Chrome Crashes? Here’s the Solution That Works

Chrome crashes are common in nature. They are experienced while surfing the Internet, playing online games and multimedia objects. Merely restarting the system temporarily helps however the root cause remains unsolved. If you’re experiencing frequent Chrome crashes you have come at the right place. This article outlines all possibilities and solutions applicable for Chrome crashes on Windows 8/ 7/ Vista and XP users.

Temporarily Disable Sandbox

The reason why I asked to disable it “temporarily” Edwin Urrutia is because it’s a security feature. It deals with certain browser security features and should not be disabled unless there is a sound reason. Chrome crashes occur due to sandbox interventions with genuine components. Disable it and test Chrome for some time to check if the problem still persists.

Right click Google Chrome desktop shortcut.
Select Properties.
Click the Shortcut tab and then Target textbox.
You’ll see a predefined path in the Target textbox. You do not have to remove it. Simply add “–no-sandbox” (without quotes) at the end of the existing path.
Click Apply | OK.
The crashes should not occur again if they are really associated with sandbox. Else you might have to enable it again by removing the command we added in the above Step 4.

Uninstall Plug-Ins & Extensions

Plug-Ins and Extensions are identical in nature. However Google Chrome has two different procedures for disabling plug-ins and extensions.

Disable Plug-Ins

Type “about:plugins” in your Address Bar. (Top of the screen)
Press ENTER.
A new tab opens named Plug-Ins page.
Uncheck “Enable” checkbox of all plug-ins that appear in the list. Scroll down to see more plug-ins.
Disable Extensions

Click Wrench icon.
Select Tools | Extensions.
Uncheck all extesnions that appear in the new page.
Delete Application Data Files

Application data files play a critical role in saving user preferences and settings. Corruption of these files lead data retrieval problems and ultimately Google Chrome crashes. Delete all application data files as outlined below:

Double click Computer icon on your desktop.
Open this directory: C:\Users\Your_User_Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
Select all and delete the files located in the “Default” folder.
Keep in mind that the files in the “Default” folder will be re-created the next time you start Chrome. These fresh files will contain default user profile and app data.




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