crashes or other issues after trying other troubleshooting steps.

Go to “Control Panel” and select “Uninstall a Program” under the “Programs” category.

It will show you the list of installed programs. Now select “Google Chrome” and click the “Uninstall” option that appears ahead.

To Clear any remaining Chrome files

  • Press the “Windows + R” keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type “%appdata%” (without quotes) and press Enter. This will open the Roaming folder.
  • Locate the “Google” folder, right-click it, and select “Delete.”

Now Download and install a fresh copy of Chrome, and see if everything is working finely.

Disable Hardware Acceleration

It is very important for you to disable the hardware acceleration option because it can interrupt a straight connection of a website on Chrome.

  • Go to “Settings” in the Chrome Browser
  • Click the “Show Advanced Settings” option at the bottom of the page.
  • In Advanced Settings, you need to look for a category “System” which usually lies at the bottom of the page.
  • Uncheck “Use Hardware Acceleration when available” option.

Disable Hardware Acceleration on Chrome

Change Chrome Profile

When you rename the profiles folder, Chrome generates new profiles in no time and thus, the problem will not exist anymore.

  • Close the web browser (If it’s running)
  • Press Windows + R keyboard shortcut to open Run,
  • Type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ and click ok,
  • Here on the User Data folder look for the folder named Default,
  • Right-click on it and rename it to default bkp.

That’s all, next time when you open the web browser Chrome will create a new profile in no time and thus, you would be able to open your desired pages without any more crashing.

Change Chrome Profile

Run System File Checker

Again sometimes corrupted system files cause the Chrome browser unstable. Run the System file checker utility to make sure corrupted, missing system files not causing the issue.

Run system file checker windows 10

Check for Malware

Malicious software can wreak havoc on your browser and cause crashes. Run a full system scan using a reliable antivirus program to detect and remove any malware or viruses from your computer.

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