Google Chrome boasts of being one of the fastest web browsers to date. Although relatively new in the industry, it has gained a strong following and the number of users increases regularly.
As a matter of fact, a lot of users are making the switch as we speak because of its speed, security and reliability.
While it does deliver what it promised, it isn’t without a few glitches. If you’re new to this browser and you suddenly see a notification that says that Chrome has crashed or a page is taking too long to download, you may begin to worry that something is wrong with your computer.
A lot of things may suddenly come to mind. Has a virus gotten hold of your Operating System? Has an application gone haywire and now it’s wreaking havoc on your system?
Before you take your computer to the shop and pay an unreasonable amount to have your pc running smoothly again, troubleshooting the problem may just fix whatever’s wrong with your browser.
How to Repair Chrome
To learn how to repair Chrome, you may visit the official website of Google Chrome and go to the site’s Support Page under the Browser option. But just to give you a few troubleshooting options that you can do, here are some stuff that you can find at the Chrome site:
Problem: Webpage crashed
You will be notified if a webpage you were trying to visit or are currently viewing suddenly crashed, with this message: “Aw, Snap!”
What you can do: First, try reloading the page. Just click the reload icon beside the address bar or press F5 to refresh and reload the page.
If this trick doesn’t work and you still see the notification, try turning off your anti-virus or firewall program.
Your anti-virus or firewall application may have automatically set its security options to protect you from Chrome applications.
If you’ve turned off your anti-virus or firewall program and Chrome ran smoothly, check your anti-virus or firewall settings and specify that Chrome is allowed to run in conjunction with your anti-virus application.
Problem: Google Chrome crashed unexpectedly. If Chrome has crashed unexpectedly, you will be notified thru this message: “Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed.”
What you can do: Click on your Chrome browser and try opening it again. This trick usually works and what Chrome does is to bring you back the pages that were closed down when the browser crashed.
Chrome sometimes also crashes because of conflicts with a software program that you may have installed. To check if this is causing the problem, key in about:conflicts on the address bar.
If there is a software program that is conflicting with your browser, Chrome will highlight this program.
Try uninstalling the program to see if Chrome will open and run smoothly again. Also, the browser crash may be caused by malware. Run your anti-virus program to get rid of malware and then open your browser again after scanning has been completed.
Chrome Quick Fix
If you find that your browser isn’t working as smoothly as it should and you’ve tried reloading the page, you’ve tried restarting your computer all for naught, here’s a quick fix that you may want to try: Uninstall Google Chrome and then Install a fresh copy.
To uninstall Chrome:
Go to your computer’s Control Panel and then select Programs or Add/Remove Program, depending on the version of your Operating System. Under Programs, click on the Uninstall a program option.
Your computer will then give you a list of all the programs that are installed on your hard drive. Select Google Chrome and click on Remove. The pc will then proceed to uninstall Chrome.
After the process has been completed, you may be asked to restart your computer to successfully remove the program.
To install Chrome:
Go to the internet browser that came with your OS. Key in Chrome or Google Chrome and then proceed to the link that will take you to the program’s official website.
On the website, you will see a Download Chrome option. Click on this link and follow the instructions to install Chrome.
Restart your computer to complete the process and then you can enjoy surfing the web once again with a fresh copy of Chrome.
Note: Heavy web users usually have another browser installed apart from Chrome and the OS browser just to have a back-up. There are some websites that display and load better with certain browsers so it helps to have a back-up browser in case the one you’re using isn’t running as smoothly as you want it to.
If you have other issues with Google Chrome, you can visit their official website and view troubleshooting discussions on their Help Forum page.
On this page, you may post a question, report an issue or give feedback about the browser and join in the discussion with other Chrome users.