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23-Nov-2010, 01:18 PM #1
Solved: Google Chrome Crashes
I am an intermediate-advanced computer user. Google Chrome was working fine until recently. When I tried to open it, I got the window 'Woah! Google Chrome has crashed. Restart?" every time when I clicked on it. Restarting the computer did nothing. Reinstalling Chrome did nothing. Uninstalling with Revo, and reinstalling did nothing. When Chrome is reinstalled it gives a promising few seconds of time before crashing but that was the only progress I saw. What else do you advise?
I have backed up all User Data and Local Settings so I don't risk losing my extensions, settings and greasemonkey scripts. All extensions etc were removed by the uninstall. I have kept backups in a different folder (the desktop) but the reinstall removed the originals from the App Data folder.
I am not going to move user account or take as drastic measures as reinstalling the OS. I am sure this can be sorted out. Perhaps I am running messed up software / malware is installed but no peculiar tasks are running. Messed up software is unlikely as I tried whilst running the minimum amount of programs and the same thing happened. Actually, that's when it started.
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23-Nov-2010, 01:23 PM #2
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Messed up software is unlikely as I tried whilst running the minimum amount of programs and the same thing happened. Actually, that's when it started.
How did you do that?

Did you disable some add-ons?

Did you uninstall some add-ons?

Did you uninstall other programs on the computer ("Add or remove programs"...)?
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23-Nov-2010, 01:29 PM #3
I was trying to sort out an irrelevant issue and temporarily disabled most of my startup programs. That's when I noticed this issue (however, its very possible it had been screwed up before that). I disbaled/uninstalled nothing; although, I made a new account and copied over my app data folder.
(Basically I was going to move my account to sort out an issue but then realised that unrelated issue was the result of a messed up program; I disabled the startup programs to suss out which program was messed up)
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23-Nov-2010, 01:37 PM #4
Try it after booting into Safe Mode with Networking? Any difference?
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23-Nov-2010, 01:49 PM #5
No. Exactly the same issue
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23-Nov-2010, 01:53 PM #6
I am gonna take a break now but will come back later/tomorrow. Please feel free to keep suggesting issues so I can test them out even if you are offline by then
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23-Nov-2010, 01:53 PM #7
BTW, I am currently using Firefox and there are no other issues with my computer
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23-Nov-2010, 02:37 PM #8
Is Chrome crashing on any particular website? Is it always on websites with Flash content (ads, videos, music, tutorials...)?

Do you have the latest Adobe Flash Player for Non-IE?

Or perhaps this started happening after getting the latest version of the Flash player?
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23-Nov-2010, 03:01 PM #9
No, you don't understand. It crashes IMMEDIATELY. The window doesn't even open (occassionally you see it for about a millisecond). The dialogue box then pops up with the issue and tells me to restart the program but clicking 'OK' literally just makes the box pop up again.
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23-Nov-2010, 03:02 PM #10
perhaps it is java/flash related. Do you think that is possible considering how quickly the issue arises when I open Chrome?
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23-Nov-2010, 03:05 PM #11
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perhaps it is java/flash related. Do you think that is possible considering how quickly the issue arises when I open Chrome?
It's hard to say.

Can you remember anything you might have installed or uninstalld prior to your problem?
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23-Nov-2010, 03:08 PM #12
Also, I just tried it without network connection disabled -> 'Woah! Google Chrome has crashed. Restart?'
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23-Nov-2010, 03:08 PM #13
Java is what I'm thinking about. Don't recall updating flash player
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23-Nov-2010, 03:09 PM #14
I will try uninstalling Java. Seems like a long shot though
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23-Nov-2010, 03:13 PM #15
Wow! ... Didn't work at all. haha
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