The latest version of Google's Chrome browser works in moderation on some Windows 10 computers, as users report issues with bulk browser extensions loading and blocking. The main solution is to switch to the beta version of Chrome.
I'm sorry, what?
"This seems to be related to the user data directory that stores information about the current installation, as Chrome Beta will resolve the issue," the Google product expert wrote.
Fortunately, this is not the only potential solution (or temporary solution, to be more precise). Running the stable version of Chrome installer could fix the problem. The same goes for a simple Windows reboot, the magic remedy for weird PC problems that pop up from time to time.
However, not everyone sees successes with reboots and reboots.
"My Chrome no longer opens. Well, it launches, but my web pages are locked, new tabs are locked, even trying to load settings or bookmarks, the web page is locked. 39; application does not crash, only web pages ". wrote a user. "I'm not sure what's going on. I ran sfc / scannow on CMD unsuccessfully, I ran a memory diagnostic that came out dry. I reinstalled Chrome and restarted the device."
If your Chrome browser is suddenly in trouble, there are a couple of other possible solutions that don't involve upgrading to beta. After making sure Chrome Sync is turned on (so you don't lose your saved passwords, bookmarks, and site data), try these steps:
- Chrome Chrome
- Open Fire Explorer and go to% LOCALAPPDATA Google Chrome User Data
- Return content to another folder (just in case)
- Delete "Local State" file
- Cross your fingers and start Chrome
If these steps do not resolve the issue, follow them again to step 3, rename the "User Data" folder to something else (such as "User Data Backup"). ") and restart Chrome.
Other than that, you can go semi-nuclear and completely clean Chrome from your PC and reinstall it. This involves a little more, and involves editing the record; after uninstalling Chrome using the "Add or Remove Programs" section of your Windows 10 system settings, follow these steps:
- Delete the Google folder in C: Users (USERNAME \ Appdata local
- Delete the Google folder in C: Program Files (x86)
- Type regedit in the Windows 10 search bar and open the Registry Editor
- Delete Google registry entries in the following ways:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER SOFTWARE GOOGLE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE GOOGLE
- Reinstall Chrome
Note that you can break Windows 10 items by damaging the registry, so be careful not to delete folders voluntarily or not. And if you just don’t feel comfortable with the steps above, just wait for things; it is very likely that Google will fix the problem.
In the meantime, you can use another stable browser. Microsoft Edge is based on the same underlying Chromium platform as Chrome, but it doesn't appear to have any bugs that are causing issues with Chrome. Edge is really pretty good these days and you might even like it enough to make it your main browser. Here we also have a weak point for Firefox on PC Gamer.