Windows 10 and the Google Chrome no longer enjoy the perfect relationship they once used to. The culprit is the latest windows 10 update which has meant there are some conflicts between them. Chrome had been working perfectly fine in computers running Windows OS until the recent update for Windows 10 was rolled out. Now users complain of Chrome crashes and Windows itself hang up completely, especially in the 64-bit version of Chrome.
Here we bring up a few tips that should make the difference and help you out of this messy situation. So let’s jump into it.
Methods to Fix the Google Chrome Crashing Issue
There are several effective ways to get Chrome back to the normal working state. Follow the methods one by one in the order they are listed.
Fixing Registry Errors & Conflicts
One of the quickest methods to abate this nuisance is fixing the browser’s Registry and files association errors. One tool known for performing this job automatically is the Intel Software Partner, RegInOut. You can scan your computer using this software to fix Chrome crashing in Windows 10.
Disable Conflicting Modules
There may be some conflicting modules that are creating this mess. These modules must be belonging to any applications or extensions installed and they not being able to integrate properly with Chrome is causing it to repeatedly crash. So disabling them might solve the issue. To disable any conflicting modules
- Type chrome://conflicts in the search bar and press Enter
- If any conflicting modules are present, they will be displayed prominently along with the app they belong to. Uninstalling them from the Control Panel might fix the issue. If it states No conflicts detected (as shown in the image above), it means everything is picture perfect and you can proceed to the next method.
According to a software engineer at Google, users can still use the 64-bit Chrome in Windows 10 without any crashes occurring. To do so, they must add “ -–no-sandbox” (without quotation marks) at the end of the Target field in Chrome properties. However, the downside is that this change will disable one of the best security feature of Google Chrome. You can choose to do so at your own risk by following the steps given below.
- Right-click the Chrome desktop icon / shortcut and then select Properties from the Context menu
- Open the Shortcut tab
- Type “ –no-sandbox” (without quotes) at the end of the Target text box
- Click Apply | OK
Disable Problematic Extensions
Extensions are very useful and they help users perform a variety of tasks without any browsing involved. However, if any issue arises with any particular extension, then the only options available to the user are to either disable or uninstall them completely. If Chrome started to crash after you recently added any extension(s), then it is high time to disable them. After disabling them one by one, you can determine which extension is actually the problematic one by checking whether Chrome crashes or not just after you removed the last extension. And later you can re-install the other extensions which were not behind the problem.
- Type chrome://extensions in the address bar. Alternatively, you can also open extensions by clicking the Menu icon and choosing Settings and finally clicking on Extensions.
- Now uncheck the Enabled option ahead of a faulty, recently extension to disable it. You can delete the extensions by clicking the Trash icon situated just next to the Enabled option
Register Proxy File
IEProxy.dll is an important system file that serves as a vital reference to the system proxy registry information. Any misconfigurations can cause conflicts which lead the browser to crash. So re-registering the proxy file followed by un-registering it may help to fix the problem. Here is how you do it:
- Click on Start to open the Start menu
- Type Command Prompt in the search box
- Press Ctrl+Shift. Now hit Enter
- A confirmation window will popup. Click Yes
- Now Command Prompt will open up. Type the following commands one by one (Be sure to hit Enter after typing each command)
- CD C:\Program files\Internet Explorer
- regsvr32 –u IEPROXY.dll
- regsvr32 IEPROXY.dll
6. Quit Command Prompt and reboot your PC
Go for the 32-bit Version of Chrome
If none of the above mentioned methods worked out and you are sick of losing valuable browsing sessions due to Google Chrome crash, you should go for the 32-bit version of Chrome that is a given to work properly with the Windows 10 update that is the main culprit.
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.