Google Chrome has stopped working: how to fix it?

When the Google Chrome browser crashed and showing the error “Google Chrome has stopped working”. Below are the steps to troubleshoot and fix this issue on your computer.

Google Chrome has stopped working

The “Google Chrome has stopped working” error message on your computer can be due to a number of reasons, from network connection issues, high resource usage to incompatible browser extensions or plugins.

In most cases, the issue can be resolved by clearing Bowser cache, disabling browser extensions and performing other troubleshooting methods as given below.

In certain cases, the problem could be due to the Google Chrome installation being corrupted or corrupted and this can be fixed by removing and reinstalling the latest version of Google Chrome on your computer.

1. Close multiple tabs

Opening multiple browser tabs causes excessive resource load on the computer, leaving Google Chrome with insufficient RAM to function properly.

Therefore, close all open Chrome tabs (except the one showing the error message), quit all programs on your computer and try to refresh the webpage you were trying to access.

2. Clear cache and cookies

Cached error pages or corrupted cookie files can prevent Google Chrome from working properly.

1. Click on 3 points menu icon > More tools > Clear browser data.

Clear browsing data option in Google Chrome

2. Select on the next screen all time as “Time range” > tick Browser historycookies & website data, Cached images and files and click delete data Button.

Clear browsing history, cookies, and cached images in Chrome

After clearing cookies, cached images and browsing history, try to access the webpage and see if you still get the “Google Chrome Browser has stopped working” error.

3. Restart computer

Close the computer > wait 5 minutes and Start anew your device.

After the computer restarts, restart the browser and check if you still get the “Google Chrome Browser has stopped working” error.

4. Disable browser extensions

Incompatible browser extensions can cause program conflicts and cause the Chrome browser to crash and display error messages.

1. Click on 3 dots icon > Hover the mouse over More tools and click extensions in the right area.

Open the Chrome extensions page

2. On the next screen, disable all extensions by moving the switch to OUT Position. If an extension is not required, click Remove to uninstall the extension.

Remove or disable the Chrome extension

3. Restart Chrome Browser and see if you can now access the webpage.

If you can access the webpage, this confirms that the problem is caused by one of the browser extensions installed on your computer.

To identify the specific extension, enable the extensions one by one until you determine that the specific extension is causing problems on your computer.

5. Check for conflicting software

It’s possible that a program on your computer is causing the Chrome browser to crash.

Type chrome://conflicts in the address bar and press the Enter Key.

Run chrome://conflicts

If Chrome reports conflicting software, you can uninstall the program by going to settings > applications > program name and click Uninstall.

6. Reset Chrome Browser

You can reset the Chrome browser to default settings and check if that helps fix the problem.

1. Click on 3 dots icon and select settings option in the drop down menu.

Reset Chrome Browser

2. On the settings screen, expand Progressive tap and select Reset and clean up option in the left pane. In the right pane, click Reset the settings to their original default values Possibility.

Reset settings to default option in Chrome

3. Click on the pop-up reset settings Button.

Reset Chrome settings

After resetting the Chrome browser, try to access any webpage and see if you still get the “Google Chrome has stopped working” error.

7. Scan system files for errors

System file errors can cause programs to hang, cause high resource usage and crash Chrome browser due to lack of resources.

1. Type command prompt in the search bar > right click on command prompt in the search results and select the Run as administrator option.

Open Command Prompt as Administrator

2. In the command prompt window, type sfc /scan and press the Enter key.

Sfc ScanNow command in command prompt

Wait patiently while it scans the system files on your computer.

8. Try the Chrome Cleanup Tool

Google Chrome browser can help you find and remove malicious programs installed on the computer.

1. Click on 3 dots icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

2. On the settings screen, expand Progressive tap and select Reset and clean up option in the left pane. In the right pane, click clean up the computer Possibility.

Clean up computer option in Google Chrome

3. Wait while Chrome scans your computer for malicious programs and follow the on-screen instructions.

9. Reinstall Google Chrome

If the above solutions didn’t help, the problem could be because the Google Chrome installation on your computer is corrupt or corrupt.

The best way to fix this problem is to remove the current installation of Google Chrome from your computer and reinstall the latest version of Google Chrome on your computer.

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