How do I Fix Google Chrome Crashes?
Google Chrome is a widely used web browser. Many people complaint Chrome crash while surfing the Internet, downloading documents, watching movies and playing games. Chrome crashes are so frustrating. People experiencing Chrome crashed problem fail to do their official work, have entertainment or do any Internet-based activity. In this article we’ll diagnose this problem in a step-by-step manner.
1. Disable Shockwave Plug-In
2. Delete User Profile Data
3. Repair Chrome Registry Settings
4. Disable Download Manager Integration
5. Disable Sandboxing Mode
6. Activate Incognito Mode
7. Clean Temporary Files & Cache
8. Uninstall Ad-Filters
Disable Shockwave Plug-In
Adobe Shockwave Player is a plug-in installed in Google Chrome web browser. It lets you run Internet-based applications (also called as, cloud applications), play multimedia objects and animations.
Malfunctioning Shockwave Plug-In causes Chrome crashing problem. It generates script-errors. The solution is simple- disable Adobe Shockwave Flash Plug-In.
1. Type “about:plugins” in the Address Bar window.
2. A new tab opens. It shows list of all installed plug-ins.
3. Scroll down and disable “Adobe Shockwave Flash” plug-in. It shall fix Google Chrome crashes.
Delete User Profile Data
User Profile Data files contains numerous settings. These files are loaded every time your browser is loaded. Failure to load these file cause Google Chrome crash problem. Delete User Profile Data files.
1. Double click My Computer desktop icon
2. Open following path:
3. Delete the “Default” folder. Deleting this folder will not harm your system. The next time you load your browser it will be automatically created.
Repair Chrome Registry Settings
Like other software, Google Chrome has its registry data stored in the Windows Registry. Windows Registry is basically a set of thousands of entries that contain system settings, user preferences, application-stored data, customized browser settings, user interface settings, device information, computer configurations and so on.
Registry Errors is the most common reason behind Google Chrome crashing problem. Do scan and repair all registry hives to fix your problem.
1. Download RegInOut System Utilities (Intel SOFTWARE Partner).
2. Install and run the program.
3. Under Registry Repair frame, click the “Start” button.
4. Registry scan takes place. Please wait.
5. Once the scan is completed, please click the “Fix Errors” button.
6. Reboot and forget Chrome crashed problem.
Disable Download Manager Integration
A download manager program is integrated with your web browser. Chrome crash occurs due to download manager integration problems. For example: It fails to load the download manager program within a specific time period, or program bugs, etc. Disable download manager integration to fix Google Chrome crashes.
1. Open the download manager program you use.
2. Click the Downloads menu.
3. Select Options.
4. Options dialog appears.
5. Click General tab. Under “Capture downloads from following browsers”, uncheck “Google Chrome” checkbox.
6. Click Apply | OK.
Disable Sandboxing Mode
Sandboxing Mode is activated as default. It is a kind of browser-helper feature. However many people find Google Chrome crashed when it is enabled. Simply disable it as shown below:
1. Right click Google Chrome desktop shortcut.
2. Shortcut Properties dialog opens.
3. Click the Shortcut tab.
4. In the Target textbox, add below command at the end of the existing path:
" --no-sandbox" (without quotes; recognize a space given before the command start)
5. Click Apply | OK.
Activate Incognito Mode
The Incognito Mode is a privacy-enabled feature. Enable this feature to fix Chrome crashing problem.
1. Click the Wrench icon. (Top right hand side)
2. Select New Incognito Window. It prevents Chrome crash.
Clean Temporary Files & Cache
Your web browser temporarily downloads cache files so as to speed-up web browsing. However the real problem arises when these files become corrupt. Repair Chrome crashes by cleaning all temporary Internet files and cache.
1. Click the Wrench icon.
2. Select Tools | Clear Browsing Data.
3. A new tab opens.
4. Select “the beginning of time” from given drop down box.
5. Make sure all checkboxes are checked; except the last one.
6. Click “Clear Browsing Data” button.
Alternatively, you may use the Privacy Cleaner feature of a System Utilities software.
An Ad-Filter is an online advertisement blocking program. It allows you to hide web advertisements, pop-ups and so on. It has an adverse effect- due to internal scripting conflicts Chrome crashing problem arises. Fix the problem by uninstalling ad-filter.
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Control Panel | Programs | Uninstall a Program.
3. Select your ad-filter, click the Uninstall button.
4. Setup wizard loads. Select “Uninstall/ remove this program” option and then click Next.
5. Follow the wizard and reboot. Chrome crash will not occur again.