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How to Fix Google Chrome Keeps Crashing on Windows 10

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers ever created. As of July 2019, it has been estimated that Chrome has a total of 71% worldwide browser market share on traditional PCs. However, despite its incredible success, it still gives its user-base some serious headaches.

how to fix google chrome crashes

Many Google Chrome users are reporting that the browser keeps crashing while they use it on a Windows 10 operating system. This issue can drive a person crazy, as the crashes may lead to loss of data, interrupt your entertainment, and make it impossible to browse the internet.

In this article, we’ll be going through some methods to help you restore Google Chrome into working order. Hopefully, you’ll never have to go through the devastation of Chrome crashes.

Let’s begin right away!

Google Chrome Crashes Quick Fix Guide

While there are many possible causes for this error to occur on your system, there are just as many solutions to get rid of it. We’ve compiled some of the most effective and easy to follow methods for resolving any issues with constant Google Chrome crashing on Windows 10.

Tip: Most of these methods will also work on older operating systems such as Windows 8 or even Windows 7. If you know anyone who’s experiencing issues with their operating system, make sure to recommend our website! We aim to make troubleshooting accessible, and you can help us achieve this goal.

Now, it’s time to troubleshoot.

Method 1: Try using the no-sandbox flag for Google Chrome

 How to use no sandbox for google chrome

Sandbox mode may crash your Google Chrome browser, especially if you’re using the 64-bit version. Luckily, this can easily be fixed by making some adjustments to the way Windows 10 opens up the web browser.

Warning: While disabling sandbox mode can easily fix Google Chrome, it’s quite risky. You may become more exposed to online attacks and such, which makes this method work best in conjunction with active online protection.

  1. Right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut in your desktop and choose “Properties.” If you don’t have this shortcut, simply drag Google Chrome from your Start menu onto the desktop.
  2. Make sure to stay on the “Shortcut” tab.
  3. Locate the “Target” line and type “–no-sandbox” at the end of the input field without the quotation marks.
  4. Click the Apply button and re-launch Google Chrome.

Method 2: Reinstall the 32-bit version of Google Chrome

 how to re-install Google chrome 32 bit

Some users have reported that simply reinstalling the 32-bit version of Google Chrome fixed their issues with the browser crashing. This can be due to originally having conflicting bit versions, for example, if you’re running a 32-bit operating system but installed the 64-bit version of Google Chrome.

Here’s how you can easily uninstall the wrong Google Chrome version and re-install it with the correct bits.

  1. First, you need to uninstall the current Google Chrome from your system. To do this, follow the next instructions:
    1. Open the Start menu in your taskbar and choose Settings. You can alternatively use the Windows + I keyboard shortcut as well.
    2. Click on the “Apps” tile. A new page should open up where all of your installed applications will become visible in a list.
    3. Locate “Google Chrome” manually or by using the built-in search function.
    4. Click on “Google Chrome” and click the “Uninstall” button. Follow the on-screen instructions to entirely remove the browser from your device.
  2. Use a different web browser (i.e. Microsoft Edge) and click here to navigate to the official Google Chrome download page.
  3. Click on the “Download Chrome” button and verify that the bit version says 32-bit instead of 64-bit.
  4. Open the “ChromeSetup.exe” file you just downloaded.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the browser.

Method 3: Disable your extensions

How to disable extensions on chrome 

Extensions are great ways to expand the capability of your browser. However, some extensions may cause Google Chrome to crash. We recommend turning all of your extensions off, then turning them back on one by one to test which extension is causing the crash issue.

Here’s how you can reach and disable extensions within Google Chrome.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the Extensions page using one of these methods:
    1. Click on the More menu and select “More tools” and then “Extensions.”
    2. You can also type “chrome://extensions” into the address bar and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  3. Click on the toggle visible under each extension until it’s greyed out.
  4. Close Google Chrome when all extensions have been disabled.
  5. Relaunch Google Chrome and see if the crashing issue is still present. If it’s not, you can start to re-enable your extensions one by one from the same menu to see which causes the problem.

    If your browser continues to crash even when all extensions are enabled, make sure to proceed with a different method.

Method 4: Check for and remove incompatible programs

 how to remove incompatible programs

Some applications installed on your device may be incompatible with Google Chrome. This can cause crashes and other issues, such as Google Chrome working slow or freezing. Luckily, the browser comes with a built-in function to check for such applications.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the Settings page using one of these methods:
    1. Click on the More menu and select “Settings.”
    2. You can also type “chrome://settings” into the address bar and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. This will open up further options.
  4. Locate the “Reset and clean up” section.
  5. Click on “Clean up computer.” You should see a new page open up with the option to “Find harmful software.”
  6. Click on the “Find” button to start the search for any incompatible applications on your device.
  7. Choose to remove any problematic applications identified by the browser.
  8. Restart Google Chrome. Try and see if the crashing issue has been resolved.

Method 5: Switch to a new user profile

 how to switch user profile

Sometimes simple solutions can go long ways. Many users have reported that creating a new user profile within Google Chrome has helped them resolve issues with the browser continuously crashing.

In the guide below, you can find out how to create a new Chrome profile and delete your old one to get rid of the crashing problem.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on your Profile icon in the top-right of the browser window. This should open up a context menu.
  3. Click on the “Manage people” option.
  4. In the new window, click on the “Add person” button. Type in the desired name and choose a profile picture, then simply click Add.
  5. To switch to the new user profile, click on your Profile icon in the top-right of the browser window and choose the desired profile.
  6. To delete your old user profile, follow the next steps:
    1. Click on your Profile icon in the top-right of the browser window. This should open up a context menu.
    2. Click on the “Manage people” option.
    3. Click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the old profile, then select “Remove this person.”
    4. Select the “Remove this person” option once again to confirm the deletion.

We hope that our article was able to help you resolve issues with Google Chrome crashing. Enjoy browsing the internet without unnecessary and frustrating interruptions!

Are you interested in learning more about Windows 10? You can browse our dedicate Help Center section for related articles.

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