How to Fix Chrome Crashes

It really stinks to have your Google Chrome crash. Rest assured we can help you find a solution to your problem. It is highly recommended to download Chrome Repair Tool to sort out the problem immediately.

  1. Collect Crash Information
  2. Diagnose Software Conflicts
  3. Disable Plug-Ins and Extensions
  4. Repair Chrome Registry Settings
  5. Delete User Profile Data
  6. Disable Download Manager Integration
  7. Disable Sandbox
  8. Activate Incognito Mode
  9. Clear Temporary Files and Cache
  10. Reregister Proxy File
  11. Reset Security Zones
  12. Disable Software Rendering
  13. Disable Automatic Detection of LAN Settings
  14. Uninstall Ad-Filters

Collect Crash Information

Google Chrome comes with a Crash Reporting feature. It collects information about the crashes.

Collect Chrome Crash Info

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Type “chrome://crashes” (without quotes) in the Address Bar and press ENTER.

2. A new tab opens with complete information.


Diagnose Software Conflicts

There can be software conflicts. In other words, an installed software can conflict with the web browser and cause it to crash.

Collect Modules Information

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Type “chrome://conflicts” (without quotes) in the Address Bar.

2. Press ENTER.

3. A new tab opens with list of all modules. It indicates possible conflicting modules.

4. Press Windows Key + X.

5. Click Programs and Features.

6. Right click the conflicting software, select Uninstall option.

7. Follow the uninstall wizard and then restart your computer.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

All above steps are the same except program uninstallation as given below:

1.Click Start, select Control Panel.

2. Click Programs | Uninstall a Program.

3. Select the conflicting software, click Uninstall button.

4. Follow the removal wizard and restart your computer.

Other steps remain the same.


Disable Plug-Ins and Extensions

Usually Plug-Ins and Extensions are used synonymously. They refer to add-on items installed in the browser by third party programs. Malfunctioning Plug-Ins and Extensions may cause Google Chrome to crash. Disable all Plug-Ins and Extensions and check if the problem still persists.

Plugins

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Type “about:plugins” in the Address Bar and press ENTER.

2. A new tab opens with list of all Plug-Ins.

3. Disable all the Plug-Ins displayed.

4. Click Wrench icon, select Tools | Extensions.

5. Disable all the extensions from the Extensions page.


Repair Chrome Registry Settings

Google Chrome settings are stored in the form of Registry Entries. Due to corrupt Registry database, Chrome faces problems in retrieving its settings. Scan all the Registry hives and fix all errors and corrupt entries.

RegInOut Registry Cleaner

For Windows 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP:

1. Download Intel SOFTWARE Partner Reginout System Utilities.

2. Install and run the program.

3. Start full Registry scan. Fix all errors immediately.

4. A system reboot is required for the changes to take effect.


Delete User Profile Data

User Profile Data is located in the AppData folder. It contains browser settings, user preferences. Google Chrome crashes due to corrupt user data. It faces problems retrieving information from the files.

Chrome App Data

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Double click My Computer desktop icon.

2. Open this directory: C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

3. Delete all sub folders and files from the “Default” folder. They will be re-created later.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. Type “AppData” and press ENTER.

3. Browse the following folder:

..\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

4. Remove all files from “Default” folder.


Disable Download Manager Integration

Download Manager programs are integrated with the browser. They catch file downloads. The problem arises when your Download Manager fails to perform requested operations. Disable or uninstall the Download Manager.

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Open your Download Manager program.

2. Click the Downloads menu.

3. Select Options.

4. Click the General tab.

5. Under “Capture downloads from following browsers” heading, uncheck the box labelled “Google Chrome”.

6. Click Apply | OK.


Disable Sandbox

Sandbox is a security feature in Google Chrome. There is a possibility of technical conflicts with Sandbox. Disable the feature and test Chrome. If you still experience the crashes, please re-enable the feature.

Disable Sandbox Feature

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Right click Google Chrome desktop icon.

2. Select Properties.

3. Click the Shortcut tab.

4. At the end of the path specified in the Target textbox, add this command- ” –no-sandbox” (without quotes)

5. Click Apply | OK.


Activate Incognito Mode

Check if it works fine with the Incognito Mode. Click Wrench | New Incognito Window.

Use Incognito Mode


Clear Temporary Files and Cache

Temporary Internet Files and Cache are used to store copies of most frequently visited websites. This speeds-up the browsing speed.

Clear Browsing Data

However, corruption in the cache folder makes it difficult to retrieve data and it ultimately ends up with Chrome crash. Clear these locations to get rid of the problem.

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Click Wrench.

2. Select Tools | Clear browsing data.

3. Select “The beginning of time” from the drop down box.

4. Check all the boxes except the last one.

5. Click “Clear browsing data” button.


Reregister Proxy File

Every DLL file has its entries in the Registry. Due to corruption of those entries you may experience browser crash issue. Reregister the proxy file as shown under:

Reregister Proxy File

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X.

2. Click “Command Prompt (Admin)”.

3. Type the following commands in given sequence. Press ENTER after each of them.

  • cd C:\
  • cd Program Files
  • cd Internet Explorer
  • regsvr32 IEPROXY.DLL

4. Finally, type “EXIT” and press ENTER.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories.

2. Right click Command Prompt, select Run as administrator.

3. Type the same commands given in above paragraph for Windows 8.1/ 8 users.


Reset Security Zones

Security Zones are specified in the Internet Options dialog box. Incorrectly set-up Security Zones need to be reset again.

Internet Properties

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. Type “inetcpl.cpl” and click OK.

3. Click the Security tab.

4. Select “Internet” icon on top.

5. Move the “Security Level” slider to “Medium-High”.

6. Click “Reset all zones to default level” button.

7. Click Apply, and then OK.


Disable Software Rendering

Your network settings let you either use GPU Rendering or Software Rendering. Disable Software Rendering in order to avoid constant browser crashes.

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Press Windows Key + R, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click OK.

2. Click the Advanced tab.

3. Under “Accelerated graphics” uncheck the box “Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering”.

4. Click Apply, and then OK.


Change Max Connections Per Server Settings

This setting is found in the Registry. Make sure that “10″ (without quotes) is specified in its value.

RegEdit

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. Type “RegEdit” and press ENTER.

3. Locate the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

4. Right click “Internet Settings“, select New.

5. Type “MaxConnectionsPerServer” as the key name.

6. Double click it and replace its value with “10″.

7. Close Registry Editor.

8. Restart Windows for the changes to take effects.


Disable Automatic Detection of LAN Settings

Whenever specified Google Chrome detects your LAN settings as default. Disable this feature.

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Press Windows Key + R. Type “inetcpl.cpl” and press ENTER.

2. Click the Connections tab.

3. Click LAN Settings button.

4. Uncheck the box labelled “Automatically detect settings”.

5. Click OK | OK.


Uninstall Ad-Filters

You might be using some Ad-Filter programs. Ad-Filter programs can have conflict with Google Chrome. Uninstall your Ad-Filter program as shown below:

Programs and Features

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X.

2. Click “Programs and Features”.

3. Right click yoru ad-filter, select Uninstall option.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

1. Click Start | Control Panel.

2. Click Programs | Uninstall a Program.

3. Select an Ad-Filter program, click Uninstall button.

4. Follow the wizard and restart your computer.


Still Experiencing the Problem?

Simply download Google Chrome Repair Tool to automatically sort out this issue !!