Google Chrome is one of the most popular, if not the most used web browser in the world. With the rise of Google Chrome, other web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc. have seen a huge dip in popularity. Simple user interface, high-speed connectivity, easy bookmark option, saved pages, etc. are some of the features that make Google Chrome the favorite browser of millions across the globe. Google Chrome is a very dependable app and rarely crashes. However, it might crash some time due to some fault in your PC or your network. If you want to use chrome for your work and your Google Chrome has Stopped Working, here are few things that you can try to get your Chrome to work again.
Fix Google Chrome Has Stopped Working
Re-Install Google Chrome
You can try Re-install the latest version of Google Chrome from its website by using any other default browser on your PC. Most of the time this fixes the problem of your “Google Chrome has Stopped Working”. This might happen because of using an old version of Google Chrome or due to some other reasons.
For uninstalling Google Chrome:
- Go to “control panel —> Programs and features —>uninstall Chrome.
- Delete any file of Google Chrome existing in your PC by going to the path in your Computer where Google Chrome was installed to.
- Click here and install Google Chrome on your PC again.
Google Chrome stores cookies when you visit various websites. Adobe flash cookie is one of the examples of the types of cookies stored in Google Chrome. If your Google Chrome is not working properly, this might be due to a large number of unwanted cookies stored in your browser.
You can easily delete these cookies by following these simple steps.
- Click on three dots in the top-right corner of your Google Chrome.
- Open settings.
- After that, open advanced settings and click privacy and security settings.
- Open content settings.
- Select clear all cookies option.
Clear Unwanted Extensions
Sometimes, unknowingly you might have clicked on some annoying pop-up, and you might have added an extension to your chrome. Unwanted extensions may be malware and may be causing your Google Chrome to crash again and again.
You can remove unwanted extensions from your Google Chrome by following these simple steps.
- Click on the three dots in the top-right corner of your Google Chrome.
- Tap on more tools.
- Click on extension option.
- Delete unwanted extensions.
Uninstall Conflicting Software
Some software in your system must be a conflicting software and the software must be giving you the problem of “Google Chrome has Stopped Working”. This might be because the software is either malware or is not updated to the latest version. Moreover, after updating to the newest version, the software is still conflicting with Google Chrome; this means that the software is malware.
You should immediately uninstall the software to keep your PC and browser safe. The question is how do you find out which software is the conflicting software? The answer is easy; Chrome has a hidden page which lets you find out conflicting software on your PC. You can also use free malware removal tools to check for it. All you must do is type chrome://conflicts on your Google Chrome’s URL bar and it will show you the names of conflicting software on your PC.
Delete Preference Folder
Google Chrome in your PC must be crashing again and again due to corrupted preference files in your PC. To get rid of this problem, you have to delete preference folder from your PC. Deleting preference folder is very simple; all you have to do is:
- Press start + R and type the following into the dialog box that appears.
- Press Windows key + R and copy the given into the box: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
- Select the default folder and search for the file “Preferences.”
- Delete that file and restart Chrome to check if the issue has been fixed or not.
NOTE- Backup of the preference file must be made before deleting it.
SFC stands for system file checker. SFC is a command provided by Google to check if all the Windows files are working perfectly or not. Sometimes, Google Chrome has Stopped Working due to a Windows file that is not working properly. Finding out if all the Windows files are working properly or not is very easy. All you must to do is Right click on the Windows button and select command prompt with admin rights. After it opens type sfc /scan now and waits until the scan is completed.
Once the scan is completed, you will be able to know if all the Windows files are working properly or not. If the windows files are not working properly, then try reinstalling Windows again.