Google Chrome keeps crashing? How to fix it

There are always big improvements in the available browses. But, for now, Google Chrome still remains the most widely-used browser worldwide. Although it usually works great most of the time, some users encountered problems when Google Chrome browser keeps crashing on your device. If you are facing the same issue, try the following methods to solve the frequent crashes as well as improve your browsing experience with Chrome browser.

Extensions and Add-ons

Extensions are very helpful, but Chrome might become unstable due to a number of extensions, or add-ons. While it’s not the best ideal solution, you should only keep 2-3 add-ons in Chrome browser to reduce the frequency of crashes. If possible, you should cut down a number of extensions and add-ons that are being integrated into Chrome and you will definitely see the change.

Disable the conflicting modules in the Chrome browser

You might not know that Module is a key component of any software when it contains a range of programming procedures that are required for the run-time of apps. So, if these modules are happening problems, then your Chrome browser will get crashed as a result. To find out these issues, type in chrome://conflicts in the ‘Address Bar’. After that, it will load all the modules and automatically identify the faulty ones, letting you disable them. The problematic app or extension is also mentioned along with the modules.

So, you’d better uninstall or delete such conflicts from your computer by taking advantage of the ‘Add or Remove Program’ function in ‘Control Panel’. From there, you can easily uninstall the conflicting extensions from Google Chrome browser.

Fix Chrome user profile data

There are many reasons causing Chrome’s user profile data to get corrupted. So, you need to close Chrome before shutting down your device since it has to save the data in the sign-in user profile. If Chrome cannot update user profile due to unexpected shutdown, it can then corrupt the unsaved data on your computer, which causes a problem. To solve this issue, head to ‘File Explorer’ and click on ‘Hidden items’ under ‘View’ tab. Quit Chrome if it is open and access the Chrome user profile folder from this directory:

C:\Users\youraccount\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data (youraccount represents the name of your Microsoft account)

Next, right click on ‘Rename’ and change the folder ‘Default’ to anything like Default_bkup, etc. That’s it. Test the browser again by re-opening your Chrome.

Disable the Sandbox security temporarily

Chrome has a security tool, called Sandbox, which can protect the rendering of HTML from malicious programs. It will create a restricted environment in Chrome to protect the operating system for being damaged. Turning off the Sandbox feature might have worked for some people, but it is not encouraged. Right-click on the Chrome icon and tehn select the ‘Properties’ to make changes. In the Shortcut tab, there will be a path in a ‘Target’ box. Simply press space at the end of the text, add “-no-sandbox and hit OK.

Clear history, cookies, and other web data

A common and easy solution to fix Google Chrome crashing is frequently clearing the browsing data stored in the app. Go to Chrome menu by clicking the three-lines icon on the top right and then select ‘Settings’. Take note the bottom of the Settings page, click ‘Show advanced settings’ and click on ‘Content Settings’ under Privacy. Next, under Cookies heading, choose the option: ‘Keep local data only until you quit your browser’ and hit OK. Chrome browser will automatically clear all the cookies.

After that, click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’ on the right of ‘Content Settings’ and tick on all options, except for ‘Passwords’. This will allow you to remain signed-in websites or social accounts.

These are solutions to fix Google Chrome that keeps crashing on your computer. If you find this post useful, let’s know in the comment below.

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