Google Chrome Keeps Crashing, What Should You Do?

Dhir Acharya - Jan 04, 2021

Google Chrome Keeps Crashing, What Should You Do?

Google Chrome keeps crashing and there are a number of reasons for this, ranging from the software to hardware causes. But ultimately, how can you fix it?

Google Chrome is one of the most widely used web browsers in the world. If you have used this browser for a while, you may have noticed occasional messages that say the software has crashed. However, if this problem happens regularly, there may be a bigger issue hidden that caused it. In this post, we will discuss Google Chrome keeps crashing issue and what to do in those cases.

Why Google Chrome keeps crashing

There are a lot of reasons why Google Chrome can crash on your device, either a PC or a mobile phone. On the computer, it could be a corrupted file while it could be a memory issue on a mobile phone. Regardless of the reason, once Chrome crashes, it interrupts all the things you are doing on the browser and can cause frustration.

Google Chrome keeps crashing
Google Chrome keeps crashing

What you can do when Chrome keeps crashing

Run the Google software removal tool

Google provides users with a tool that helps them clean up the browser from everything that’s interfering with its operation. To get this tool. You just have to visit Google’s Software Removal Tool website and download it onto your computer.

When the tool restarts, you will be asked to reset your browser, which can help a lot with preventing crashes as well as other problems.

Check for conflicting software

There can be a conflict between some software on the computer with Google Chrome, causing the browser to crash. This includes network-related software and malware that interferes with the browser.

Now, there is a hidden page on Google Chrome that tells you whether there is any software in your system that conflicts with Chrome. To view this page, you just have to open Chrome, and type chrome://conflicts in the address bar then press Enter.

You can also go to Google and search for the list of software that crashes Chrome. If you check the list and spot any software that exists in your system, you need to update it to the latest version, or disable it, or uninstall it.

Google Chrome keeps crashing
Google Chrome keeps crashing

Scan for malware

As we mentioned before, malware can be the reason why your Google Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10. If crashes happen regularly, you should take precautions and scan your computer for malware using antivirus software such as Microsoft Security Essentials. If your computer already has antivirus software, you can use it immediately.

Solve Flash crashes

Though this is not the most common cause of all, the Flash plugin in Google Chrome may crash the browser sometimes. If you experience regular crashes from Shockwave Flash, you should consider disabling the internal Flash plugin and switching to the standard one instead.

Switch to the new profile

A corrupted profile can be the cause of Google Chrome keeps crashing Mac. To check if this is the real issue, you can create a new profile in the Settings screen in Chrome. To do this, visit Chrome, open the menu, and go to the Settings page. Then, click on Users > Add new user.

Once you’re done creating the new profile, you can change to this one and see if the crashes stop. If this works, you can sign into the new Google account and sync data from your old profile. It’s worth noting that Google doesn’t recommend you copy files by hand because this can cause them to be corrupted.

Google Chrome keeps crashing
Google Chrome keeps crashing

Fix system file problems

When Google Chrome keeps crashing, the tech giant recommends users run the SFC.EXE /SCANNOW program to check and fix issues with system files in Windows. To do this, you need to first open the Start menu and find the Command Prompt, or you can press Windows and type Command Prompt. Next, right-click on it then click on Run as Administrator.

Now, in the Command Prompt, type “SFC.EXE /SCANNOW” and press Enter. After that, Windows will begin scanning your device for issues with system files and fix the problems it finds.

Reinstall Chrome

One of the last things you can do to fix the crashing problem is uninstalling then reinstalling Chrome.

To uninstall the software, you need to first go to the Start menu and click on the Settings icon. You will see a pop-up menu and you need to click on Apps. Next, on the Apps & Features list, find and click on Google Chrome, then click on Uninstall. Now, click on another Uninstall button and the process will be carried out.

The next step is reinstalling Google Chrome. To do this, you just have to go to any web browser and type “ in the address bar. Next, press Enter. Then, click on Download Chrome, select Accept and Install then click Save File.

Google Chrome keeps crashing
Google Chrome keeps crashing

Now, open the ChromeSetup file and click on Run to start the installation process. If you are asked for permissions to make changes to your computer, select Yes. Once the installation is complete, you can start using the browser.

There are different reasons why Chrome won't open. In some cases, Google Chrome keeps crashing when I play videos, and Google Chrome keeps crashing when I try to download. If you encounter the same problems as I do when using this browser, you can try one of the fixes we have suggested in this post. We hope at least one of them will work for you. Good luck!

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