How to fix Google chrome has stopped working windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Google Chrome is the most widely used popular browser because of its user-friendly interface very lightweight, customizable, and quick. And a wide range of apps, extensions make it more interesting. But sometimes things do not go well as users report Google Chrome high CPU usage, Chrome running slow, Crashes and the most common “Google Chrome has stopped working”.

There are many possible ways that may cause the problem, such as corrupted browser cache, cookies, installing a number of browser extensions that may be causing the issue, etc. Whatever the reason here best working solutions you may apply to fix Google Chrome Has Stopped Working on windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

Google Chrome Has Stopped Working

First of all, Go to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” Right-click on chrome.exe and choose Properties. Open the “Compatibility” tab and enable “Run this program in compatibility mode” for Windows 7 or 8! Now open the Chrome browser this helps.

Clear Chrome cache and browsing data

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More tools and select Clear browsing data.
  3. Or you can use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+del
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data.

clear browsing data

Check For Conflicting Software

Google Chrome offers a troubleshooter to detect the factor that has caused the “Google Chrome has stopped working” error.

  • Open the Chrome browser
  • Type “chrome://conflicts” in the URL bar
  • Press the Enter key
  • A list of conflicting software gets displayed

Check chrome for Conflicting Software

Once you identify the conflicting software, you can choose to uninstall it using the Settings>Apps>Uninstall method.

Update Chrome browser

If you don’t have any conflicting software, Chrome advises you to install updates. To install updates on Chrome,

  • Open the Chrome browser
  • type chrome://settings/help and press the enter key.
  • This will automatically check and install the latest updates
  • Re-open the browser, And check it helps

Remove Extensions and Apps on Chrome

This is another effective solution, mostly fix different Chrome browser-related problems include “Google Chrome has stopped working”

To remove Chrome extensions

  • Open the Chrome browser
  • Type “chrome://extensions/” in the address bar (URL bar)
  • Press the Enter key
  • Now, you’ll see all the extensions in a panel form
  • You can click on ‘Remove’ to uninstall them
  • You can toggle an extension off to disable it

Chrome extensions

To remove Chrome apps

  • Launch the Chrome browser
  • Enter the following text in the address/URL bar
  • Press the Enter key
  • Browse through the list of apps
  • Right-click on the ones you want to remove
  • Click on ‘Remove from Chrome

After that restart the web browser and check it helps.

Reset Chrome browser to the Default setup

This is another effective way to fix If you’re experiencing slow performance or Chrome is acting up, crashes, and closes automatically. simply open chrome web browser type chrome://settings/reset and press enter key. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults. Then read the explanation about the reset process and Click the Reset button.

reset google chrome to default setup

Once you’ve completed the steps, Google Chrome will restore the default settings, disable extensions, clear cached data like cookies, but your bookmarks, history, and passwords will be kept. Let’s reopen the browser and check there is no problem.

Delete Preferences Folder

You can also delete the Preferences folder to see if saved Chrome data isn’t causing this error. In a few cases, the “Google Chrome has stopped working” error in Windows 10 gets solved by this fix.

Press the Windows key + R copy the following into the dialog box and press enter key:

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\

Double-click on the Default folder to open it and look for a file named ‘Preferences’ Simply right-click on it and select Delete.

Remove Preferences Folder

Note: Before deleting the file copy and paste the same file on the desktop for backup purposes. You can restart Chrome to check if this has resolved the issue or not.

Also, a number of users report renaming the default folder help them to resolve the problem “Google Chrome has stopped working” to do this first close the chrome web browser (if it’s running) then press Windows + R, type the following address in the Open dialog box and ok.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\

Here look for the folder named “Default”, right-click on it and rename it as default. backup. that’s all close the folder and re-launch Chrome and check if the “Google Chrome has stopped working” error shows up or not.

If Nothing Works, Reinstall Chrome

Any of the above solutions didn’t fix the problem, try reinstalling Google Chrome.

  • Click on the Windows 10 Start menu
  • Go to the Settings window by clicking on the gear icon
  • Go to the Apps sections
  • Browse to “Google Chrome” and click on it
  • Select ‘Uninstall’ and complete the process
  • Now, click on the link below to download the Google Chrome setup file

Run the setup and follow the instructions presented by Chrome’s installation wizard After you reinstall Google Chrome successfully, there won’t be any “Google Chrome has stopped working” error.

Also sometimes corrupted system files also cause application stopped working include “Google Chrome has stopped working” We recommend once rung the system file checker utility which scans for corrupted missing system files if found any the sfc utility automatically restore them from a compressed folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Did these solutions help to fix Google Chrome has stopped working on Windows 10, 8.1, and 7? let us know which option worked for you.

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