If Google Chrome does not open on Windows, try some of the below steps to troubleshoot that. This is one of the common Chrome browser issues, which annoys users all the time. There are several other things to ensure Chrome loads up like, for instance, making sure the computer has sufficient RAM to load a software program.
End Chrome process from Windows Task Manager
- Right-click on desktop, select Start Task Manager, choose exe in that and click on End Process or End task button shown to the bottom left.
- After that, restart the PC and log in as Administrator on Windows startup, Now retry opening Chrome. If it won’t open and an error pops up denoting the same, log off the system and open the browser on a different user account. If it does not work in all accounts, move on to the next troubleshooting steps.
Scan for and Remove Malware
A malicious program may affect Google Chrome installed on Windows PC, and its shortcut on desktop or All Programs. Sometimes, removing malware or other potentially unwanted programs from the system can fix even Chrome load errors. After removing the malware, try changing the browser settings to its default to see if that loads Chrome on Windows afterward.
Reset Google Chrome Settings
To do that manually, you have to delete the User Profile, which you use to surf the web on Chrome.
- Press and hold down to Windows and R keys to launch Run.
- Key in %appdata% on the Run command box and press Enter to open the Roaming folder’s path. Open AppData from that directory, go to Google > Chrome, and click on User Data
- Delete the Default folder from User Data
- This can clear not only user data but also cookies, caches, browsing history, and bookmarks.
- After that, restart the computer and try to reopen Chrome.
Uninstall and Reinstall Chrome
Sometimes, these basic troubleshooting steps cannot fix the Google Chrome not loading on Windows error. If so, uninstall the browser, and clear its associated files from the Registry. When done, download the latest version of Chrome from the web and reinstall it on the computer. If you are still facing the same Chrome browser issues, contact a browser support professional to identify its underlying cause and troubleshoot the problem.