Google chrome is the most popular and widely used web browsers on both desktops and mobile phones. However, over the years, issues have been cropping up, and it has partly lost the edge it had over other web browsers. For example, the main problem with Google Chrome compared to its nearest competitor is that it uses more system memory. With new Windows 10 updates, chrome keeps crashing, and this creates serious headaches for its users. The below steps might help to restore Chrome to working order.
Method 1: Using No-Sandbox Flag
Sandbox mode is the default in Google Chrome, and this may cause the browser to crash, especially if you are using a 64-bit version. This can be easily fixed by disabling the sandbox mode, but it will make you more exposed to online attacks.
Shared below are steps to disable sandbox mode:
- Right-click the Google Chrome icon and select “Properties”.
- In the “Shortcut” tab, find the “Target” input field.
- In the “Target” input field, type in “-no-sandbox” at the end of the line without quotation.
- Click the “Apply” button and relaunch Google Chrome.
Method 2: Reinstalling 32-bit Version Google Chrome
According to some users, if chrome keeps crashing, then reinstalling the 32-bit version of the browser might fix the issue. The reason for this issue might be the conflict between the 32-bit operating system and 64-bit Google Chrome.
Shared below are the steps to install the 32-bit version of Google Chrome:
First, uninstall the Google Chrome installed on your computer.
- Open the “Start menu” and choose “Settings”.
- Click on the “Apps” tile.
- In the “Apps” section, you will see a list of installed applications.
- Locate “Google Chrome” by typing in the “Search this list” field.
- Click on the “Google Chrome” icon, click the “Uninstall” button, and then follow the on-screen instructions for completely uninstalling the browser from your computer.
Now that the 64-bit Google Chrome is uninstalled, the next step is to install the 32-bit version of the browser. For this, use the default browser on your computer, i.e. Microsoft Edge to download the 32-bit version of Google Chrome.
Steps for installing the 32-bit version of Google Chrome.
- Click the “Download Chrome” button on the official Google page and select the 32-bit version.
- Once the download is finished, open the “ChromeSetup.exe” file in your Downloads folder.
- Follow the on-screen instructions for installing the browser.
Some applications installed on your computer might be incompatible with Google Chrome. This will cause Chrome browser issues like crashing or freezing. These issues can be resolved by the built-in browser function to check for such applications in the “Reset and clean up” section in the browser settings.
These are some of the widely used methods to fix Chrome browser issues like crashes and freezing.