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Out of the blue, chrome stopped working. I'm panicking. Reinstalled, nothing. I found a virus, removed it, still didn't work. Used System Restore, nothing. PLEASE HELP, any stupid idea you have! I don't want to have to reformat.

(p.s., I'm forced to use IE8, as firefox isn't working either, so please, please pity me!)

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asked Oct 30 '10 at 09:22

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edited Oct 30 '10 at 09:24

Why is it just letting you just use IE? could be the windows firewall? try cleaning the PC.

(Oct 30 '10 at 09:28) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

My friend had a similar problem. I will ask him how he fixed it. But he is rarely on skype which is my only way to contact him.

(Oct 30 '10 at 09:38) Madison Tries Madison%20Tries's gravatar image

Got rid of his comments...

(Oct 30 '10 at 15:04) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

It's not as big of a deal as you're making it out to be! It's only a web browser, but you're acting as if your motherboard just blew up!

answered Oct 30 '10 at 10:57

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Ben Grant

edited Oct 30 '10 at 15:00

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well, when IE is the slowest SH*T around, and chrome is like my only child, yes, it is a big deal, considering this is a new computer, and who wants to reformat their own computer?

(Oct 30 '10 at 13:46) James58321 James58321's gravatar image

If it's a new computer why would it hurt to reformat it?

(Oct 30 '10 at 13:53) recck recck's gravatar image

cause I transfered stuff from my old computer to this one, and im scared to lose the OEM software lisence, and my MS Office one

(Oct 30 '10 at 14:44) James58321 James58321's gravatar image

When this happened to me I was on mac. I restarted and that fixed it.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 11:09

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It depends if its windows 7 or vista

if it is windows vista you only need to reinstall it

answered Oct 30 '10 at 13:53

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James Tamim

(Oct 30 '10 at 15:05) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

Did you tried to download a dev version? When I used the "normal" version I always had problem and crashes but ever since I started to use the dev version Chrome started to work normal. See here for the dev versions: http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/

answered Oct 30 '10 at 15:28

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Or you could download chromium.

(Oct 30 '10 at 15:30) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

Try deleting the user data folder for chrome.

Paste this in the Address bar of "Computer"

Replace "YOURPCNAME" with the name you gave the computer. ex. C:UsersJohn......


Delete "User Data"

answered Oct 31 '10 at 17:47

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Can you tell us which version of Chrome your Running? Stable, Beta, or Dev channel? What version number it is exactly.

(Oct 31 '10 at 17:59) Joelg88 Joelg88's gravatar image

Try restarting computer and if that doesn't work upgrade to IE9

answered Oct 31 '10 at 17:57

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Doesn't matter any more you guys, I bit the bullet an did a complete re-format. Definitely not happy with google support. Know why? BECAUSE THERE'S NONE! And even now, it's starting to f*** up, AGAIN. Jeez, I'm staring to wonder why google exists with the condition it is in. Too bad I grew up with it, and love their browser so much.

answered Oct 31 '10 at 21:08

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Well it must be something you've done wrong, because I have never had a problem with Chrome. And seeing as you have done a complete reinstall of windows, Chrome should have installed easily and begun to work flawlessly. Have you installed add-ons for chrome? Have you changed settings in Options? Check your firewall settings. Try running it as Admin. Try using a program such as Glary Utilities to clean up your computer.

(Oct 31 '10 at 21:50) Geenome Geenome's gravatar image

nope. ive already used such software

(Nov 01 '10 at 18:24) James58321 James58321's gravatar image

have you seen if Firefox is still acting up too. If so It has to be something with you computer. Also what OS are you running?

(Nov 01 '10 at 19:17) bjone1153 bjone1153's gravatar image

Alright, so your reinstalled Windows and the problem persists.

Give more information on whats happening. Did this just start happening? Or has Chrome been like this since the first time you installed it on that computer?

answered Oct 31 '10 at 21:14

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